Against the Grain

When Hollywood Unravels the Culture of War

When the US goes to war, its leaders hope and expect Hollywood to make movies that promote war culture and national unity. However, in the wake of 9/11, a number of filmmakers challenged the values and ideology of the US wartime state. Lary May attributes this to the emergence of Hollywood as a global industry catering to foreign audiences.

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  • HW developer

    Excellent show – and more interesting show than anticipated from abstract. It’s good to see someone put these older, now odd and anachronistic films, like “Dirty Harry,” in perspective..

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