Motion Pictures During World Wars I and II - Research Article from Americans at War

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Motion Pictures During World Wars I and II

The American motion picture industry began making war movies soon after its first filmmakers stepped behind their cameras and yelled, "Action!" Over the many decades since, American audiences have come to experience war—its spectacle, excitement, sacrifice, and tragedy—via the larger-than-life visions projected on the nation's countless silver screens. Because the Hollywood film industry blossomed during the early decades of the twentieth century, it was inevitably shaped by America's involvement in the World Wars. And, conversely, the films produced and distributed by Hollywood's studios contributed directly to the nation's war efforts. When the call to war was sounded, filmmakers and audiences alike lined up for duty. Their films reflected as well as shaped American culture.

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