Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images in Film and Television by Melvin E.

By Melvin E.

throughout the Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, college air-raid drills, bomb shelters, and unnerving civil safeguard motion pictures served as consistent reminders of the looming hazard of nuclear battle. all through the USA, a frequent civil protection attempt used city conferences, public institution academic courses, and the mass media—television, radio, and particularly, movement pictures—to mobilize each citizen for a chronic chilly warfare. This quantity explores how American pop culture has portrayed civil safety from mid-twentieth century to the quick post–September eleven period. With research of every little thing from early govt propaganda motion pictures and Nineteen Fifties technology fiction motion pictures to Happy Days, the Reagan–era television motion picture The Day After, and the small-screen nostalgia pattern after September 11, it exhibits how pop culture displays American fears and the desire of preparedness.

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