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a little thing that hollywood is a very. little is a. really fun one so this isn't a. run of the border. you know very. hollywood is plays and an idea who got the movie studios. got the music industry sometimes as we know it's also a place where there's a lot of propaganda. or whatever part of the the u.s. government is committed to you can be sure that hollywood will be following here within 12 months. how would i define a hollywood. they call it
a dream. think it's probably the end of a. long after i 1st heard about it in the news i still couldn't believe this was this really how the united states sees the history of world war 2 but there it was the official white house page on a social network and it clearly stated that it was america and great britain that defeated the nazis during the 2nd world war without even a word about the soviet union and the version on the official caravan website it looks even more discouraging there it turns out that world war 2 was started by germany and the soviet union it wasn't russia but france that took the brunt of it and in fact the u.s.s.r. didn't liberate the europe from hitler but occupied it it feels like the author either knows nothing about history or he does and wants to rewrite it all that
makes those old how would movies that were made during the war seem even more remarkable american audience was presented with a totally different picture of the world and the soviet union back that in the next 30 minutes we'll learn how history has been written and rewritten through american cinema. in 1903 at the height to for world war 2 the united states released mission to moscow a film about a visit to the u.s.s.r. by american ambassador joseph davis who were displayed by actor walter houston. the general can you have your excellency now welcome you to the soviet union in the name of my government thank you major the u.s. ambassador arrives in the u.s. sorry harboring a degree of skepticism but on the whole what he sees the erin what millions of american movie goers saw along with them writes all the stereotypes about the soviet government of those times we keep experimenting to find ways to increase our
efficiency but what kind of a tractor is not that much different than the rest yesterday even if the reason is that. it can usually be converted. the american film might even make the u.s.s.r. look better than soviet propaganda pictures we see modern army work in factories and friendly people who speak fluent english. oh how proud i be if i could do that well it's russian perhaps someday we shall all speak the same language if the wood producer even flirted with the idea of making a film like this they'd probably be branded as crazy but it was still possible back in the 940 s. this is one of my favorite parts and aide tells at the american ambassador mr davis we need to check your office and this is why the higher rank an american diplomat tells us and stop gossiping and stop listening to it we're here in a sense as guests of the soviet government not going to believe that they trust the
united states to find until a prove otherwise and mazing. in fact the film a semi documentary it was based on a book written by a master davis himself so we're not talking about a fictional diplomat here but a very real one who was so impressed with the soviet government that it seems he was ready to forgive a lot. of water source i q do. you wish to figure. out the time to fail. to know thank you. thank you. we. do see you who do plenty of those who were there i believe said that history will record you as a great builder for the benefit of mankind it is not my mr davies out of 5 plans were conceived and carried out by the people themselves again this is how you would this isn't soviet propaganda the movie itself. is the purge trials that were
taking place in the soviet union it's really apology for the stalinist government but that was acceptable in 1943 you could do that another hollywood film from the time the north star depicts liason a soviet collective farm on the eve of the war the american audience doesn't hear a word about collectivization or the dispossession of independent farmers. the soviet presence look well fat and are so happy they sing at the end of their work day. was the filmmakers even went to the trouble of translating the lyrics of a famous sabia song why it is my motherland and made american children learned by heart. i.
was. the north star it was produced by samuel goldwyn co-founder of one of hollywood's most successful film companies metro goldwyn mayer. but understand why famous american producers shot such a blatantly perfect and they stick picture we need to go to the archives of the library of congress where a document from the so-called office of for information of the united states is still stored. more information was established in 1942 by the roosevelt administration was basically a propaganda effort. limited time to get its legal residents a new sense in it and they did it because you split it into. franklin roosevelt knew that if he wanted to actually turn american public opinion into supporting the war and even more so in supporting our soviet allies during the war
he was going to need to use that would. lead a lot of we're just going to davis cup water that passes. for sally who is also. a little door. that she does. do is cheat is well north and you feel it. and. i think. sometimes the officer for information commission how they would musical comedies like this is the army which were intended to increase the prestige of military service and raise the morale of soldiers fighting overseas one of the roles in that film was played by a young actor named ronald reagan the future president of the united states. is due to plenty. of thing i'd like to explain.
that there were other orders that weren't so benevolent in 1942 after pearl harbor president roosevelt ordered the forced relocation of 120000 japanese people from the west coast of the united states is hard to believe but in those years japanese americans were simply put in buses and sent to specially created internment camps in the u.s. territory the office of for information was staffed with providing media to support this monstrous initiative. japanese fishermen had every opportunity to watch the movement of our ships. japanese farmers were living close to their crap the propaganda that the japanese really are going to be act on behalf of the
japanese government has sabotaged the war effort and put arsenic in american food and blow up the defense so that it was none of that but they were off the more information produced various documentaries defending this practice. but the office issued a very different instructions concerning the u.s.s.r. the soviet union was to be portrayed as a friend of them. eric in distress. in the north star in the soviet presence peaceful life is interrupted by the not seen beijing. after the germans captured the village they begin taking the children's blood for transfusions for their wounded soldiers.
