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"Hollywood against Franco” directed by Oriol Porta

"Hollywood against Franco" shows how the Spanish Civil War was used in Hollywood -between 1937 and 1975- in tune with the trends and interests of American politics at the time. From liberal pro-republican positions in the 40s -with Nazism as the enemy-, to the rapprochement with Franco in the 50s, when the adversary was communism. The relationship between cinema and politics is narrated through the story of Alvah Bessie, a Hollywood screenwriter who fought as a brigade member in the Spanish war.

Taken from FNAC.

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Hollywood vs Franco. [DVD] / direction and production, Oriol Porta; script, Oriol Porta, Lorenzo Soler and Isabel Andrés. — Madrid: Mare Films, 2010. — 1 DVD (91 min.) : son., col.

Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English; subtitles: english, french, spanish, catalan

Cover subtitle: A war on the screen

Statements by: Susan Sarandon…[et al]

Not authorized for children under 7 years

DL M 51179-2010

R. 97663