Other PFS Publications

Research papers of various sorts, including those presented at panels sponsored by the Political Film Society, are available through the Society’s Working Paper Series. Instructors who have taught successful courses on political films have also contributed to the Syllabus Series. In addition, members of the Political Film Society contributed chapters to an edited book, Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness: Political Messages in Feature Films, ed. Michael Haas (Peter Lang, Publishers, 2013).

To obtain a copy of any Working Paper, Syllabus, or the book Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness, see below:

Working Paper Series
#1: Michael A. Genovese, Art and Politics: The Political Film as a Pedagogical Tool
#2: Donald B. Morlan, Pre-World War II Propaganda: Film as Controversy
#3: Ernest D. Giglio, From Riefenstahl to the Three Stooges: Defining the Political Film
#4: John W. Williams, The Real Oliver North Loses: The Reel Bob Robert Wins
#5: Robert L. Savage, Popular Film and Popular Communication
#6: Andrew Aoki, “Chan Is Missing:” Liberalism and the Blending of a Kaleidoscopic Culture
#7: Barbara Allen, Using Film and Television in the Classroom to Explore the Nexus of Sexual and Political Violence
#8: Robert S. Robins & Jerrold M. Post, Political Paranoia as Cinematic Motif: Stone’s “JFK”
#9: Richard A. Brisbin, Jr., From State and Local Censorship to Ratings: Substantitive Rationality, Political Entrepreneurship, and Sex in the Movies
#10:Stefanie L. Martin, Fiction and Independent Films: Creating Viable Communities and Coalitions by Reappropriating History
#11: Peter J. Haas, A Typology of Political Film
#12: Phillip L. Gianos, The Cold War in U.S. Films: Representing the Political Other
#13: Michael A. Genovese, The President as Icon & Straw Man: Hollywood & the Presidential Image
#14: Michael Krukones, Hollywood’s Portrayal of the American President in the 1930s: A Strong and Revered Leader
#15. J. Matviko, Television Satires of the Presidency: The Case of Saturday Night Live
#16. B. Dennett, The American Presidency on Film: Real and Celluloid as Seen from Down Under, or . . . We’ve Seen All the Great Presidents in Boolaroo
#17. B. Romel-Ruiz, Redeeming Lincoln, Redeeming the South: Representations of Abraham Lincoln in D.W.Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation and Historical Scholarship
#18. Kent Casper, All the Presidents’ Women.
#19. Wendell S. Broadwell, The President as Superman: The Idealization of the Presidency in the Movie Independence Day.
#20. Loren Quiring, The Flight of Noble Reason: Aaron Sorkin’s American Presidents.
#21. Hans Noel, Escape from the Bowling Alley: Traditional Associations as the Antagonist in Popular American Film.
#22. Jay Clary, Presidential Succession: Film as a Primary Catalyst.
#23. Matthew O’Gara, Perceptions of Northern Ireland in Political Film
#24. Wendell Broadwel, Contrasting Images of the American Presidency in Two Recent Movies: Independence Day and Mars Attacks!
#25. Michael Haas, Films About Vietnam
#27. Philip John Davies, Hollywood in Elections and Elections in Hollywood
#28. Michael Haas, American Films About Thailand
#29. Kevin Yenerall, Surveying Social Justice in American Films: Civil Rights, Labor Struggles & Gay Rights
#30. Yvonne Kozlovsky Golany, The Birth of the Holocaust in Motion Pictures
#31. The faculty at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), From Hell to Heroics: (Re)Imaging Vietnam After 9/11
#32. Michael Haas, Bisexuality in Recent Films: Comparing European and American Perspectives
#33. Michael Haas, Human Rights in Washington Declines While Hollywood Increasingly Shows Concern

Click here to request or more more copies, or send a $5 check for each Working Paper to Political Film Society, P.O. Box 461267, Los Angeles, CA 90046, payable to Political Film Society.

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Syllabus Series
The Political Film Society encourages the use of political film in educational institutions. Accordingly, several college instructors have contributed to the Society’s Syllabus Series:

#1: John W. Williams
#2: Ernest D. Giglio
#3: Henry S. Kariel
#4: Michael Haas
#5: David Whiteman & Alfred Nordmann
#6: Burnet V. Davis
#7: Karen F. Lloyd & Jay M. Parker
#8: Richard Ostrom
#9: Charles R. Dannehl
#10: David Siemers
#11 Stanley Rosen
#12 Stanley Rosen – Chinese Cinema
#13 Patrick Haney
#14 Scott Crosson
#15 Lewis Ringel
#16 Bob Beatty and Robert Youngblood.
#17 Kevin Yenerall.
#18 Gloria Monti.

Click here to request or more more copies, or send a $1 check for each Working Paper to Political Film Society, P.O. Box 461267, Los Angeles, CA 90046, payable to Political Film Society.

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Hollywood Raises Political Consciousness: Political Messages in Feature Films
Book edited by Michael Haas, Published by Peter Lang, Publishers, 2013, with the following chapters:

Part I. Defining the “Political Film”
1 Film Contain Political Messages (Michael Haas)
2 Art and Politics: The Political Film as a Pedagogical Tool (Michael A. Genovese)
3 Searching for the Political Film (Ernest D. Giglio)
Part II. How Films Define the Political
4 The Real Oliver North Loses: The Reel Bob Roberts Wins (John W. Williams)
5 Escape from the Bowling Alley: Traditional Associations as the Antagonist in Popular Film (Hans Noel)
6 The Politics of Disaster Films (Elizabeth Haas)
7 The Blending of a Kaleidoscope Culture: Films on Asian Americans (Andrew L. Aoki)
8 Films on Thailand and Vietnam (Michael Haas)
Epilog
Using Political Films in the Classroom (Michael A. Genovese)

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