Hollywood Propaganda

Hollywood Propaganda
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-10-04
ISBN 10: 9781943591091
ISBN 13: 1943591091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Propaganda Book Review:

The author, a media analyst, shares his perspectives and insights into how current entertainment products are intentionally crafted to shape our society's social and political trends.

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.

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.

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.

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: 540
Release: 2002-01-09
ISBN 10: 0231507550
ISBN 13: 9780231507554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearst Over Hollywood Book Review:

Hollywood—crossroads of filmmaking, mythmaking, and politics—was dominated by one man more than any other for most of its history. It was William Randolph Hearst who understood how to use cinema to exploit the public's desire for entertainment and to create film propaganda to further his own desire for power. From the start, Hearst saw his future and the future of Hollywood as one and the same. He pioneered and capitalized on the synergistic relationship between yellow journalism and advertising and motion pictures. He sent movie cameramen to the inauguration of William McKinley and the front lines of the Spanish-American War. He played a prominent role in organizing film propaganda for both sides fighting World War I. By the 1910s, Hearst was producing his own pictures—he ran one of the first animation studios and made many popular and controversial movie serials, including The Perils of Pauline (creating both the scenario and the catchphrase title) and Patria. As a feature film producer, Hearst was responsible for some of the most talked-about movies of the 1920s and 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. Hearst Over Hollywood draws on hundreds of previously unpublished letters and memos, FBI Freedom of Information files, and personal interviews to document the scope of Hearst's power in Hollywood. Louis Pizzitola tells the hidden story of Hearst's shaping influence on both film publicity and film censorship—getting the word out and keeping it in check—as well as the growth of the "talkies," and the studio system. He details Hearst's anti-Semitism and anti-Communism, used to retaliate for Citizen Kane and to maintain dominance in the film industry, and exposes his secret film deal with Germany on the eve of World War II. The author also presents new insights into Hearst's relationships with Marion Davies, Will Hays, Louis B. Mayer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mussolini, Hitler, and the Kennedys. Hearst Over Hollywood is a tour de force of biography, cultural study, and film history that reveals as never before the brilliance and darkness of Hearst's prophetic connection with Hollywood.

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

One World Big Screen

One World  Big Screen
Author: M. Todd Bennett
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0807837466
ISBN 13: 9780807837467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One World Big Screen Book Review:

World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World, Big Screen reveals how the Grand Alliance--Britain, China, the Soviet Union, and the United States--tapped Hollywood's impressive power to shrink the distance and bridge the differences that separated them. The Allies, M. Todd Bennett shows, strategically manipulated cinema in an effort to promote the idea that the United Nations was a family of nations joined by blood and affection. Bennett revisits Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, Flying Tigers, and other familiar movies that, he argues, helped win the war and the peace by improving Allied solidarity and transforming the American worldview. Closely analyzing film, diplomatic correspondence, propagandists' logs, and movie studio records found in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union, Bennett rethinks traditional scholarship on World War II diplomacy by examining the ways that Hollywood and the Allies worked together to prepare for and enact the war effort.

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.

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda
Author: Martin J. Manning,Martin Manning,Herbert Romerstein
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780313296055
ISBN 13: 0313296057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of American Propaganda Book Review:

Covers the history of propaganda that was created by the United States government.

Five Came Back

Five Came Back
Author: Mark Harris
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN 10: 0698151577
ISBN 13: 9780698151574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Came Back Book Review:

Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood's most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directors—John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra—changed World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them. In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight. The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back. “Five Came Back . . . is one of the great works of film history of the decade.” --Slate “A tough-minded, information-packed and irresistibly readable work of movie-minded cultural criticism. Like the best World War II films, it highlights marquee names in a familiar plot to explore some serious issues: the human cost of military service, the hypnotic power of cinema and the tension between artistic integrity and the exigencies of war.” --The New York Times

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.

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.

Operation Hollywood

Operation Hollywood
Author: David L. Robb
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 135
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.

Hollywood Hates Hitler

Hollywood Hates Hitler
Author: Chris Yogerst
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-08-25
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.

Hollywood and Hitler 1933 1939

Hollywood and Hitler  1933 1939
Author: Doherty Thomas
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
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.

Hollywood and Anti Semitism

Hollywood and Anti Semitism
Author: Steven Alan Carr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2001-04-30
ISBN 10: 9780521798549
ISBN 13: 052179854X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood and Anti Semitism Book Review:

Examines the role of American Jews in the entertainment industry.

The Collaboration

The Collaboration
Author: Ben Urwand
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN 10: 0674728351
ISBN 13: 9780674728356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collaboration Book Review:

To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself--obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

The Liberal Media Industrial Complex

The Liberal Media Industrial Complex
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1943591083
ISBN 13: 9781943591084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Liberal Media Industrial Complex Book Review:

The “media” used to mean television, radio, newspapers, and magazines; but today it largely involves social media, which has swallowed up all of these other forms and is now controlled by a small group of Silicon Valley titans who decide what billions of people are able to see and hear online.

The convergence of old technology and new has centralized unimaginable power into the hands of a few gigantic corporations that now dictate how we communicate with each other and perceive the outside world.

Media analyst Mark Dice details how the rise of social media that tipped the balance of power regarding the production and distribution of information has also resulted in a massive backslash from those conspiring to regain the influence they once held.

Now conservatives are experiencing widespread censorship as the tech giants scramble to put the genie back in the bottle.

The liberal media has launched an information war against President Trump and his supporters, and are using their monopolies to manipulate public opinion in order to further their aims of a socialist revolution.