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Orwell subverted : the CIA and the filming of Animal farm

Author: Daniel J Leab
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Since its release in 1954, scholars have been aware of the CIA's involvement in the making of the controversial animated motion picture adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. This work gives an account of their powerful influence on the film.
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Named Person: George Orwell; Orwell, George; Animal farm
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Leab
ISBN: 9780271029788 0271029781 9780271029795 027102979X
OCLC Number: 71348693
Notes: Seton Hall University Libraries notes:
SHU faculty publication.
Description: xxiv, 195 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Orwell and Animal Farm --
OPC, the sponsoring agency --
The producer, Louis de Rochemont --
Genesis, and getting right with Sonia Orwell --
The animators, Halas & Batchelor --
Creating Animal Farm, the movie --
Envisioning a politically correct film version of Animal Farm --
The politics of filming Animal Farm --
Finalizing a politically correct film version of Animal Farm --
Reception of the film --
The afterlife of the film and its creators --
Propaganda and propagandists.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Leab ; with a foreword by Peter Davison.
Local System Bib Number:
509012

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