It's sooooo much grittier than the movie. It ends differently, too. And every chapter is named for a Major.
Spain Rogriguez did a graphic novel version, too. (Spain was amazing.) So there's three, total.
I'll have to grab that one.speaking of books, there's an interesting book just come out called Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by steven j. ross. which is a little odd because i thought steven j. ross died years ago.
There's a very creepy photograph going around of Clara Bow wearing a cloche and dress or jacket embroidered with swastikas. Clara Bow met Hitler in Germany (he claimed to be a big fan) when on a European tour to promote 1932′s Call Her Savage. She was forced to wear a swastika-embroidered cloche and suit by studio boss B.P. Schulberg (who was Jewish) but she was not a nazi and she thought Hitler was a major ass, IIRC. Schulberg certainly must have been utterly clueless at the time. It's all very insidious.
(They tried to get Dietrich to come back to Germany, but she wasn't having it. Love Dietrich, she got her US citizenship and became an anti-Nazi activist. She'd entertain troops on the front lines. I can't watch the end of "The Blue Angel" without thinking about how Lola Lola and Professor Rat ended up mirroring what happened to Dietrich and Jannings in real life. Her star rose, but he cast his lot with the Nazis and it wasn't that long before he was toast.)
Hegemony, indeed. But I can't say there's no representation at all - there are a lot of "you can take it that way if you want (and yes, we mean it that way but we don't want to freak out the yahoos)" type scenes. A lot of the people working on these films were LGBT, they had a knack for sneaking things in. And of course there's the occasional cringeworthy mincing stereotype. But no proper representation, I agree.i found your blog interesting. the false representation of life in Hollywood films is the essence of hegemony. it is rather insidious - like, no representation of homosexuals.
That's sound policy.this is precisely why i included so many real-life anecdotes, backgrounds, and the ongoing political reality in Hollywood in my tarot - not only to resurrect the truth but to give the deck some authenticity rather than floating around in some star-spangled dream-factory ether.
Fantastic, I'll be watching.The book and deck are on their way from the printer. when they arrive i will make them available on the website, and for a little cheaper than they are priced on the indiegogo campaign.