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Selling “Psycho Films”: Trauma Cinema and the Military-Industrial Complex

Noah Tsika

in Traumatic Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297630
eISBN:
9780520969926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297630.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trauma-themed military documentaries served a variety of promotional purposes—many of them strictly corporate—during and after World War II. These experiments in institutional advertising, with their ... More


Solemn Venues: War Trauma and the Expanding Nontheatrical Realm

Noah Tsika

in Traumatic Imprints: Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297630
eISBN:
9780520969926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297630.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1943, the army psychiatrist George S. Goldman began to develop a series of documentaries that could “contribute to mental health” by “removing some of the mystery connected with psychiatry and by ... More


Between the Front Lines: Military Training Films, Machine Guns, and the Great War

Florian Hoof

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Florian Hoof, describes how the military utilized vocational training films in the 1910s and how producing, promoting, and selling such films turned into a profitable business model ... More


The Persistence of [a] Vision: The Electronically Mediated Corporation: Prehistory

Kit Hughes

in Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190855789
eISBN:
9780190855826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Forgoing an examination of the media industries, Chapter 1 focuses instead on the rise of what one might call the mediated industries. A prehistory of television at work, this chapter traces an ... More


Consulting, Cinematic Utopia, and Organizational Restraints

Florian Hoof

in Angels of Efficiency: A Media History of Consulting

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886363
eISBN:
9780190886400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 discusses Frank and Lillian Gilbreth’s understanding of media and the attempts at implementing their consulting model in the business world as a solution for tackling the crisis of ... More


Gilbreth, Inc.: Selling Film to Corporations

Florian Hoof

in Angels of Efficiency: A Media History of Consulting

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886363
eISBN:
9780190886400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886363.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on the emergence of the consulting industry and discusses early visual consulting models. It describes them as intrinsic parts of marketing efforts undertaken by consulting ... More


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