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Hollywood’s Raid on Entebbe : Behind the Scenes of the United States-Israel alliance
This article examines the popular cultural dimensions of the U.S.-Israeli alliance. Focusing on the fierce competition that took place between American and Israeli filmmakers to re-enact the Israeli military's Entebbe raid ...
An Act of War? : The Interview Affair, the Sony Hack, and the Hollywood/Washington Nexus Today
Film has been an integral part of the propaganda war fought between the United States and North Korea over the past decade. The international controversy surrounding the Hollywood comedy The Interview in 2014 vividly ...
Hollywood's Changing Takes on Terrorism : Reviewing John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949)
Scholarship on the cinematic representation of terrorism has grown increasingly sophisticated recently, deepening the debate about the mass media's relationship to political violence. This article contributes to this debate ...
The Cold War on Film - Then and Now : Introduction
Cinematic Terror : A Global History of Terrorism on Film
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2014-11-20)
Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In ...
"Rotten to the Core" : Exposing America’s Energy-Media Complex in The China Syndrome (1979)
This article conducts a case study of the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome (James Bridges). It explores the motives of the film’s architects, notably Jane Fonda, and examines the role that The China Syndrome played in ...
Nightmare on Nevsky Prospekt : The Blue Bird and the Curious Episode of Soviet-American Film Collaboration during the Cold War
Combining cinematic and diplomatic history, this article examines a curious relic of the détente phase of the Cold War, the fantasy-musical The Blue Bird. Released on the silver screen in 1976, The Blue Bird was the only ...
Cinematic Cold War : The American and Soviet Struggle for Hearts and Minds
(University Press Kansas, 2010-11)
The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming (1966) : Reconsidering Hollywood's Cold War "Turn" of the 1960s
This article challenges the view that one of America’s most important sources of entertainment and persuasion, Hollywood, transformed its coverage of the Cold War during the 1960s. In particular, it questions whether ...