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Author: Leslie Midkiff Debauche
ISBN13: 978-0299154004
Title: Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I (Wisconsin Studies in Film)
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Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr (May 1, 1997)
Pages: 244

Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I (Wisconsin Studies in Film) by Leslie Midkiff Debauche



Leslie Midkiff DeBauche shows how the United States government’s need to garner public support for the war, conserve food, raise money, and enlist soldiers was met by the film industry. WISCONSIN studies in film. Each of the chapters in this book contains a case study: Joan the Woman (Cardinal Film Corporation, 1916), The Unbeliever (Edison, 1918), Shoulder Arms (First National, 1918), Wings (Paramount, 1927), and the films of Mary Pickford made in 1917 and 1918.

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Mixing film history with social history, Reel Patriotism examines the role played by the American film industry during World War I and the effects of the industry's pragmatic patriotism in the decade following the war. Looking at such films as Joan the Woman and Wings and at the war-time activities of Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin.

The First World War occurred at a time of great corporate and technological development in the film industry. In fact, during the war, many of the features that would characterize American film for several decades appeared, including the dominance of the great Hollywood studios, the star system, the national distribution agencies, and theater chains.

Leslie Midkiff DeBauche. Mixing film history with social history, Reel Patriotism examines the role played by the American film industry during World War I and the effects of the industry's pragmatic patriotism in the decade following the war. Looking at such films as Joan the Woman and Wings and at the war-time activities of Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, film distributors (particularly George Kleine), and the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry, this book shows how heavily publicized gestures of patriotism benefited the reputation and profits of the movie business

WISCONSIN studies in film. The University of Wisconsin Press. The University of Wisconsin Press 1930 Monroe Street Madison, Wisconsin 53711 ww. isc.

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Mixing film history with social history, "Reel Patriotism" examines the role played by the American film industry during World War I and the effects of the industry's pragmatic patriotism in the decade following the war. Looking at such films as "Joan the Woman" and "Wings" and at the war-time activities of Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, film distributors including George Kleine and the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry, this book shows how heavily publicized gestures of patriotism benefitted the reputation and profits of the movie business. Leslie Midkiff DeBauche shows how the United States government's need to garner public support for the war, conserve food, raise money and enlist soldiers was met by the film industry. Throughout the 19 months of American involvement in World War I, film studios supported the war effort through the production of short instructional films, public speaking activities of movie stars, the civic forum provided by movie theatres, and the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry's provision of administrative personnel to work directly with government agencies. While feature films about the war itself never dominated the release schedules of film distributors, they did become a staple film industry offering throughout the late 1910s and 1920s. The film industry had much to gain, DeBauche demonstrates, from working closely with the US government. Though the war posed a direct challenge to the conduct of business as usual, the industry successfully weathered the war years. After the war, film producers, distributors and exhibitors were able to capitalize on the good will of the movie-goer and the government that the industry's war work created. It provided a buffer against national censorship when the movie stars became embroiled in scandal, and it served as a selling point in the 1920s when major film companies began to trade their stock on Wall Street.
Reviews: 2
Dianalmeena
Great read--clear and well thought out. A "reel" treat!
Sirara
DeBauche shows that while the U.S. Government used
Hollywood to raise enlistments and money, and to encourage
home involvement in the war in general, Hollywood
also benefitted from its patriotic partnership with
the government, both during and after the war.

Above all, though Hollywood was no doubt sincere in
its (trumpeted) patriotism, its decision-making was
driven by rational evaluation of domestic and
foreign markets.

Illustrated, with bibliography and index.

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