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The Great War in Hollywood Memory

Hammond, Michael (2018) The Great War in Hollywood Memory, Albany N.Y., State University of New York (SUNY) Press, 250pp. (Horizons of Cinema).

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This book is the first definitive account of the way that the Hollywood film industry remembered and re-imagined the Great War from the Armistice in 1918 to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Through detailed archival research into Hollywood production in the 1920s and 30s this study offers a thorough account of the history of how the war and the social and cultural changes it brought about made their way into the stories and images of Hollywood films. I draw on production records, set designs, personal accounts, and the advertising and reception of key films that contributed to memorializing the war, a cinematic remembering that was a product of the studio system as it came into full swing as a global entertainment industry. The significant contribution that this new and powerful industry made to the memory of the war is the subject of this study.

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Published date: 11 November 2018
Organisations: Film


Local EPrints ID: 408434
PURE UUID: 838612ac-5133-4196-ae00-790e9714db8b

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Date deposited: 20 May 2017 04:03
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 13:46

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Author: Michael Hammond

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