tv Documentary RT June 23, 2020 5:30pm-6:01pm EDT
hollywood is the place and an idea so you've got the movie studios to television you've got the music industry sometimes as we know it's also a place where there's a lot of propaganda. to whatever policy the u.s. government is committed to you can be sure that hollywood will be following it within 12 months. out what i did find hollywood is they call it a tree manufacturer which it thinks true. but i think equally it's a propaganda factory. 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 forward to but there it was the
official white house on a social network and it's 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 added website 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 1403 at the height to ford were to
the united states release mission to moscow a film about a visit to the u.s.s.r. by american ambassador joseph davis who was splayed by actor walter houston. to 90 now welcome you to the soviet union in the name of my government thank you the us ambassador arrives in the u.s. sorry harboring a degree of skepticism but on the whole what he sees there and what millions of american movie goers saw along with them breaks all the stereotypes about the soviet government of those times we keep experimenting to find ways to increase our efficiency what kind of effect is this that looks different from the rest yesterday even though. it can usually be compared to. the american film might even make the u.s.s.r. look better than soviet propaganda beatrice because 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 an 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 a time to throw. some
of the spanish to see who do you buy any 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 our 5 year plans were conceived and carried out by the people themselves again this is how we would this isn't soviet propaganda the movie itself. is the purge trials that were taking place in the soviet union it's really apologies for the stalin this 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 salvias song why it is my motherland and made american children learned by heart. i. ringback was. the north star it was produced by samuel goldwyn co-founder of one of hollywood's most successful film companies goldman mayer. but understand why a famous american producer 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. to listen many times to good use of legal residents and he said they do that 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 hollywood. spotlight a little because going to davis cup one of the classes. for family always. been profiled on the war. it is. glorious genius 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. i've missed you too 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 officer 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. 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 there was none of that but the loss of the more information produced various documentaries defending this practice. but the office issued very different instructions concerning the u.s.s.r. the soviet union was to be portrayed as
a friend of them. in distress. in the north star and 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 and that 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 is in its people who are
willing to give their lives 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 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 state of washington and. propaganda of propaganda bill including major hollywood of the time. another pro soviet film released by hollywood during the war years called days of glory tells the story of a detachment of soviet partisans the group's leader was played by biting. nollywood
actor gregory peck. gregory pack was the brad pitt of the 19 fifties and sixties he starred alongside our do we have burning roman holidays in 153 and in 1962 pac won an oscar for his performance as atticus finch in the adaptation of the cult american novel to kill a mockingbird but the sex symbol and a least star was still an unknown actor back in the $940.00 s. he's debut role the nollywood was as a solvent partisan later named lattimer or a surrogate are you a dad. thank you now some problems. new diminished of gold of government over and they've been it would be less than that sell a syria bus with a propaganda but also its. young warrior.
we had to change american thinking about the soviets and we did so successfully it wasn't only hollywood that participated in the campaign to improve the soviet union 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 little time. somebody's mere lists you want spacek still sort of meet all of you gee a book timely in you can be too many laws to suit but instead it will buy global there. soon millo. new york times and that was the sentiment during the war that the soviets were brave heroes in resisting the nazis and so it 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 had been shown about them previously were not entirely true.
i think the biggest change that has come out education to destroy us is it's us highlighted the shoot-in equality that exists and i think one of the sinks the education of the political each that changes access to the internet for educational purposes needs to be added to lists that essentially children rights.
order. entry control of ski was the 1st soviet filmmaker to leave for our would before the collapse of the u.s.s.r. . and 989 acted 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. jazz remember. was more. shy. burgess of.
ledger could drop in. for new years in america because you will. know former producer officials go for doing research. despite making a serious if successful films in the us including tango and cash runaway train and maria's lovers and they can chill off getting stabbed to return to russia in the early nineties as he'd already become entirely disenchanted with american film industry. who were stronger would you. 'd more good started. 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 quintile is still a. little bit didn't. know should it be able to the left to say it's. the world in values that as you said. the real i believe that is the closest good we are at the school to the use 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 u.s. film industry due to their alleged political convictions. the u.s. government had to affirmatively go after leftists in hollywood and destroy their careers make them testify in congress put people in jail drive people in don employment sometimes into suicide sony. c.d.'s hollywood back on
board on the anti soviet train and 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 this soviet soldiers who suppressed the hungaroring uprising
in 1956 was at it i. 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 pulled this off by these publicity trials as 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 question you know can you imagine what the brits would feel a little like that. what
a film that pokes fun at the behavior of so you're very cross abroad was shot in 1939 but it turned out to be most useful with the onset of the cold war. america why was it on your own knowing what an image the committee made of it actually is just because a lot of us a little bit of the government goes some way to believe it when it does a little bit so that a little famous well could go to the top of the most. limited. ok. the americans actually distributed and promoted in post war europe especially in italy where the communist party's position was strong there was never stated in the film that communism and the u.s.s.r. back it went without saying. milledge and i was not going to say let's get the most
. serious good record of can realistically nibble so we'll just watch it willis is going to be too limited done to upset them but used. we have the high ideals. and the climate. the hollywood began producing a spate of. 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 'd beautiful if they were beautiful they were nymphomaniacs now my students find them laughable but at the time they were taken seriously movies like i was for the ya i married a communist red moscow 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 pigs who seized power there i manage i am. actually am how many. traders among us. but by the sixty's and seventy's relations between the us and the us ceasar had already reached the point of the time and this was immediately reflected in hollywood pictures in 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 change bombing the. that's a classic although strong it will always be
a russian agent who was the 2 who know. and the cia people would be wary that the officials of a big louis go operate against the real enemy. relations between the countries began to deteriorate again in the eighty's after ronald reagan who had been actively anticommunist 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 brought in a fellow the capital of capital mobility. seen that done that air force india from the lone voice resort of mr mason with the lead on the 2nd beagle said it's because say this because there's been no good. not because there was no gun there were rumors rumors. never just started sooner but it 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. have a lot of say in in works of hollywood ya know. somewhere drew scrooge i'm sure. i mean years ago are you. going for growing with your desired should you. should die or should you. you know. meet the parents with ben stiller 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. on deniro suggests this cia itself reviewed the script and said then and 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 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 a since staff 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 says. so what they did was that they censored themselves. in the fiction. you know what is the worst they believe in. i'm not a conspiracy theorist 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.
he said to add to that he said you need for good in each other the no human. but on the better side going into the book are useless so let me just. sort of knowing. the emotion learning t.m. month to do i feel still east of korean missiles from the course for me mrs jenner of ocean who has just woken up from the gut feel that the church.
business. that. we think she minds be soviet soldiers to kiss off the boots she's wearing. huge which to the soul looks like the moon the opposable the pull your world with will be the new one legged on the shore still there in that summarizing the police force swindlers hold. we go to work so you stay home.
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