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Author Gardels, Nathan.

Title American idol after Iraq : competing for hearts and minds in the global media age / Nathan Gardels and Mike Medavoy
Published Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 170 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Hearts, minds, and Hollywood -- The magic is gone--except at the box office -- Creativity into cash : how Hollywood works -- Seeing and being seen -- Hollywood beats the Red Army : the height of America's cultural appeal -- Backlash: soft power is still power, and still makes enemies -- Culture wars in the West : the Pope vs. Madonna -- Media storm troopers of the West vs. Islam -- New stories, new audiences in the global age -- Reinventing cultural diplomacy
Summary This little book explores the role of US media in foreign policy, not only at the present moment, but with an eye to the future. Written by a veteran Hollywood film executive and an internationally known columnist in foreign affairs, it explains how American movies, TV shows, and pop music provide the images of America to the rest of the world, and the rest of the world to Americans; includes discussions of such issues as the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Danish newspapers, Tibetan monks censored out of Chinese TV news reports only to show up on YouTube, and the Vatican's assault on the Da Vinci Code movie; and argues that Hollywood is a key player in the "deep coalition" required to support a "smart power" foreign policy and build a global cultural infrastructure that will make the world safe for interdependence.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Motion pictures, American -- Foreign countries -- Influence.
Motion pictures, American -- Foreign countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Medavoy, Mike.
LC no. 2008040246
ISBN 1405187417 (paperback; alk. paper)
144431050X (electronic bk.)
9781405187411 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781444310504 (electronic bk.)