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.

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda
Author: Jay Douglas Steinmetz
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-11-24
ISBN 10: 1498556817
ISBN 13: 9781498556811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Free Speech and Propaganda Book Review:

This history of the early American film industry identifies key political aspects in the rise of the classical Hollywood system. It uniquely identifies and explores the political development of American film that shows how movies shaped political culture and consumer capitalism in the twentieth century.

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.

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.

Red Carpet

Red Carpet
Author: Erich Schwartzel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN 10: 1984879006
ISBN 13: 9781984879004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Carpet Book Review:

"This is a fascinating book. It will educate you. Schwartzel has done some extraordinary reporting." — The New York Times Book Review “In this highly entertaining but deeply disturbing book, Erich Schwartzel demonstrates the extent of our cultural thrall to China. His depiction of the craven characters, American and Chinese, who have enabled this situation represents a significant feat of investigative journalism. His narrative is about not merely the movie business, but the new world order.” —Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon An eye-opening and deeply reported narrative that details the surprising role of the movie business in the high-stakes contest between the U.S. and China From trade to technology to military might, competition between the United States and China dominates the foreign policy landscape. But this battle for global influence is also playing out in a strange and unexpected arena: the movies. The film industry, Wall Street Journal reporter Erich Schwartzel explains, is the latest battleground in the tense and complex rivalry between these two world powers. In recent decades, as China has grown into a giant of the international economy, it has become a crucial source of revenue for the American film industry. Hollywood studios are now bending over backward to make movies that will appeal to China’s citizens—and gain approval from severe Communist Party censors. At the same time, and with America’s unwitting help, China has built its own film industry into an essential arm of its plan to export its national agenda to the rest of the world. The competition between these two movie businesses is a Cold War for this century, a clash that determines whether democratic or authoritarian values will be broadcast most powerfully around the world. Red Carpet is packed with memorable characters who have—knowingly or otherwise—played key roles in this tangled industry web: not only A-list stars like Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Gere but also eccentric Chinese billionaires, zany expatriate filmmakers, and starlets who disappear from public life without explanation or trace. Schwartzel combines original reporting, political history, and show-biz intrigue in an exhilarating tour of global entertainment, from propaganda film sets in Beijing to the boardrooms of Hollywood studios to the living rooms in Kenya where families decide whether to watch an American or Chinese movie. Alarming, occasionally absurd, and wildly entertaining, Red Carpet will not only alter the way we watch movies but also offer essential new perspective on the power struggle of this century.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Triumph of Propaganda

The Triumph of Propaganda
Author: Hilmar Hoffmann
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9781571811226
ISBN 13: 1571811222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of Propaganda Book Review:

Seeing German film during the Third Reich as a powerful and sinister tool for both indoctrination and escapist pacification, analyses the pictorial and spoken language to identify the psychological techniques used in the various genres, including news reels, documentaries, features, and cultural films. Two chapters focus on the role of flags, and another explains the rise of Hitler. Not illustrated. No subject index. First published as Und die Fahne fuhrt uns in die Ewigkeit in 1988 by Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag in Frankfurt am Main. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Film Propaganda and American Politics

Film Propaganda and American Politics
Author: James Combs,Sara T. Combs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN 10: 1317929063
ISBN 13: 9781317929062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Film Propaganda and American Politics Book Review:

Originally published in 1994, this important book traces the rise of film propaganda in the 20th Century, discussing specifically how film can be used to manipulate public perception and opinions. Two distinct areas are covered: war propaganda, including feature and documentary films regarding warfare; and civilian propaganda, including films that address a variety of political subjects. Although the focus is American film and American politics, this book offers insights for all those interested in the affect of film on the minds of citizens of any country or state.

Big Brother

Big Brother
Author: Mark Dice
Publsiher: Mark Dice
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 0967346614
ISBN 13: 9780967346618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Brother Book Review:

In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice details actual NSA high-tech spy systems, mind-reading machines, secret government projects, and emerging artificial intelligence programs that seem as if they came right out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s famous book was first published in 1949, and tells the story of a nightmarish future where citizens have lost all privacy and are continuously monitored by the omniscient Big Brother surveillance system which keeps them obedient to a totalitarian government. The novel is eerily prophetic as many of the fictional systems of surveillance described have now become a reality. Mark Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine. - The National Security Agency - Facial Recognition Scanners - Mind Reading Machines - Neural Interfaces - Psychotronic Weapons - Orwellian Government Programs - The Nanny State - Orwellian Weapons - Artificial Intelligence - Cybernetic Organisms - A Closer Look at 1984 - Our Social Structure - The Control of Information - Perpetual State of War - The Personification of the Party - Telescreens - A Snitch Culture - Relationships in Shambles - A Heartless Society - Foreign Countries Painted as Enemies - Power Hungry Officials - An Erosion of the Language - Double Think - And More! By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

Camera Politica

Camera Politica
Author: Michael Ryan,Douglas Kellner
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780253206046
ISBN 13: 0253206049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Camera Politica Book Review:

--Teaching PhilosophyCamera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.

Chinese Revolutionary Cinema

Chinese Revolutionary Cinema
Author: Jessica Ka Yee Chan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN 10: 1786734346
ISBN 13: 9781786734341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Revolutionary Cinema Book Review:

Engaging with fiction films devoted to heroic tales from the decade and a half between 1949 and 1966, this book reconceives state propaganda as aesthetic experiments that not only radically transformed acting, cinematography and screenwriting in socialist China, but also articulated a new socialist film theory and criticism. Rooted in the interwar avant-garde and commercial cinema, Chinese revolutionary cinema, as a state cinema for the newly established People's Republic, adapted Chinese literature for the screen, incorporated Hollywood narration, appropriated Soviet montage theory and orchestrated a new, glamorous, socialist star culture. In the wake of decolonisation, Chinese film journals were quick to project and disseminate the country's redefined self-image to Asia, Africa and Latin America as they helped to create an alternative vision of modernity and internationalism. Revealing the historical contingency of the term 'propaganda', Chan uncovers the visual, aural, kinaesthetic, sexual and ideological dynamics that gave rise to a new aesthetic of revolutionary heroism in world cinema. Based on extensive archival research, this book's focus on the distinctive rhetoric of post-war socialist China will be of value to East Asian Cinema scholars, Chinese Studies academics and those interested in the history of twentieth-century socialist culture.

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.

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.