The View From 1776
Friday, February 01, 2008
The Transformation of Hollywood: From Patriotism to Anti-Americanism
In World War II, Hollywood actively supported the fight to preserve our political freedoms. Since Vietnam, Hollywood has made clear its loathing of the United States and our armed forces.
For an extnsive and perceptive analysis of the tranfromation, read Andrew Klavan’s The Lost Art of War on the City Journal website.
... Hollywood war films past and present reflect the political philosophy not just of a small lotusland enclave, but of a large segment of our culture-making classes. The changing ways that these films portray the internal experience of the warrior, along with the change in their overall depiction of the nation and its guardians, are signs of deeper developments with unnerving ramifications.
Movies about the inner experience of war frequently revolve around the relationship of a young soldier to a battle-hardened father figure. Such films underwent a violent transformation between World War II and the aftermath of Vietnam…
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