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ERIC Number: EJ983632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 173
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Eyeless in America: Hollywood and Indiewood's Iraq War on Film
Blackmore, Tim
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v32 n4 p294-316 Aug 2012
This article examines 50 films produced and released between the years 2001 and 2012 that are concerned with the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Using Jacques Ellul's theories set out in his book "Propaganda," the article argues that while the films have failed at the box office, they were intended to function as integration propaganda. The article proposes six different tropes or common frames for understanding how the films avoid dealing with problems raised by the wars. Why the films failed, and what functioned as integration propaganda instead, is the subject for a second article titled "Eyeless in America, the Sequel." (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Iraq