Thursday, November 04, 2004

Why is it important to study Hollywood war propaganda? 

The presence of military propaganda in feature film is extremely prominent and yet rarely discussed. In fact, the military has a vested interest in keeping its role discreet in order for the propaganda to be most effective. This is exactly the reason why one should attempt to study and understand the process and techniques involved in propaganda. Since propaganda in film is generally a subtle, secretive practice, it is important for audiences to be aware and critical of the information being presented to them so that they may think for themselves rather than allowing themselves to be told what to think.

The rest of this site further explores the relationship between Hollywood and the military throughout American film history. It also contains links to other useful sources which would enable further research on this topic. Feel free to visit the Discussion board and leave us your comments or questions.

eXTReMe Tracker