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Projecting America, 1958: Film and Cultural Diplomacy at the Brussels Worlds Fair Sarah Nilsen

Projecting America, 1958: Film and Cultural Diplomacy at the Brussels Worlds Fair

Sarah Nilsen

Published April 26th 2011
ISBN : 9780786461547
Paperback
200 pages
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The Brussels Worlds Fair was perhaps the most important propaganda event to be staged for European allies by the Eisenhower administration, an administration that viewed culture as a necessary weapon in the battle against communism. This historicalMoreThe Brussels Worlds Fair was perhaps the most important propaganda event to be staged for European allies by the Eisenhower administration, an administration that viewed culture as a necessary weapon in the battle against communism. This historical text examines how film played a pivotal role in the information war waged against the Soviets in the American pavilion at the fair. Topics covered include how the administration sought to create a visual rendition of America that was arresting and inspirational, and how film was used as a method of political persuasion.