Review of the cinematography of the films The Guns of August
and Four Days in November, noting that with the use of re-staged
materials and previously shot materials the filmmakers were able to
convey a truthful presentation of their subject matter. He emphasizes
the United States Information Agency cannot do this because of their official status: all scenes must use contemporary film with no re-staging.
BH's main concern is not with foreign audiences, which
enthusiastically welcomed Years of Lightning, but with American
audiences whose complaints initially appeared to him ridiculous.
Should the latter be taken seriously around the world, however, he fears
the hold concept of effective propaganda might become a "hopeless
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