The Resource Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds, Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood

Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds, Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood

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Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds
Title
Cinematic Cold War
Title remainder
the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds
Statement of responsibility
Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War was as much a battle of ideas as a series of military and diplomatic confrontations, and movies were a prime battleground for this cultural combat. Tony Shaw and Denise Youngblood show Hollywood sought to export American ideals in movies like Rambo, and the Soviet film industry fought back by showcasing Communist ideals in a positive light, primarily for their own citizens. The two camps traded cinematic blows over four decades. The first book-length comparative survey of cinema's vital role in disseminating Cold War ideologies, Shaw and Youngblood's study focuses on ten films, five American and five Soviet, that in both obvious and subtle ways provided a crucial outlet for the global "debate" between democratic and communist ideologies. For each nation, the authors outline industry leaders, structure, audiences, politics, and international reach and explore varied relationships linking each film industry to its respective government. They then present five comparative case studies, each pairing an American with a Soviet film: Man on a Tightrope with The Meeting on the Elbe; Roman Holiday with Spring on Zarechnaya Street; Fail-Safe with Nine Days in One Year; Bananas with Officers; Rambo: First Blood Part II with Incident at Map Grid 36-80. Collectively, their commentaries track the Cold War in its entirety, from its formative phase through periods of thaw and self-doubt to the resurgence of mutual animosity during the Reagan years and enable readers to identify competing core propaganda themes such as decadence versus morality, technology versus humanity, and freedom versus authority. They show such themes blurred notions regarding "propaganda" and "entertainment," terms that were often interchangeable and mutually reinforcing during the Cold War. Cinematic Cold War offers a shrewd analysis of how the silver screen functioned on both sides of the Iron Curtain
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Shaw, Tony
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P6
LC item number
S525 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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Youngblood, Denise J.
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  • Cold War in motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Cold War (1945-1989) in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Koude Oorlog
  • cinéma américain (Etats-Unis)
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Film
  • Film
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Sovjet-Unie
  • Sowjetunion
  • USA
  • USA
  • Sowjetunion
Label
Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds, Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : culture, film and the "new" Cold War history -- Industry, state, and Cold War contours. American cinema and the Cold War -- Soviet cinema and the Cold War -- Sites of conflict. Justifying war -- Pleasure versus progress -- Deterrence and dissent -- Conservatism versus anarchy -- Last acts -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780700617432
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607980813
  • (OCoLC)ocn607980813
Label
Cinematic Cold War : the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds, Tony Shaw and Denise J. Youngblood
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes filmography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : culture, film and the "new" Cold War history -- Industry, state, and Cold War contours. American cinema and the Cold War -- Soviet cinema and the Cold War -- Sites of conflict. Justifying war -- Pleasure versus progress -- Deterrence and dissent -- Conservatism versus anarchy -- Last acts -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780700617432
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010018067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607980813
  • (OCoLC)ocn607980813

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