At the time I did not believe the story or more likely I didn’t care what the U.S. government was doing but the film got me by shock with so much evidence it presented and how corrupt a government official could be for their own self-interest. I thought this film was great because it could inform people like myself who doesn’t have a lot of interest in politics and government policies and could make people start to have some interest in politics after watching the film. Film was fascinating in that it had many criticism about the Bush government that could have been sensitive for many government officials. The part where the war is used to make coalition was very impressive and asking congressman to make their children go into army was even more impressive since such sensitive topic could degrade their name values and can be libelous. I haven’t seen a film like this that criticizes the government only with facts and criticize what the government did wrong and should change.
As outlined in source 5, there was belief that the war "increased the sense of shared experience", changing the views of the public before electioneering even started, leading to the belief in a foregone conclusion. However, some of the aspects of the electioneering campaign explored in both sources 4 and 6 express the idea that the election itself was the main reason for the outcome of the 1945 election, due to "Churchill's Gestapo outburst", the "quality" of the Labour candidates and a number of other mentioned reasons, leading to the conclusion that the election of 1945 was not a foregone conclusion. The wartime effort of a coalition government showed the success of Great Britain working in unison. Winston Churchill was able to lead this parliament effectively and successfully, only increasing the public's opinion of Churchill as a wartime leader. However, even throughout the war itself, Britain was shown to have an increasing shift towards the idea of socialism, in which the government helped to unite and support the nation through close, continued support of companies and individuals alike.
People started seeing more and more of the Nazi regime and this gained more votes through the propaganda which was widespread throughout Germany. Goebbels released a campaign which allowed Hitler to travel to different parts of Germany to give speeches via an aircraft; these speeches enabled Hitler to convince the public to vote for him and the Nazi's being the right party to vote for. In this case the popular support for Hitler and the Nazi's arose through propaganda and this is an important reason why he became Chancellor as without the support needed, it would have been hard for him to become Chancellor if he lacked the support of the Nation which he
“Harvest of Shame” and “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” Nick Boni 11/28/11 BCA 528 Corbett Nick Boni 9/28/11 BCA 528 Paper #1 “Harvest of Shame” and “Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment” The Main goal of a Documentarian is to gather research, facts, and details in order to create evidence. They present this information to an audience in order to confidently express their opinion, and goals. As World War II began, the use of non-fiction film became a popular tool in order to inform and educate. This market, however, was successful for films on industrial sales, promotions, and education purposes. The Documentary industry was slowly fading while loosing financial support and it’s audience.
7. In what ways have filmmakers employed allegory as a means of evading the constraints governing national film cultures at particular points in history? Film-makers have ever since the early development of film, experimented with cinematic techniques to convey a variety of issues and concepts. However, at certain points in history, the governing body has emplaced censorship to control the content the public was receiving. This was extremely common during or after war times regarding its coverage on politics, social and religion.
HIS 270 3/7/2013 Unit IV Response Essay Unit IV: Ultra-Nationalism and the Return of War Media has become a strong tool for persuading the masses of a certain thought or ideology. Media of all kinds were used during the war and during peacetime to make situations seems better or worse than they really were. Film was the primary media of choice at this time, as it was still an evolving and developing media format. All forms of media available at this time were used to try and persuade people to believe what the government believed in. France and Germany had never been on good terms with one another, but some films, such as The Eye of Vichy, attempted to make the Franco-German relationship seem better than it really was.
What was the impact of propaganda on the people of Britain in World War II? Introduction: Propaganda had many effects on wartime Britain, and was implemented to ensure the war effort was paramount in everyone’s lives, as well as to ensure the safety of every allied individual involved in the war. This involved tactics such as the boosting of morale, propaganda to ensure evacuation went ahead smoothly, blackouts, conscription and censorship. Morale was a key feature in the success of the war and the war effort, and the government used propaganda to keep this ideal alive, to ensure the greatest output from the people was being produced to help the war effort.” “What the government feared most was defeatism” (9) stated Angus Calder. Morale instilled calmness in people, reducing the feeling of panic within the city as this would have had an adverse effect on the war effort, such as blackouts, which would also risk lives.
“Top Gun” and the D.O.D The Department of Defense has guidelines to ensure that the movies they support show the military in a positive light. Hollywood needs military support to cut costs and create a more accurate depiction of war. The movie “Top Gun” was no exception. This film takes the viewer into the world of Navy F-14 pilots. Thanks to support from the department of defense, “Top Gun” has spectacular scenes and seems very realistic to the audience.
earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
Most people think of the weapons in World War II as machine guns, bombs, and poisonous gases. Although these tools were effective on the battleground, there was another weapon that the leaders employed to influence their armies and citizens to gain support: propaganda. Propaganda was a psychological weapon used by governments throughout history. It was especially efficient during the second World War. Some synonyms for propaganda include falsehood, deceit, and brainwashing.