FILM 336/3.0 Film and Politics: Propaganda
A close look at the evolution of film propaganda, examining propaganda techniques developed and deployed by the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and America during the second World War, and propaganda of the cold war era. This course also will look at the iconography and semiology, inherent in film propaganda. The course explores several theoretical issues of communication, ideology and construction of national and cultural identities. Field studies will be to a cold war era nuclear bunker, and to the Imperial War Museum where students will examine wartime propaganda texts firsthand.