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  • The Power of Film
    • 1. The coming of Film
      • a. Origins
        • 1890s = Silent
          • Late 1920s = Sound
            • popular in 1950s
              • Renaissance in 21st Century
                • The Zoetrope - 1833
      • b. Development
        • Various pioneers
          • Edison and Lumiere Brothers
            • Early films were rudimentary in style and content
              • French prominent before Great War
                • Lumieres, Pathe and Gaumont
      • c. Hollywood
        • Dominates US then global too directors, producers, stars and studios
          • Director = DW Griffith's 1915 Birth of a Nation
          • Producers: Movie Moguls such as Samuel Goldwyn
          • Stars = Charlie Chaplin
          • Studios = United Artists
          • Censorship = Hays Code
      • British Cinema
        • British Board of Film Censorship = 1912
          • Cinematograph Act 1927 imposes quotas on US imports and British share of market
            • Rises from 4.4% to 24% by 1932
            • Working-class audiences prefer escapism of Hollywood
      • The Dynamics of Conflict
        • Total and Limited wars during 20th Century
          • Modern conflicts are waged militarily, economically and psychologically - EH CARR
            • The Fuehrer's Face
    • 2. Cinema Propaganda
      • a. Media Warfare
        • Early Media Conflicts
          • Crimean, 1854-6: The Times William Russell as pioneering war correspondent
          • Boer, 1899 - 1902: Concerntration camp controversy and early role of film
          • Great War, 1914 - 18: Lord Kitchener poster
        • Lions led by donkeys = Glory and slaughter
          • Imagery of poets Owen and Sassoon
        • The Battle of the Somme - 1916
      • b. Revolutionary Russia
        • Bolsheviks take power in 1917
          • Wins 5 year civil war
        • Sergei Eisenstein's pioneers techniques create classics like
          • October (1928) and Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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      • c. Nazi Germany and WW2
        • 1933 - Hitler takes power
        • Leni Riefenstahl - Triumph of the Will (1935)
        • Goebbels ministry of propaganda oversees media before and during WW2
        • Charlie Chaplin - Great Dictator - 1940
          • Hitchock -Foreign Correspondent : seeks to mobilise US opinion against Hitler
          • Michael Curtiz's Casablance (1942)
            • Der Fuehrer's Face - 1943
    • 3. Cultural Cold WAR
      • Iron Curtain descends through Europe soon after WW2
        • Waged by UD and USSR
      • The Battle for Hearts and Minds
        • Federal US Government films
        • USIA (US INFO AGENCY)
          • Set up 1953 to co-ordinate global campaign
      • The RED menance
      • Fear of Alien Soviet Invasion
      • Orwell - Animal Farm (1954)
      • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
      • Hollywood's Vietnam
        • Vietnam often called the first 'TV War'
        • The Green Berets (1968) - A prominent exception made with official co-operation
    • Conclusion
      • Constant innovation but also continuities
      • Propaganda embedded within popular entertainment becomes and effective means of information dissemination
      • The Interview (2014) denounced as an 'act of war' by North Korea

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