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The Resource Screening enlightenment : Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan, Hiroshi Kitamura

Screening enlightenment : Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan, Hiroshi Kitamura

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Screening enlightenment : Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan
Title
Screening enlightenment
Title remainder
Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan
Statement of responsibility
Hiroshi Kitamura
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the six-and-a-half-year occupation of Japan (1945-1952), U.S. film studios--in close coordination with Douglas MacArthur's Supreme Command for the Allied Powers--launched an ambitious campaign to extend their power and influence in a historically rich but challenging film market. In this far-reaching "enlightenment campaign," Hollywood studios disseminated more than six hundred films to theaters, earned significant profits, and showcased the American way of life as a political, social, and cultural model for the war-shattered Japanese population. In Screening Enlightenment, Hiroshi Kitamura shows how this expansive attempt at cultural globalization helped transform Japan into one of Hollywood's key markets. He also demonstrates the prominent role American cinema played in the "reeducation" and "reorientation" of the Japanese on behalf of the U.S. government. According to Kitamura, Hollywood achieved widespread results by turning to the support of U.S. government and military authorities, which offered privileged deals to American movies while rigorously controlling Japanese and other cinematic products. The presentation of American ideas and values as an emblem of culture, democracy, and sophistication also allowed the U.S. film industry to expand. However, the studios' efforts would not have been nearly as extensive without the Japanese intermediaries and consumers who interestingly served as the program's best publicists. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from studio memos and official documents of the occupation to publicity materials and Japanese fan magazines, Kitamura shows how many Japanese supported Hollywood and became active agents of Americanization. A truly interdisciplinary book that combines U.S. diplomatic and cultural history, film and media studies, and modern Japanese history, Screening Enlightenment offers new insights into the origins of this unique political and cultural transpacific relationship
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Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kitamura, Hiroshi
Dewey number
791.43/63585204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1993.5.J3
LC item number
K57 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The United States in the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion pictures
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion pictures
  • Japan
  • Film
  • Rezeption
  • Kulturleben
  • USA
  • Japan
  • cinéma américain (Etats-Unis)
  • américanisation
  • Kulturell påverkan, USA
  • Kulturell påverkan, Japan
  • Japan
Label
Screening enlightenment : Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan, Hiroshi Kitamura
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thwarted ambitions : Hollywood and Japan before the Second World War -- Renewed intimacies : Hollywood, war, and occupation -- Contested terrains : occupation censorship and Japanese cinema -- Corporatist tensions : Hollywood versus the U.S. occupation -- Fountains of culture : Hollywood's marketing in defeated Japan -- Presenting culture : the exhibition of American movies -- Seeking enlightenment : the culture elites and American movies -- Choosing America : Eiga no tomo and the making of a new fan
Control code
726824198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r8ng
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824198
Label
Screening enlightenment : Hollywood and the cultural reconstruction of defeated Japan, Hiroshi Kitamura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thwarted ambitions : Hollywood and Japan before the Second World War -- Renewed intimacies : Hollywood, war, and occupation -- Contested terrains : occupation censorship and Japanese cinema -- Corporatist tensions : Hollywood versus the U.S. occupation -- Fountains of culture : Hollywood's marketing in defeated Japan -- Presenting culture : the exhibition of American movies -- Seeking enlightenment : the culture elites and American movies -- Choosing America : Eiga no tomo and the making of a new fan
Control code
726824198
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801460227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4r8ng
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824198

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