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Cinema's Military Industrial Complex$
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Haidee Wasson and Lee Grieveson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291508

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291508.001.0001

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Between the Front Lines

Between the Front Lines

Military Training Films, Machine Guns, and the Great War

Chapter:
(p.177) 10 Between the Front Lines
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Cinema's Military Industrial Complex
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Florian Hoof

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0010

This chapter, by Florian Hoof, describes how the military utilized vocational training films in the 1910s and how producing, promoting, and selling such films turned into a profitable business model for filmmakers. It specifically looks at vocational training films produced by Frank Gilbreth for the U.S. Army in the context of the Great War. Due to the development of industrialized warfare, concepts from Gilbreth’s industrial work proved to be newly relevant for the military. Film addressed the problem of how to organize the transfer of complex topics in military training. The chapter sheds new light on the interrelations between film, the organizational culture of the military, and educational theory. Lastly, the utilization of film in the military is situated in the broader context of a film history on nontheatrical film.

Keywords:   Frank Gilbreth, nontheatrical film, consulting, vocational training films, logistics, motion studies, military, World War I, visual education, industrial film

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