History of the United States Essay | The 1950's and How Movies Reflected the Culture

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The 1950's and How Movies Reflected the Culture

Summary: Essay shows how the United States used movies to express some of their worst fears.
In the 1950's there were many movies made to reflect what was going on in the United States and abroad. Such movies as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "War of the Worlds", and "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" were horror movies created with an underlying meaning to give Americans a viewpoint on Communism and Nuclear threats.

The movie "War of the Worlds", for example, had an invasion from Mars. The creatures from Mars were foreigners to the Americans, just as the Russians were. One of the lines in the clip that was shown was "We can't beat the machines, we have to beat them." This is saying that we can't beat the Russians machines because they are just as technologically advanced as we are, so we must outsmart them. Whenever the U.S. would come up with a new bomb or tactic the...

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