For this project, I am comparing two films with government involvement - Zero Dark Thirty and American Sniper - with a range of feature films and documentaries without government input. I am analyzing how the components of the films differ, from the way information is spread to the different gains each filmmaker receives by collaborating with the government. Through this project, I attempt to prove that films with government involvement spread propaganda by changing the course of history to fit a pro-United States account. My course of action is to first analyze the films and then gather analytical articles about the films to compare the scholarly conversations and prove whether military films promote government propaganda.
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Caldwell, Olivia, "Government Involvement in Films" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 16.