Laugh, Cry, Believe: Spielbergization and Its Discontents
Hoberman, J., The Virginia Quarterly Review
Let no one say the American movie industry has not taken seriously its social mission.
Nearly a lifetime ago and in the midst of another war, several hundred Hollywood creators gathered on the University of California's Los Angeles campus. The mood was excited, resolute, and militant. The stakes were high. Their conclave was taking place, as one participant put it, barely "a cannon shot" from the studios where they worked.
Hollywood in the crosshairs: Held over the first weekend of October 1943, organized by the Hollywood Writers Mobilization, officially greeted by President Franklin Roosevelt and Vice President Henry Wallace (and the fraternal Writers and Artists of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Laugh, Cry, Believe: Spielbergization and Its Discontents. Contributors: Hoberman, J. - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Quarterly Review. Volume: 83. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2007. Page number: 119+. © University of Virginia Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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