Give a detailed critique of the 1942 classic film, Casablanca, and explain whether or not it is an example of wartime propaganda.
Casablanca, 1942, Directed by Michael Curtiz
Length: 2000 words
Must be original (Must pass Turn-It-In)
Must be well written, good grammar etc.
Sennett, Alan. 2009. &lsquo;Play It Again, Uncle Sam,&rsquo; Journal Of Popular Film & Television 37, no. 1: 2-8.
Text: Gorman and McLean, Media and Society into the 21st Century, Chapter 6
Readings: Reading 5: Ian Kershaw, &lsquo;How Effective Was Nazi Propaganda?&rsquo;
Reading C: from Jeffrey Herf, The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust
Reading D: Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black, &lsquo;Will this picture help win the war?&rsquo;
Reading E: from Peter Kenez, The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization 1917-1929
Reading F: Kathy Lewis, &lsquo;Eyes of the Reich&rsquo;
Reading List: [more important and useful introductory titles are marked with an asterisk]
*Balfour, M., Propaganda in War, 1939-1945.
*Carruthers, S.L., The Media at War: Communication and Conflict in the Twentieth Century.
Ellul, J., Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes.
*Jowett, G., and O'Donnell, V., Propaganda and Persuasion.
Knightley, P., The First Casualty.
*Pronay, N., and Spring, D.W. (eds.), Propaganda, Politics and Film, 1918-45.
Reeves, N., The Power of Film Propaganda: Myth or Reality?
*Short, K.R.M. (ed.), Film and Radio Propaganda in World War II.
*Taylor, P.M., Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Era.
Thomson, O., Mass Persuasion in History.
*Ward, K., Mass Communications in the Modern World.
Allen, W.S., The Nazi Seizure of Power.
Applebaum, A. Gulag: A History.
Baird, J.W., To Die for Germany: Heroes in the Nazi Pantheon.
Bracher, K.D., The German Dictatorship.
Brooks, J., Thank You, Comrade Stalin! Soviet Public Culture From Revolution to Cold War.
Bullock, A., Hitler, a Study of Tyranny.
Christie, I., and Taylor, R. (eds.), Eisenstein Rediscovered.
Christie, I., and Taylor, R. (eds.), The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents 1896-1939.
Cuomo, G.R. (ed.), National Socialist Cultural Policy.
Davies, S., Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia.
Elliott, D., New Worlds: Russian Art and Society 1900-1937.
Fest, J.C., The Face of the Third Reich.
Fitzpatrick, S., Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s.
Golomstock, I., Totalitarian Art.
Gordon, S., Hitler, Germans, and the 'Jewish Question'.
Grunberger, R., A Social History of the Third Reich.
Heiber, H., Goebbels.
Hellbeck, J., Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary under Stalin.
*Herf, J., The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust. (Part of the book is included as Reading C).
Hitler, A., Mein Kampf.
Hoffmann, H., The Triumph of Propaganda: Film and National Socialism 1933-1945.
Keene, J., Treason on the Airwaves: Three Allied Broadcasters on Axis Radio during World War II.
*Kenez, P., The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization 1917-1929. (Part of this book is included as Reading E)
Kenez, P., Cinema and Soviet Society 1917-1953.
*Kershaw, I., The &lsquo;Hitler Myth&rsquo;: Image and Reality in the Third Reich.
Kershaw, I., The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation.
King, D., The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia.
Koonz, C., Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, Family Life and Nazi Ideology.
Manvell, R., Films and the Second World War.
Petley, J., Capital and Culture: German Cinema 1933-45.
Peukert, D.J.K., Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition and Racism in Everyday Life.