Churchill and the Movie Mogul
|Running Time||60 MIN|
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Winston Churchill understood the power of films, but the true extent of his use of cinema as a propaganda tool is rarely explored. In 1934, a Hungarian Jewish émigré and England’s first and only movie mogul, Alexander Korda, signed Churchill up as a screenwriter and historical advisor. It was the start of a unique collaboration as Churchill provided script notes for Korda's productions and penned an epic screenplay. When war broke out, their collaboration took on national importance. These two establishment outsiders shared a common view of the cinema’s propagandistic potential, which they skillfully exploited to unite the empire and turn the tide of history.
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