the north star was nominated for 6 academy awards and 944 according to declassified documents the office so for information commanded its contribution to building a positive image of russia. in this presentation of the suffering and courage of the russians will shown that the strength of russia lies in its people who are willing to give them the highest to keep their countrymen from fascist slavery and to ensure a free world football man. none the less the authors did ask hollywood to make a few edits to the script 1st to emphasize that the ideologies of the u.s.s.r. and germany were completely different and this is why the conflict broke out and secondly to show through the young characteristics that the u.s. and russia can work together when peace comes. it was not an accurate portrayal. of the imagination however they did follow the days of washington and.
propaganda of propaganda films including the major hollywood of the time. another pro soviet film released by hollywood during the worry years cold days of glory tells the story of a detachment of soviet partisans the group's leader was played by biting hollywood actor gregory peck. gregory pack was the brad pitt of the 19 fifties and sixties he starred alongside audrey abercorn in roman holidays in 153 and in 1962 pack won an oscar for his performance as atticus finch in the adaptation of the cult american novel ought to kill a mockingbird but the sex symbol and alias star was still an unknown actor back in the $940.00 s. he's debut role than hollywood was as a solvent partisan later named latimer or
a surrogate you. thank you now stop inspiring. new development of gold the better man i will run leave then it would be less than that sell a syria bus with a propaganda but also its. young warrior part not. we had to change america thinking about the soviets and we did so successfully it wasn't only hollywood that participated in the campaign to improve the soviet union's image leading newspapers and magazines were also involved here for example is what the american media wrote about lattimer lenin in those years well you know doesn't buy chortle to the greatest level of more than a time. somebody merely lists one spot still sort of meet all of a book timely in you can be many lost a step but instead it will be
a global there. soon in me alone. new york times and that was the sentiment during the war that the soviets were brave her roic of resisting the nazis and so we downplayed the crimes of stalin and the repressive aspects in all of american writing or propaganda during the war including in the hollywood films that's going to change of course after the war once the cold war begins with the onset of the cold war the task became more difficult now they needed to find a way to explain to americans that our soviet friends were friends no more and in fact they were now animists they also have to imply that some of the things that have been shown about them previously were not entirely true. the world is driven by shaped by.
entry control of ski was the 1st soviet filmmaker to leave for hollywood before the collapse of the u.s.s.r. . and 989 wrecked it in action comedy starring sylvester stallone and kurt russell called tango and cash by that time he'd already realized that hollywood wasn't the place he'd originally imagined. as. you usually are. it was more. shy. burgess ignition. lead you could drop in. for new years in america because your home. your former produce officials confirm her.
despite making a serious of successful films in the us including tango and cash runaway train and maria's lovers and reconsider logic it is sad to return to russia in the early nineties as he'd already become entirely disenchanted with the american film industry. were stronger would you. 'd more would i started. when hollywood was. all in portraying the soviet union in a positive light during world war 2 that they need us president harry truman began
to quickly regret it after the surrender. of the cordial is still a. little bit didn't. know should it be able to lead the city of. the world in a 1000000 users you. need to realise that is the closest good we are at this week to the news of. the british in those little. in the 19th thirties the communist party in the united states was pretty strong. and i say that is a good thing they were critical in fighting early fighters for civil rights in the united states hollywood has attracted all these creative artists writers directors producers actors and actresses and intellectuals were the ones who are
most attracted to the communist ideal and they wanted to see the soviet union is representing something better than the sword and materialism of american capitalism so in 947 the house un-american activities committee or down on the hollywood it was this committee that introduced this so-called how the would blacklist which included people should be excluded from working in the us film industry due to their alleged political convictions. the u.s. government had to affirmatively go after leftists in hollywood and destroy their careers and make them testify in congress put people in jail drive people in don employment sometimes into suicide so many. c.d.'s hollywood back on board on the anti soviet train. among those given testimony to the house un-american activities committee or to put it simply ratting out their colleagues
was an actor named ronald reagan the future u.s. president was already actively participating in civic life even in those days. the north star a film about soviet collective farmers that was hailed by the academy just a couple of years earlier was now deemed anime propaganda and it screenplay writer lillian hellman was accused of being a communist sympathizer and damning label in those years suddenly all of those. film the propaganda films that were made during world war 2 well brought into question and hollywood got scared. the north star was eventually released under the name armored attack in the new version the title comrade was removed and narration comparing the nazis to the soviet soldiers who suppressed the hungaroring uprising in 1956 was at it.
how what is considered to be an independent private sector of economy a group of private companies and yet it seems like the government finds ways to influence the movie make an industry and i just can wrap my head around how they actually pull this off by these complicity trials is show trials stalin understood how to do that hitler understood how to do that well the united states under truman and eisenhower also understood added to that. untrained and intimidating hollywood begins to promote an entirely different image of the soviet union let's be honest have we anything like it in russia no can you imagine what that gets would be a little like that. a film that pokes fun at the behavior of soviet paragraphs abroad was shot in 1939 but it turned out to be most useful with the onset of the
cold war. oh my god. what the new national committee made it ok actually just because a lot notices it all that a government. somebody really does a little bit so that a little time is what was. most. the americans actually distributed and promoted new niche kind post where you're especially in italy where the communist party's position was strong there was never stated in the film that communism in the u.s.s.r. back it went without saying neal is that those who know it's going to say it's got the most. serious good record of camillus have been useful so we'll just look at what illicit it's a limited doug syrup shipment but just to let me just. locally is just going out
and. we have the high ideals. and have the climate. the hollywood began producing state. anti communist films during this time oh it's the same propaganda images nobody ever is idealistic about anything the women were ugly or they were beautiful if they were beautiful they were nymphomaniacs now my students find them laughable but or the time they were taken seriously movies like i was a communist for the f.b.i. i married a communist i've read moscow how guilty of treason the red menace this was a terrible time in america in 1954 the united states and great britain released an animated film called animal farm which is based on a novel of the same name by george orwell its production was sponsored by the cia
which was very interested in the anti soviet subtext of the story which is about a farm and the big 3 seized power there i manage i am. actually am how many. traders among us. led by the sixty's and seventy's relations between the us and the us ceasar had already reached the point of detachment and this was immediately reflected in the hollywood pictures the soviet union was really not presented as a friend of the united states but he was presented as an enemy it was more like the united states than the soviet union could cooperate against the bad guy look at the jane bomb movie that left a classic although drama with it would always be a russian agent who would be able to bond and the cia people would be wary of a new vision of him but they could always cooperate again the real enemy. the
relations between the countries began to deteriorate again in the eighty's after ronald reagan who had been actively anti communist even when he was a hollywood actor became president of the. united states even legendary movie boxer rocky billboard played by sylvester stallone entered the fray by taking on the daunting doped up soviet fighter ivan drago and they. follow the capital with capital mobility that are both it's seen that on the test with. the woman with a boy who sort of mr mason with the wife on the 2nd beagle said it's to say this because there's been no good work just. not because there was still to come there's . a miscarriage you put your parents in the border was widely followed the policies of the state department the pentagon well they got a lot of money from the state department and the pentagon the best they found the pentagon to have
a lot of say in in works of all it would. go somewheres risk or change in order. i mean years ago are you. going for go in with your desired should you. should die or should. come sort of here's very emotional issues you're not bored you. meet the parents was still funny movie love it right. so you find out that deniro was a cia operative at one point ben stiller goes into his layer in the basement and he sees photos of deniro with clinton with what looks like maybe a bent a lot in type figure originally stiller found
a cia torture me and he on deniro suggests this cia itself reviewed the script and said then then. you're not going to bring up cia torture do they watch every single movie that is about to be produced in our wood in any film that has any military hardware in it an obvious example top gun you've got it asked for permission you don't just walk on to the air force base and start flying jets around. so if you get their permission. they get the right. to look at what you're saying about. the officer for information which was responsible for propaganda during world war 2 was officially closed in 1945 but the relationship that developed between al the wood and the us government in those years seems to have grown only stronger since stand at
different times american rulers have needed different myths including some the directly contradicted earlier ones as in the case of russia 'd but no matter how difficult the order this factory has always do deflate delivered. hollywood had always been afraid of government censorship so what they did was that they censored themselves. in the fiction. you know what is the worst. i'm not a conspiracy. it wasn't created for propaganda purposes but hollywood certainly is now a real propaganda force in the world probably the greatest propaganda force that's ever existed.
today the industry prefers to spend millions of euros in the not being to d. day regulations i will be sniffing all about making money making profits in some of the corporations international markets import export do you imagine the number of chronic diseases that are out in every community today it is not due to new viruses all new microbes that's not true so it is due to environment. not going to say you know that moment all discipline of this sort of muscles are really just accumulate could only come in to see them to be. deployed to see the sky if the so food industry is successful it will create more jobs it will create more
value added it will create more growth so i don't see why we shouldn't also fight for the interest something into street not except that we have regulation we want regulation i was in just a nice freedom behaved zinnias penalty just fine. nastase is not looking to kick off a cycle but escalation in conflict with russia slams the united states with sanctions in retaliation for washington imposing restrictions on russia earlier. in the week of unrest and yes state of minnesota i think are over the police killing of a right shows no sign of. the c.n.n. director it's.