D302 Ch. 12 - Reels of Propaganda Normal development of the...

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Reels of Propaganda Normal development of the film industry began in the late 1920’s 1931 – National Film Censorship Committee Soon the Chinese were protesting Hollywood Shanghai Huaiche (Shanghai Express) – was considered not palatable by modern China Caused the committee to decline permits to other paramount films 1930’s 3 major studios and two smaller ones dominated Chinese cinema and were clearly politically aligned Lianhua – supported Guomindang’s mission and gave it a privileged position Tianyi – forced by the Goumindang into making propaganda films There were Communist Party supporters within all the studios
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Reels of Propaganda Mao sets up the Central Film Bureau (CFB) and the three largest studios fall into this new system Movies go to being more of an art form than just one big propaganda reel 1947 – Dr. Kotnis’s Immortal Story Pleased Chinese Communists, Indian Congress, and the British colonial forces True story on his life and helping a
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