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Disruptive propaganda: The availability, censorship, and distortion of visual information in Robert Wise’s the body snatcher

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Title: Disruptive propaganda: The availability, censorship, and distortion of visual information in Robert Wise’s the body snatcher
Author(s): Warner, Jennifer A.
Advisor(s): Greenhill, Jennifer A.
Department / Program: Art & Design
Discipline: Art History
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: M.A.
Genre: Thesis
Subject(s): Propaganda Censorship World War Two
Abstract: Robert Wise’s The Body Snatcher (RKO, 1946) was filmed in a period of American history riddled with anxiety about the destruction and preservation of bodies. During this time of war, the film and its makers had to negotiate censorship regulations as well as popular attitudes concerning American medicine. The visual vocabulary of The Body Snatcher displays these intertwining concerns through props, setting, and the narrative itself. This is a study of how The Body Snatcher utilizes these methods to convey attitudes about war, medicine, and the body in 1940s America.
Issue Date: 2011-05-25
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24240
Rights Information: Copyright 2011 Jennifer A. Warner
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-25
Date Deposited: 2011-05
 

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