Genre und Gemeinsinn. Hollywood zwischen Krieg und Demokratie
Hermann Kappelhoff – 2016
Based on the premise that a society’s sense of commonality depends upon media practices of political communitarization, this study examines how Hollywood was deployed during the Second World War. It shows that Hollywood responded to the crisis of democracy in the war by creating a new genre. Using an affective theory of genre cinema, it offers a new characterization of the relationship between politics and poetics in forming commonality.
Linda Williams: Book Review. Front Lines of Community: Hollywood between War and Democracy by Hermann Kappelhoff, translated by Daniel Hendrickson. In: Film Quarterly (2019) 73 (1): 104–106.
Elisabeth Bronfen: Rezension zu: Kappelhoff, Hermann: Front Lines of Community. Hollywood Between War and Democracy. Berlin 2018. In: H-Soz-Kult, 28.04.2020.
Joshua Sperling: Book Review. War, Community, and the Cinema: Front Lines of Community: Hollywood Between War and Democracy by Hermann Kappelhof and Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris. In: Senses of Cinema, Issue 96, Oktober 2020.