From the beginning of the U.S. entry in the war, the movie industry wanted to shape its films to help bring victory; it just didn't want the government to tell the studios how to do it. But any studio executive who thought he could avoid government direction was mistaken. In June 1942, the White House created the Office of War Information to build public support for the war—basically a propaganda effort. The government's existing Bureau of Motion Pictures came under the new agency. A separate Office of Censorship was created to oversee censorship of films, and there also were military censors.
There were furious debates between Hollywood and government agencies. There was internal warfare between the agencies. It all focused on how much control the government should exercise, according to a book by Clayton R. Koppes and Gregory D. Black: Hollywood Goes To War: How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies. But by mid-1943, there was a truce. "Government and industry discovered they needed each other," the authors wrote. "From a mixture of patriotism and the profit motive, Hollywood became a compliant part of the American war machine." Once the industry realized "censorship would be smart showmanship, the industry was only too eager to cooperate."
A bit of the exotic in the Lytro Cinema camera. The thing will rent for a large sum. Traditionally new techniques take some time for experience to build. This may well be a view of the future, but history suggests it will be some time before uses acquire the experience necessary to use it artistically.
I see, from the LMS Newsletter that a film about Ramanujan, " The man who knew infinity" is to be released on April 8th. The cast includes Jeremy Irons (as GHHardy), Dev Patel(as Ramanujan), Toby Jones( as JELittlewood) and Jeremy Northam( as Bertrand Russell). Jeremy Northam was In the film "Enigma".
The mind wobbles -- I wonder if they'll attempt to teach any math?