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The people's films; a political history of U.S. Government motion pictures.


New York, Hastings House [1973] .
ISBN 9780803857957, 9780803857964, 0803857969, 0803857950

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Other Title Government motion pictures
Subjects Cinéma -- Aspect politique.
Cinéma dans la propagande.
Documentary films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Documentary films.
Films documentaires -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects.
Motion pictures in propaganda -- United States.
Motion pictures in propaganda.
United States.
Series Communication arts books.
Studies in public communication.
Description xviii, 238 pages illustrations 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Based on the author's thesis, Harvard, 1951.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents 1. DEMOCRACY'S PUBLIC RELATIONS -- What should the public know? -- The documentary: creative and persuasive -- 2. DOCUMENTARY IN ENGLAND AND CANADA -- John Grierson and the Empire Marketing Board -- The General Post Office and Film Centre -- Wartime films -- The National Film Board of Canada -- 3. U.S. GOVERNMENT FILMS: The Early Period -- The record of the early 1930's -- The Department of Agriculture -- 4. PARE LORENTZ: a bold beginning -- The sponsor: Rexford G. Tugwell -- The Plow That Broke the Plains -- Two battles and a premiere -- The River -- Politics, truth, and drama -- Actions and films -- 5. THE U.S. FILM SERVICE -- The changing atmosphere -- A new sponsor: the National Emergency Council -- Congressional scrutiny--first round -- The Fight for Life -- The Land and Power and the Land -- Verdict by committee -- Debate in the Senate -- President, Congress and the public relations man -- 6. WORLD WAR II: The Office of War Information -- The Creel Committee: a precedent -- The birth of the OWI -- Lowell Mellett and the domestic films -- Nontheatrical distribution -- OWI overseas: telling the story of America -- Inter-American films -- 7. WORLD WAR II: Armed forces documentary -- Orientation: Frank Capra and Why We Fight -- The rationale of "Information-Education" -- The Air Force and the Navy -- The culmination of Army documentary -- 8. FILM AND FOREIGN POLICY: The USIA, 1962-1967 -- Postwar programs -- Fear or friendship? -- A young man from Hollywood -- The contract problem -- Documentaries for the world -- The burdens of public communication -- 9. TELEVISION FOR PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS -- The President as educator -- Congress makes a film -- A few practial predictions -- 10. THE DOCUMENTARY DIALOGUE -- When the gap becomes incredible -- Community action films.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)532349
(OCoLC)ocm00532349
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities MacCann, Richard Dyer.
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