By Evelyn Ehrlich
Finds the tricky process French filmmaking from the statement of warfare in 1939 via 4 years of distress to France's liberation in 1944. This booklet examines the stipulations of filmmaking as they mirrored the bigger political, cultural, and social context inside occupied France. it truly is compatible for movie historians.
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But to this political censorship, Vichy added censorship on moral grounds, lest films undermine the fundamental goals of government social policy. The Church, Page 29 which had long been officially powerless, was restored to a position of moral authority. Children were to be indoctrinated in the Vichy spirit from the earliest age in school and in official youth programs. Instead, France's youth was to return to the land, where the values of eternal France reposed. Vichy's official motto was “travail, famille, patrie” (work, family, country), and patriotism was fanned in inverse proportion to France's actual status in the world.
In October 1943, the directeur général du cinéma (Galey) became functional head of the COIC, and the directorship of the organization was again reduced to one (Richebé). However, in a letter written to Jacques Siclier, Ploquin gave a different version of events. Whatever the specific reasons, it appears that Vichy did not wish the COIC to become too independent and that the COIC had autonomy only to the extent that it did not deviate too far from official Vichy policy. 20—Concerning charity showings.
The years from 1940 to 1942 may have been France's darkest, but for Vichy, the past was glorious and the future assured. In addition, there was representation from the offices of the Secretary of Page 30 State for Foreign Affairs, the Secretary of State for the Interior, the Ministry of National Defense, the Secretary of State for National Education and Youth, the General Commissioner of the Family, the Légion FranÇaise des Combattants (the Veterans organization), and the COIC. ” (R142/F449).