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A new frontier: The birth of Israel as frontier myth in Exodus (1960)

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The immense popularity of the historical epic with both studios and audiences throughout the 1950s was not merely attributable to the form’s overt celebration of liberal democracy. Beginning in 1947, Hollywood entered a ten-year recession...

Conclusion

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy (2010) Matthew Alford observes that ‘while of course Hollywood is aware of its international markets, it is liable to make films about and for America and Americans, marginalizing...

‘God’s Chosen People’: America as Israel in the fifties’ Cold War epic

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948 would not serve as the basis of a major Hollywood film until 1960 with the release of Exodus, directed by Otto Preminger. However, Israel was nevertheless existent in Hollywood cinema...

Introduction

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Film historian Robert Burgoyne argues that ‘In its range and coverage of the field of national imaginings, the Hollywood cinema is in many ways an unparalleled expression of national culture, one that has molded the self-image of the nation...

The ‘War on Terror’ in Munich (2005)

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...A mere three years after the release of The Delta Force in 1986, the Berlin Wall came crashing down and with it the Cold War essentially drew to a close. Not surprisingly, this development would have significant implications for Hollywood...

The age of interventionism: American heroism in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America (1992), cultural historian Richard Slotkin asserts that the United States’ frontier mythology has engendered the notion that ‘the conquest of the wilderness...

Rise and fall: Israel and America in counterterrorist cinema, 1977–86

Rodney Wallis

Rodney Wallis is a sessional tutor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include cinematic representations of American history and American mythology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reimagining the Promised Land : Israel and America in Post-war Hollywood Cinema

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...The countercultural zeitgeist of late-1960s America was reflected by profound changes in the tastes of the movie-going public. Audiences turned away from traditionally bankable genres like the escapist musical, the historical epic...