By Christopher P. Lehman
yet this pattern replaced while US participation dramatically elevated among 1965 and 1968. within the yr of the Tet Offensive and the killings of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert Kennedy, the violence of the Vietnam struggle period stuck up with animators. This ebook discusses the evolution of U.S. animation from militaristic and violent to liberal and pacifist and the position of the Vietnam conflict during this improvement. The publication chronologically files theatrical and tv caricature studios’ altering responses to U.S. participation within the Vietnam warfare among 1961 and 1973, utilizing as facts the array of creative remark in regards to the federal govt, the military, the draft, peace negotiations, the counterculture move, racial matters, and pacifism produced in this interval. The examine extra finds the level to which caricature violence served as a barometer of nationwide sentiment on Vietnam. while many americans supported the conflict within the Nineteen Sixties, scenes of bombings and gunfire have been general in lively motion pictures. As american citizens started to prefer withdrawal, militaristic pictures disappeared from the comic strip. quickly lively cartoons may function enlightening artifacts of Vietnam War-era ideology. as well as the evaluate of fundamental movie fabrics, this e-book attracts upon interviews with humans concerned with the creation Vietnam-era motion pictures. movie critics responding of their newspaper columns to the era’s leading edge caricature sociopolitical observation additionally function priceless references. 3 informative appendices give a contribution to the work.
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American Animated Cartoons of the Vietnam Era: A Study of Social Commentary in Films and Television Programs, 1961–1973 by Christopher P. Lehman