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Title
Letter from Bruce Herschensohn, Hollywood (Los Angeles (Calif.) to George Stevens, Jr., United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C., January 28, 1965
Creator
Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
Date Created and/or Issued
1965-01-28
Publication Information
Pepperdine University Libraries
Bruce Herschensohn Collection [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
Contributing Institution
Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
Bruce Herschensohn Collection
Rights Information
© Bruce Herschensohn. Use of this file is allowed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us
Description
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 pursuit."
Scanned from original text or image using a Canon Expression 10000XL scanner. Optimized in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and saved in .pdf format.
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
BH 18.352
http://cdm15730.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15093coll1/id/2676
Language
English
Subject
Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
United States Information Agency
Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
Source
T.L. (carbon copy); 4 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.
Relation
Bruce Herschensohn Collection

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