Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionistic science fiction film, directed by Fritz Lang. Much of the plot is established following influences of the first world war, and the culture of the Weimar Republic in Germany. Although criticised for its allusions to communism in the resolution of the film, Lang explores mostly themes of industrialisation and mass production, which, coincidentally, were two developments that provided a large influence in the First World War. Lang also explores themes of the Weimer view of American modernity, communism and fascist rule. Politically, this film was shot after WWI, meaning many of its influences were extracted from the horrors of the First World War.
Complacency is more dangerous than participation in times of war. Through his novel, Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut describes the life of an American spy, Howard W. Campbell Jr: Campbell worked as a radio broadcaster for the German Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda and sent coded messages out to the allies through his radio broadcasts during the war. Authors use devices in writing to further their content. Kurt Vonnegut uses juvenalian satire in Mother Night to prove that through pretending to be something it will eventually lead that person to become the thing they are pretending to be. The portrayal of Howard Campbell as morally self-righteous is evident through Vonnegut’s use of sardonic voice and invective.
Other plans were created to enhance economy, power or Stalin’s propaganda. About the brutal force that Stalin used to control the population, political menaces, rebels and people who broke the law used to be sent the Gulags which were russian concentration camps that forced people to work to death, they could be also expelled from Russia or the Soviet Union, some of them were directly killed and some people believe they were used on experiments, the secret police and propaganda made russian people afraid of expressing themselves even in their own
When Gatsby’s full character is brought into the novel he is said to have “‘killed a man’” and been “‘a German spy during the war’” to show other supporting characters ambiguity toward the rumors surrounding his luxurious parties (Fitzgerald 44). Thus, already
Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is seen as a true piece of American Literature that presents itself at the core of McCarthyism in the bitter wake of Communists spies inside the United States. In many cases the main character of Abigail Williams is considered secondary to that of John Proctor. However, many years later, Miller writes a screenplay for the 1996 film adaptation starring Hollywood heavyweights like Winona Ryder; whose portrayal seems to allow the character of Abigail to have more room to expand. It is to my opinion that the author does this to present a more rapid and truthful motif that differs from that of the 1950 ‘witch hunt’ for communists. It is shown in the differing aspects of Abigail’s character from play to screen,
“Ray Bradbury’s writing danced along the boundaries between mystery, sci-fi, horror and fantasy”. (Brin 1) Ray Bradbury is an Author, famous for his science fiction short stories and novels. Many of his ideas influenced the stories of Hollywood. His short story “The Veldt” is similar to that of the movie “Smart house”. His idea of childhood not being completely innocent that he establishes in “The Small Assassin” can be seen in many horror films both past and present.
Public Enemies was originally marketed as a historical non-fiction book written by Bryan Burrough. However, in 2009, Public Enemies was released as a motion picture, under the direction of Michael Mann (“Public”). This book and film focused its attention on the notorious gangsters and criminals during the twentieth century’s organized crime era of the 1920s and 1930s. Likewise, it additionally focused on the development of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and how these crimes helped the institution evolve into what it is today. Therefore, the main characters include: FBI Special Agent Melvin Purvis, John Dillinger, Charles Makley, “Red” Hamilton, Baby Face Nelson, Harry “Pete” Pierpont, and Homer Van Meter (“Public”).
Although Hitler was not behind the intricate propaganda that was fed to the Germans; in 1929, Hitler chose Paul Joseph Goebbels to control the media in Germany (“How Did the Nazis Use Propaganda”). Goebbels became the Minister of Propaganda and Public Information. His main goal was to build up Hitler’s public imagine and “Nazify the German Culture (“How Did the Nazis Use Propaganda”).” Goebbels even controlled the kind of books that the German’s read. Any books that did not glorify Hitler and the Nazi culture were burned.
Readers have found the time period of the authors book to correlate with the themes of the novel, civilization verses humanity, and good verses evil. He focuses on the personality of man that evolves into violent behaviour. He expresses this through characterization, symbolism and allegory. World War Two was primarily based on an evil man named Hitler trying to seize the world by creating conflict. The story shows Jack, the antagonist, and his seizure of power.
What makes a novel quintessential? More importantly, what can make it the most quintessential novel in American history? Is it daring sword fights, classic romances, and the senses of careless adventure or grief? Perhaps it’s a mix of all ideas; A melting pot, quite like America itself, of unique traits of family, friends, faith and adventure.
British knew a ton of information about espionage and trained the British agents that did not know , Americans, and Canadians. Camp X was a training camp, a communication center, and more. Camp X was in different parts of Northern America and as the Allies advance they soon became world wide. In North America each camp were different levels. As you rank up the missions got more dangerous.
Robert K. Wilcox provides key information in his book, Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton, about what exactly happen to General George S. Patton. Wilcox is mostly known for his military type books, but he is also a screenwriter and journalist. Along with Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton, Wilcox wrote many other books: Japan’s Secret war, Scream of Eagles, Black Aces High, Wings of Fury, and First Blue.
Double-Edged Secrets Double-Edged Secrets is a personal narrative written by W. J. Holmes. Holmes is employed by the combat intelligence unit during World War II to work for the naval organization. From June 1941 until the end of World War II, Holmes is stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii and works on collecting, and analyzing intelligence information. His personal narrative highlights the moral dilemmas that he faced regarding the use of intelligence information. Holmes reveals in an understanding and compassionate way the difficulties in not only collecting the intelligence, but also when to use the information.