Category: History through Film
Coming to theaters this November is a new take on a battle many said turned the tied of the war in the Pacific. Roland Emmerich’s World War II film, Midway. This film should not...
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last given an update on my Hollywood and government cooperation during World War II project. It is progressing along, sometimes quickly and at other times at a snail’s pace.
There was no better way for the U.S. government to prepare America for laid ahead after the Pearl Harbor than putting Hollywood to work. The basis of a project I am currently working on is an expansion of two papers I wrote while in college.
Films can educate us about our past but it can also twist it make it unrecognizable and distorted creating a myth that’s false or misleading. This is why I’ve come up with this category for the website. It’s a chance for me to showcase a film or a TV series (I’m a big fan of the series MASH) that is about our collective past as a country and as a people.