Geopolitics in Hollywood: U.S. government influence over film production of Iraq

Rogers, Nicholas (2012) Geopolitics in Hollywood: U.S. government influence over film production of Iraq. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation will examine the levels of influence that the United States government holds in modern day Hollywood cinema in relation to films depicting the Iraq War. As one of the most contentious historical events of the modern era, the cinematic representations of the Iraq War are extremely worthy of further study, especially considering the tensions and traumas of the conflict that have been experienced by both the U.S. government and the American public. It is also important to note that there is a long-standing relationship between the Hollywood film industry and the government in America, originating from the early 20th century and America’s involvement in the First World War. Despite the explicitly propaganda-driven productions of the First and Second World War being a distant memory, the U.S. government has nonetheless maintained an extensive influence within Hollywood, and this dissertation will examine this in the Iraq War era. Having considered the political contexts of the Iraq War and examining the association between the film industry and the military interests of the American government, this dissertation will closely examine cinematic texts that concerned the Iraq War, analyse the representations that are given of the conflict and assess the messages given within them.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 14:34
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33

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