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Waging ""The War of the Worlds: A History of the 1938 Radio Broadcast and Resulting Panic, Including the Original Script (Hardback)John Gosling (author)
Hardback 247 Pages / Published: 30/09/2009
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The 1938 Orson Welles broadcast of ""The War of the Worlds"" was a landmark in the history of entertainment, sparking a public hysteria in America and a series of subsequent broadcasts around the world that elicited similar responses. This book examines the historic broadcast indepth. It covers all aspects of the phenomenon including fascination with Mars; H.G. Wells' novel; Orson Welles and the making of the broadcast; initial reactions and the resulting 'fog of war'; anxieties underlying the panic; and the aftermath. Chapters also look at later broadcasts in the United States, Latin America, Brazil and Portugal, and address the likelihood that a similar panic could happen again. The original script of the 1938 ""The War of the Worlds"" radio broadcast, written by Howard Koch, is included.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm
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