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Genre & Post WWII Period● Hollywood during WWII, Office of War Information○ Against rules to make films that might vilify another nation,also would isolate potential profit BUT finally addressingissues with every film they make○ Strong sense of patriotism in films○ Theaters sell war bonds; play movies 24 hours/day toaccommodate factory schedules○ Decline of screwball comedies○ Office of War Information - consideration of how filmssupport US war effort● Post-war cultural, economic, demographic shifts○ Demographic shifts - move to suburbs where there are no theaters○ Growth in economy creates higher income, ability to pursue leisureactivities more expensive than film○ Foreign Protectionist Laws - Imports of American films taxed moreheavily abroad to encourage growth of domestic film industries○ TV changes nature of cinema of mass medium- gradually replacescinema as mass medium for entertainment○ New labor agreements with entertainment unions increase costs ofproduction○ End of studio system (collusive oligopoly) and vertical integration● Post-war shifts in gender and identity○ Shifting ideas around gender and sexuality were key to the particular shifts

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Term
Spring
Professor
ShawnShimpach
Tags
Office of War Information, Doris Day

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