British Cinema And The Cold War: The State, Propaganda and Consensus by Tony ShawBritish Cinema And The Cold War: The State, Propaganda and Consensus by Tony Shaw

British Cinema And The Cold War: The State, Propaganda and Consensus

byTony Shaw

Paperback | September 3, 2006

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Much has been written about cold war Hollywood and the Soviet Union's cinematic campaign against the West. This book fills a significant gap in the international story by uncovering British cinema's contribution to cold war propaganda and its attempt to create a consensus among British audiences on cold war issues. The book includes tales of conveniently forgotten films like High Treason, directed by Roy Boulting, which put a British McCarthyism on celluloid; Little Red Monkey, in which the Chinese communist threat first emerged; and the fascinatingly ambiguous The Man Between, Carol Reed's follow-up to The Third Man, set in a divided Berlin. It examines cold war issues, as refracted through British films and Hollywood movies released in Britain, and tells how the British public received this "war propaganda."
Tony Shaw is Reader in International History at the University of Hertfordshire. His publications include Eden, Suez and the Mass Media: Propaganda and Persuasion during the Suez Crisis (I.B. Tauris, 1996).
Title:British Cinema And The Cold War: The State, Propaganda and ConsensusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.2 × 6.11 × 0.92 inPublished:September 3, 2006Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1845112113

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * General Editor's Introduction * Acknowledgements * List of Abbreviations * Introduction * Raising the Curtain * Deviants & Misfits * And Never the Twain Shall Meet * Screening Orwell * Future Imperfect * Blue Collars, White Suits * Alternative Images * Conclusion * Notes on the Text * Bibliography * Film Index * General Index

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"Elegantly written.a remarkable work."--American Studies International"This is an important book that adds to the growing historical literature on British post-war cinema, showing by example how closely most filmmakers followed prevailing political norms and taboos."--Ian Christie, Contemporary British History"This is an enlightening account of the largely unchallenged constraints under which English studios operated, mostly in the shadow of the special relationship with the U.S."--Journal of Cold War Studies"This well researched and accessible book is a welcome addition to the growing corpus of scholarship about the impact of the Cold War on British culture. ... Shaw has performed an extremely valuable service."--The Journal of the Historical Association