Friend or Foe?: Russians in American Film and Foreign Policy, 1933-1991

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Januar 1997



Examines the portrayal of the Soviet Union in American film, and shows how these films reflect the attitudes of Americans, as well as how each portrayal changed with the often uneasy relations between the two countries.


Michael J. Strada has taught international studies courses at West Liberty State College since 1969 and West Virginia University since 1985, where he also serves as co-director of the WV Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies (FACDIS). He has written articles for Journal of Popular Culture, Peace Research, International Review of History and Political Science, and The Midwest Quarterly. Harold R. Troper holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and is Professor of History of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is the author of several books including Immigrants: A Portrait of the Urban Experience, None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, and Old Wounds: Jews, Ukrainians and the Hunt for Nazi War Criminals in Canada.


The premise of this book is commendable. These films the authors consider in depth and write about fairly fully...manageable for both the scholarly and casual reader...extremely useful...a useful starting point for any historian of US feature and mainstream documentary film...an advance on anything previously written on the subject of Russians. They have managed to keep a populist tone in their writing, for which they are to be congratulated and have made their audience aware of many more films than they will ever have the time or inclination to watch themselves. Historical Journal Of Film, Radio, & Television, Vol. 8 ...well-written and wonderfully readable...This is ...an important work for students of twentieth-centruy American history and the history of film... Southern Humanities Review ...Strada and Troper poured over 150 films and their sharp eyes-coupled with scrupulous research and clear, analytical prose-spotted everything...without question, the best reference text available on the subject... Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal
EAN: 9780810832459
ISBN: 0810832453
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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