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June 7, 2011  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Why We Fight: Frank Capra’s WWII Propaganda Films
Prelude to War. 1942. USA. Directed and produced by Major Frank Capra

Prelude to War. 1942. USA. Directed and produced by Major Frank Capra

These notes accompany the screenings of Frank Capra’s Why We Fight WWII propaganda films on June 8, 9, and 10 in Theater 3.

Because everyone went to the movies during World War II, the American government found the film industry to be more helpful in propagandizing the populace than at any time before or since. Americans were movie-mad and generally believed whatever they saw at the local theater. Read more