The War Films Episode 2

  • 9 10
  • 2023
  • 62min
The War Films Episode 2
  • Original Title: The War Films Episode 2

Exploring the intersection of cinema and warfare, this documentary reveals how iconic films from "Casablanca" to "Twelve O'Clock High" served as powerful propaganda tools, shaping the American narrative of the war.

The War Films Episode 2

The War Films Episode 2 - The "Good" War, 1939 - 1949

During the Second World War, film emerged as a powerful medium of propaganda and memory-making in the United States. This documentary delves into the role of iconic films from "Sergeant York" to "Twelve O'Clock High" in defining the American wartime experience.

The film uncovers how Hollywood contributed to the national war effort, influenced public sentiment, and left a lasting imprint on how Americans remember one of the most pivotal periods in history. It examines the dual role of these films as tools of propaganda and as vehicles for crafting a collective memory of the war, blending entertainment with a sense of duty and national identity.

Steve Summers
Steve Summers Director

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