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Title Enemy image [videorecording] : a film / written and directed by Mark Daniels.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The cutting edge
Cutting edge (Television program)
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS programme broadcast 16/08/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
'A coproduction Multimédia France Productions, France 2 in association with CBC, SBS TV Australia, YLE with the participation of National de la Centre Cinématographie.'
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Credits Editors, Catherine Peix and Pascal Vernier ; subtitles, George urchett, Nick Shimmin.
Performers Narrator, Jessy Joe Walsh with the participation of Morley Safer ... [et al.]
Summary A documentary on American television and war reporting, examining its nature, relationship with the state, and how it has become the Pentagon's weapon of war aimed at the public. Traces it back to the 1960s, when television was still in its infancy, and the Vietnam War was happening. By the time of the war in Iraq, the American television, with more war experience and equipped with more advanced high tech could flood the television screen with many more images. Questions the purpose of the flow of fragmented images, which are distant and devoid of feelings and meaningless to Americans in their homes.
Considers the present development in which both the war and the image of war are now controlled by the military and its killing machines. Looks at the future high tech battlefield, which has no place for the war correspondent. There, the image of war will be created and manipulated by the military for its own purposes; and reported by the newly invented satellite-controlled war reporter. The U.S. war correspondent feels threatened, and is concerned that with the Pentagon in complete control, American television will never be able to raise the moral and political questions which confront the people about wars. The contributors, both practising and former journalists, discuss issues including the influence of censorship and propaganda by the military and government, and the visual imagery of war. Includes selected archival and newsreel footage of the Vietnam War and Iraq wars to illustrate the various aspects discussed.
Original Version First released: [France?] : Multimédia France Productions, France 2, c2005.
System notes DVD
Language notes Closed-captioned in English; some French dialogues with English subtitles.
Other author Daniels, Mark.
Walsh, Jessy Joe.
Safer, Morley.
Peix, Catherine.
Vernier, Pascal.
Subject Armed Forces and mass media -- United States
Government and the press -- United States
Journalism -- United States -- Objectivity
Press and politics -- United States
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects -- United States
Television and politics -- United States
Television broadcasting of news -- Objectivity
Television in propaganda -- United States
War -- Press coverage -- United States
War correspondents -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations