Hollywood Propaganda How TV Movies and Music Shape Our Culture

Hollywood Propaganda  How TV  Movies  and Music Shape Our Culture
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-03
ISBN 10: 1943591105
ISBN 13: 9781943591107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Propaganda How TV Movies and Music Shape Our Culture Book Review:

Films and television shows aren’t just entertainment. They are powerful vehicles that influence social and political trends, ultimately shaping the very fabric of our culture. Because of this potential, there are various agencies which work behind the scenes in Hollywood to harness these forces for their own aims or those of their clients.

Few people outside the industry are aware that such agencies exist and are hired by advocacy groups to lobby studios, writers, and producers in order to get their ideas inserted into plots of popular works.

These Hollywood lobbyists have been instrumental in successfully paving the path for same-sex marriage to become legal, destigmatizing abortion, encouraging mass immigration, and sounding the alarm about climate change; all under the cloak of mere “entertainment.”

More recently we’ve seen these same powers levied against President Trump, his supporters, and used to demonize “white privilege” as an invisible enemy that’s supposedly around every corner.

Even sports and late-night comedy shows are employed for political causes, violating the once unwritten cardinal rules of their industries. In this groundbreaking work, media analyst Mark Dice details the true power of entertainment and proves how it is being used to wage a psychological war against the world.

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II
Author: Robert Fyne
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780810833104
ISBN 13: 0810833107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II Book Review:

An in-depth study that examines WWII movies, analyzing many motifs, stereotypes, ficiton-as-fact, distortions, and prevarications that permeate this genre.

Hollywood Goes to War

Hollywood Goes to War
Author: Clayton R. Koppes,Gregory D. Black
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1990-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780520071612
ISBN 13: 0520071611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Goes to War Book Review:

The little-explored story of how politics, propaganda, and profits were combined to create the drama, imagery and fantasy that was American film during World War II. 32 black-and-white photographs.

Primetime Propaganda

Primetime Propaganda
Author: Ben Shapiro
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 0062092103
ISBN 13: 9780062092106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primetime Propaganda Book Review:

“Vitally important, devastatingly thorough, and shockingly revealing…. After reading Primetime Propaganda, you’ll never watch TV the same way again.” —Mark Levin Movie critic Michael Medved calls Ben Shapiro, “One of our most refreshing and insightful voices on the popular culture, as well as a conscience for his much-maligned generation.” With Primetime Propaganda, the syndicated columnist and bestselling author of Brainwashed, Porn Generation, and Project President tells the shocking true story of how the most powerful medium of mass communication in human history became a vehicle for spreading the radical agenda of the left side of the political spectrum. Similar to what Bernard Goldberg’s Bias and A Slobbering Love Affair did for the liberal news machine, Shapiro’s Primetime Propaganda is an essential exposé of corrupting media bias, pulling back the curtain on widespread and unrepentant abuses of the Hollywood entertainment industry.

Hollywood s Cold War

Hollywood s Cold War
Author: Tony Shaw
Publsiher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781558496125
ISBN 13: 1558496122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood s Cold War Book Review:

Published at a time when American filmmakers are deeply involved in the War on Terror, this authoritative and timely book offers the first comprehensive account of Hollywood's propaganda role during the defining ideological conflict of the 20th century: the Cold War.

Hollywood Enlists

Hollywood Enlists
Author: Ralph Donald
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 1442277270
ISBN 13: 9781442277274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Enlists Book Review:

Frequently referred to as “the Greatest Generation,” Americans of the World War II era were influenced by Hollywood’s depictions of their nation, its role in world affairs, and the virtue of its involvement in the war. Stories of the bravery and heroism of the American military—as well as the moral and political threat posed by the enemy—filled movie screens across the country to garner passionate support for wartime policies. In Hollywood Enlists! Propaganda Films of World War II, Ralph Donald explores how the studios supported the war effort and helped shape the attitudes of an entire generation. Through films the studios appealed to the public’s sense of nationalism, demonized the enemy, and stressed that wartime sacrifices would result in triumph. The author contends that American films of the period used sophisticated, but often overlooked, strategies of propaganda to ideologically unite the country. While these strategies have long been associated with political speeches and writings during the war, little in-depth consideration has been given to their use in the era’s cinema. By examining major motion pictures—including Casablanca, The Flying Tigers, Mrs. Miniver, Sergeant York, They Were Expendable, and many others—Donald illustrates how various propaganda techniques aligned the nation’s entertainment with government aims. Hollywood Enlists! will appeal to readers with interests in war films and motion picture history, as well as politics and social history.

Hearst Over Hollywood

Hearst Over Hollywood
Author: Louis Pizzitola
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780231116466
ISBN 13: 0231116462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearst Over Hollywood Book Review:

As a feature film producer, Hearst was responsible for some of the most talked-about movies of the 1920s and the 1930s. Behind the scenes in Hollywood, Hearst had few equals - he was a much-feared power broker from the Silent Era to the Blacklisting Era.".

The Resistance Manifesto

The Resistance Manifesto
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2008-07
ISBN 10: 0967346649
ISBN 13: 9780967346649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resistance Manifesto Book Review:

The Resistance Manifesto by Mark Dice contains 450 pages of extensively researched and documented information drawing from declassified documents, mainstream news articles, religious texts, and personal interviews. A dark web of evil is exposed like never before, making Bible Prophecy and the New World Order crystal clear. Learn the most powerful information about the Illuminati, plans for the rise of the Antichrist, the institutions, people, and powers involved, and how you can fight them. By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction ENDORSEMENTS "Powerful and compelling. A must read." - Alex Jones from Infowars.com "Mark takes you beyond 9/11 into a world of secret societies, mystics, and madmen." - Jason Bermas, producer of Loose Change "Mark Dice is not a conspiracy theorist, he is a conspiracy realist. This book tells it like it is. I urge every American to read it and pass it on to your friends and relatives. Wake up America!" - Ted Gunderson, Senior Special Agent in Charge (retired) FBI Los Angeles "A must read for all Patriots. Mark has the guts most of us wish we had." - Mike Hanson, author of Bohemian Grove: Cult of Conspiracy (infiltrated Bohemian Grove with Alex Jones in the year 2000) "Every patriotic American needs the valuable information in this outstanding book. Its insights are vital to our overcoming the sinister forces now confronting us on every side." - Texe Marrs - Power of Prophecy Ministry & author of Codex Magica "Mark Dice has assumed leadership of The Resistance. Forewarned is forearmed and we all have a role to play in the future. Or as Mark puts it, "The Resistance lives within each of us." - Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy SOME TOPICS INCLUDE: A detailed analysis of the September 11th attacks and evidence they were aided by elements within U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies to be used as a reason to jump-start the "War on Terror" and the erosion of privacy and personal liberties outlined in the constitution. Excerpts from the original writings of the Illuminati founders and how the organization drew up plans over 200 years ago to take over every major institution of power and influence in the world through deception and criminal activity. An exposé on the Bohemian Grove including quotes from President Richard Nixon, senator John DeCamp, and information from Chris Jones who worked at the club and became an informant revealing the activities within. The history and meaning of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones monument and why the elite want to reduce world population to 500 million by killing billions of people through wars and plagues. The Skull and Bones society at Yale University, their direct connection to the Illuminati, and the true meaning of their mantra, “The hangman equals death, the Devil equals death, and death equals death.” Sophisticated NSA government spy systems such as Echelon and Carnivore and their true capabilities. Department of Defense plans to create cybernetic organisms and implant humans with neural interfaces by wiring computers directly into the brain and billions of dollars pouring into robotic soldier programs. Secret FEMA prison camps and detention centers which are already constructed and ready to be filled with those who resist the tyranny of the New World Order. How private organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank and the Council on Foreign Relations hold tremendous power and influence over domestic and international affairs, while giving the appearance that they are a part of the United States government. The final plans for the global government, one world currency, unified Luciferian religion, and the rise of the Antichrist. What it means to be a part of The Resistance, our mission, and how you can get involved.

Hollywood Hates Hitler

Hollywood Hates Hitler
Author: Chris Yogerst
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1496829778
ISBN 13: 9781496829771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Hates Hitler Book Review:

In September 1941, a handful of isolationist senators set out to tarnish Hollywood for warmongering. The United States was largely divided on the possibility of entering the European War, yet the immigrant moguls in Hollywood were acutely aware of the conditions in Europe. After Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass), the gloves came off. Warner Bros. released the first directly anti-Nazi film in 1939 with Confessions of a Nazi Spy. Other studios followed with such films as The Mortal Storm (MGM), Man Hunt (Fox), The Man I Married (Fox), and The Great Dictator (United Artists). While these films represented a small percentage of Hollywood’s output, senators took aim at the Jews in Hollywood who were supposedly “agitating us for war” and launched an investigation that resulted in Senate Resolution 152. The resolution was aimed at both radio and movies that “have been extensively used for propaganda purposes designed to influence the public mind in the direction of participation in the European War.” When the Senate approved a subcommittee to investigate the intentions of these films, studio bosses were ready and willing to stand up against the government to defend their beloved industry. What followed was a complete embarrassment of the United States Senate and a large victory for Hollywood as well as freedom of speech. Many works of American film history only skim the surface of the 1941 investigation of Hollywood. In Hollywood Hates Hitler! Jew-Baiting, Anti-Nazism, and the Senate Investigation into Warmongering in Motion Pictures, author Chris Yogerst examines the years leading up to and through the Senate Investigation into Motion Picture War Propaganda, detailing the isolationist senators’ relationship with the America First movement. Through his use of primary documents and lengthy congressional records, Yogerst paints a picture of the investigation’s daily events both on Capitol Hill and in the national press.

The CIA in Hollywood

The CIA in Hollywood
Author: Tricia Jenkins
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0292772467
ISBN 13: 9780292772465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The CIA in Hollywood Book Review:

"Jenkins's book raises serious ethical and legal questions about the relationship between the CIA and Hollywood and the extent to which we consume propaganda from one through the other. . . . Should the CIA be authorized to target American public opinion? If our artists don't confront [the question] more directly, and soon, the Agency will only continue to infiltrate our vulnerable film and television screens—and our minds." —Tom Hayden, Los Angeles Review of Books "The book makes a strong case that the CIA should not be in Hollywood at all, but that if it is, it cannot pick and choose which movies it wishes to support. Well written and researched, this study examines a subject that has not received enough scholarly or critical attention. Highly recommended." —Choice "A fascinating, highly readable, and original new work. . . . Incorporating effective, illustrative case studies, The CIA in Hollywood is definitely recommended to students of film, media relations, the CIA, and U.S. interagency relations." —H-Net Reviews

Reel Power

Reel Power
Author: Matthew Alford
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780745329833
ISBN 13: 0745329837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reel Power Book Review:

Hollywood is often characterized as a stronghold of left-liberal ideals. In Reel Power, Matthew Alford shows it is in fact deeply complicit in serving the interests of the most regressive U.S. corporate and political forces. Films like Transformers, Terminator: Salvation and Black Hawk Down are constructed with Defense Department assistance as explicit cheerleaders for the U.S. military, but Matthew Alford also emphasizes how so-called radical films like Three Kings, Hotel Rwanda and Avatar present watered-down alternative visions of American politics that serve a similar function. Reel Power is the first book to examine the internal workings of contemporary Hollywood as a politicized industry as well as scores of films across all genres. No matter what the progressive impulses of some celebrities and artists, Alford shows how they are part of a system that is hard-wired to encourage American global supremacy and frequently the use of state violence.

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1944
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015073451836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States Book Review:

Hollywood in Havana

Hollywood in Havana
Author: Megan Feeney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-01-22
ISBN 10: 022659369X
ISBN 13: 9780226593692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood in Havana Book Review:

In the 1940s and '50s, Havana was a locus for American movie stars, with glamorous visitors including Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Marlon Brando. In fact, Hollywood was seemingly everywhere in pre-Castro Havana, with movie theaters three to a block in places, widely circulated silver screen fanzines, and terms like "cowboy" and "gangster" becoming part of Cuban vernacular speech. Hollywood in Havana takes this historical backdrop as the catalyst for a startling question: Did exposure to half a century of Hollywood pave the way for the Cuban Revolution of 1959? Megan Feeney argues that American movies helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty after seeing freedom-fighting and rebellious values and behaviors on display in wartime dramas and film noirs. At the same time, influential Cuban intellectuals worked to translate cinematic ethics into revolutionary rhetoric--which, ironically, led to pointed critiques of the US presence in Cuba and which were eventually used to subvert American foreign policy. Hollywood in Havana adds to our evolving notions of how American cinema has been internalized and localized around the world, while also broadening our views of the ongoing history of US-Cuban interactions, both cultural and political.

Propaganda in Motion Pictures

Propaganda in Motion Pictures
Author: United States. U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on interstate commerce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 449
Release: 1942
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110729253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Propaganda in Motion Pictures Book Review:

The Holocaust Film Sourcebook Documentary and propaganda

The Holocaust Film Sourcebook  Documentary and propaganda
Author: Caroline Joan Picart
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780275983284
ISBN 13: 0275983285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holocaust Film Sourcebook Documentary and propaganda Book Review:

A comprehensive filmography, listing fictional narrative films in the first volume and documentary and propaganda films in the second. The films - listed alphabetically - were produced in many different countries. The work lists films made during World War II and after (including Nazi films). Each entry provides bibliographic information, a summary of the story, and a list of primary and secondary sources. Each volume contains a few "spotlight essays". Partial contents:

The Illuminati in Hollywood

The Illuminati in Hollywood
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: The Resistance
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0988726874
ISBN 13: 9780988726871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illuminati in Hollywood Book Review:

The infamous Illuminati secret society represents the pinnacle of power in politics, banking, and the news media; but what about the entertainment industry? Do Hollywood’s elite studios, producers, and celebrities have a secret agenda? Are they part of a covert conspiracy? Media analyst Mark Dice will show you exactly how Hollywood uses celebrities and entertainment as a powerful propaganda tool to shape our culture, attitudes, behaviors, and to promote corrupt government policies and programs. You will see how the CIA and the Pentagon work hand in hand with Hollywood to produce blockbuster movies and popular television shows crafted to paint positive portraits of war, Orwellian government surveillance, unconstitutional agendas, and more. You’ll also learn the strange and secret spiritual beliefs of the stars that fuel their egos and appetites for fame and wealth, making them perfect puppets for the corporate controllers behind the scenes. And you will also discover the rare instances of anti-Illuminati celebrities who have dared to bite the hand that feeds them. Character Howard Beale once warned in the 1976 classic film Network, “This tube is the most awesome God-damned force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls in to the hands of the wrong people,” and unfortunately that is exactly what has happened.

The Propaganda Model Today

The Propaganda Model Today
Author: Joan Pedro-Carañana,Daniel Broudy,Jeffery Klaehn
Publsiher: University of Westminster Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 1912656175
ISBN 13: 9781912656172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Propaganda Model Today Book Review:

While the individual elements of the propaganda system (or filters) identified by the Propaganda Model (PM) – ownership, advertising, sources, flak and anti-communism – have previously been the focus of much scholarly attention, their systematisation in a model, empirical corroboration and historicisation have made the PM a useful tool for media analysis across cultural and geographical boundaries. Despite the wealth of scholarly research Herman and Chomsky’s work has set into motion over the past decades, the PM has been subjected to marginalisation, poorly informed critiques and misrepresentations. Interestingly, while the PM enables researchers to form discerning predictions as regards corporate media performance, Herman and Chomsky had further predicted that the PM itself would meet with such marginalisation and contempt. In current theoretical and empirical studies of mass media performance, uses of the PM continue, nonetheless, to yield important insights into the workings of political and economic power in society, due in large measure to the model’s considerable explanatory power.

Hollywood and Hitler 1933 1939

Hollywood and Hitler  1933 1939
Author: Doherty Thomas
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 1365331245
ISBN 13: 9781365331244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood and Hitler 1933 1939 Book Review:

The behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood’s struggle with Nazism before the outbreak of war. The abundance of WWII-era documentaries and the huge cache of archival footage that has emerged since 1945 make it seem as if cinematic images of the Nazis were always as vivid and plentiful as they are today. Yet between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more distinct and ominous only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler’s Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docu-drama by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of “a Hollywood girl in Naziland!”; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios.

The Illuminati

The Illuminati
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0967346657
ISBN 13: 9780967346656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illuminati Book Review:

