An Advanced New Weapon: “Hollywood”

Dizdar, Emre Batur (2012) An Advanced New Weapon: “Hollywood”. Other thesis, TED Ankara College Foundation High School.

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Today, countries realized in order to have a better statue in the world they need to control the cultural changes both in their own borders and other countries’. Hollywood is the biggest motion picture industry in the world and a medium with the ability to reach and communicate with a very high number of people all around the world. Also It is a very powerful weapon for America that provides a great advantage to America as it is used to make positive advertisements for the benefits of United States. I was attracted to this subject because of my interest in movies, TV series and the messages given by different productions of motion picture. In this essay my intention was to explain the way that Hollywood is used by United States in order to establish the order, ease and comfort of their citizens. Moreover, how Hollywood is used as an advertiser of America in such a way that is beneficial to it? I did this simply by answering the research question: How does Hollywood reinforce positive stereotypes about America? Starting from the early development of motion pictures, the movie medium of media is always considered highly important by United States government. The government always tried to support Hollywood and it’s productions by giving out tax breaks to the companies that control Hollywood and in advance “Hollywood” repaid the government by supporting the stereotypes of America and advertising it throughout the world and also by helping the government to control the public opinion and public mood of America. My conclusion is that Hollywood succeeded at this “trade‐like relationship” and supporting American stereotypes by giving out subliminal and direct messages like solidarity, patriotism, America’s greatness, through its productions and also by selling the “American Dream”.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor’s Name: Courntey Susan SHROPSHIRE, IB Notu: B
Uncontrolled Keywords: control cultural changes, Hollywood, motion picture industry, media effect
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 09:26

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