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Hollywood Movie Magic & Military PR

From the global box-office success of Iron Man to the more recent hit Captain Marvel, it’s clear that the US military plays a starring role in much popular entertainment. But is this a new phenomenon? Or have Uncle Sam and Hollywood been allies for a long time?

This event was held on June 18, 2020.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Tanner Mirrlees is an Associate Professor of Communications and Digital Media Studies in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University. He is the author of numerous books including Hearts and Mines: The US Empire’s Culture Industry (University of British Columbia Press). Dr. Mirrlees’ research on Hollywood war films is featured in a three-part CBC IDEAs documentary Myths on Screen: Hollywood at War, and he also appears in the forthcoming documentary film, Theatres of Command.


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