Secret societies have both fascinated and frightened people for hundreds of years. Often the infamous Illuminati is mentioned as the core of conspiracies which span the globe. The Illuminati is actually a historical secret society which had goals of revolutions and world domination dating back to the 1770s. Since then, rumors and conspiracy theories involving the Illuminati continue to spread, sometimes finding their way into popular novels like Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and Hollywood movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some men have even come forward claiming to be former members, offering details of what they allege are the inner workings of the organization. When you sift through all of the information available on the subject, you may be surprised that the truth is stranger than fiction. In The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, conspiracy and occult expert Mark Dice separates history from Hollywood and shows why tales of the secret society won't die. - Original Writings and Documents - Purported Texts - Freemasonry's Connections - The Georgia Guidestones - Alleged Victims and Defectors - Aliens and Reptillians - Activists and Eyewitnesses - Fictional books - Fictional films - TV references - The Music Industry - Mainstream Media Manipulation - Documentary Films - Pre Illuminati Organizations - The Luciferian Doctrine - The Federal Reserve - Skull and Bones - The Bilderberg Group - Bohemian Grove - The Council on Foreign Relations - The Franklin Cover-up - Sex Magic - Election Fraud - The Necronomicon - The Church of Satan - The Secret Doctrine - Emerald Tablet - The Book of Thoth - The Book of Dzyan - The Report From Iron Mountain - Protocols of the Elders of Zion - The Holy Grail - MK-ULTRA Documents - The Satanic Bible - The Secret Doctrine - David Rockefeller's Memoirs - Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism - Secret Societies and Subversive Movements - Occult Theocrasy - Externalization of the Hierarchy - None Dare Call It Conspiracy - Magick: In Theory and Practice - Bloodlines of the Illuminati - The Lexicon of Freemasonry - Morals and Dogma - The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Myron Fagan - Edith Miller - Gary Allen - Abbe Barruel - Nesta Webster - Anthony J. Hilder - John Robison - Johnny Gosch - William Morgan - Chris Jones, former Bohemian Grove employee - Ted Gunderson former FBI Agent - John Todd - Bill Schnoebelen - Mike Warnke - Cathy O'Brien - Aleister Crowley - Alice Bailey - Benjamine Creme - William Cooper - Carol Quigley - Zeitgeist's Peter Joseph - Helena Blavatsky - Phil Schneider - Benjamin Fulford - Hal Turner, FBI informant - Manly P. Hall - Fritz Springmeier - Albert Pike - Anton LaVey - David Icke - And More By the author of The New World Order: Facts & Fiction

Operation Hollywood

Operation Hollywood
Author: David L. Robb
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1615924515
ISBN 13: 9781615924516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Hollywood Book Review:

Foreword by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law SchoolRobb's book should outrage most Americans and lead to hearings in Congress. Congress has never given the military the authority to use public funds and resources to engage in its own self-serving efforts to shape its public image. In the very least, it is a misuse of public funds. At worst, it is a new variation on censorship, crafted to operate in the shadow of the First Amendment.- From the Foreword by Jonathan Turley[S]ucceeds in uncovering a little-known and disturbingly anti-democratic aspect of the film industry. It is also a very entertaining book that military film enthusiasts especially will enjoy reading.- On Point, The Journal of Army History...illuminating...-Publishers Weekly...a fully documented broadside fit for all public and academic libraries.- Library JournalThrough a series of candid letters, interviews, and anecdotes from Hollywood icons Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Wayne, Francis Ford Coppola and others, Robb takes his readers on a tour of the integral workings of Hollywood's deal with the Pentagon. Our rating: A- Rocky Mountain NewsAn indignant, unsettling analysis of the military's influence on the film industry.- Hollywood ReporterThe only thing Hollywood likes more than a good movie is a good deal. For more than fifty years producers and directors of war and action movies have been getting a great deal from America's armed forces by receiving access to billions of dollars worth of military equipment and personnel for little or no cost. Although this arrangement considerably lowers a film's budget, the cost in terms of intellectual freedom can be quite steep. In exchange for access to sophisticated military hardware and expertise, filmmakers must agree to censorship from the Pentagon.As veteran Hollywood journalist David L. Robb shows in this revealing insider's look into Hollywood's dirtiest little secret, the final product that moviegoers see at the theater is often not just what the director intends but also what the powers-that-be in the military want to project about America's armed forces. Sometimes the censor demands removal of just a few words; other times whole scenes must be scrapped or completely revised. What happens if a director refuses the requested changes? Robb quotes a Pentagon spokesman: Well I'm taking my toys and I'm going home. I'm taking my tanks and my troops and my location, and I'm going home. That can be quite a persuasive threat to a filmmaker trying to keep his movie within budget.Robb takes us behind the scenes during the making of many well-known movies. From The Right Stuff to Top Gun and even Lassie, the list of movies in which the Pentagon got its way is very long. Only when a director is determined to spend more money than necessary to make his own movie without interference, as in the case of Oliver Stone in the creation of Platoon or Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now, is a film released that presents the director's unalloyed vision.For anyone who loves movies and cares about freedom of expression, Operation Hollywood is an engrossing, shocking, and very entertaining book.David Robb (Beverly Hills, CA), an award-winning freelance journalist who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize three times, has published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Daily News, The Nation, LA Weekly, Salon.com, and Brill's Content. For many years he was a labor and legal reporter for The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.