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on July 11, 2011
"Cinematic Cold War" is based on an idea so brilliant, you wonder why no one ever tried doing it before. The book looks at key American and Soviet films of the Cold War era. It is written in a very accessible style, and it is knowledgeable about both Hollywood and Soviet films.
Best of all, "Cinematic Cold War" does not try to cover every film, but focuses on key films from each era. The authors do not view the Cold War as one undifferentiated era but note how attitudes and depictions of "the other" changed over time. This allows the reader to see the differences between the "classic" Cold War of 1947-53 and the Reagan era of the 80s.
"Cinematic Cold War" lets us look at film history from a new perspective. I hope this book inspires others that walk in its footsteps.