The film goes even further in its unscrupulous blurring of fact and fiction and simplistically juxtaposes a very small group of perpetrators (basically Hitler and Goebbels) and the large group of victims, i.e., the general population that only wanted to survive.
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Two major developments in the 1950s that set up television as the news medium of the future were the establishment of coaxial cable linking the East and West coasts, which enabled footage to be moved electronically instead of physically, and the invention of videotape, which allowed the use of prerecorded footage (such as studio interviews).
Television during the 1950s and 60s - Living History Farm
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Australians were not just passive recipients of American culture, however. As television helped bridge the nation's geographical isolation, Australians were able to stay abreast of global events and developments like never before. Thus, Australians were able to participate in important social changes, like the women's liberation movement, rather than simply hearing about it afterwards.
Film in American Popular Culture
From the 1950s, advancing forms of communication provided new avenues for advertising to deliver its message to Australian society. Advertising and other forms of popular culture helped create an unprecedented demand for material goods. Through television, radio and magazines, advertisers depicted an exciting new American-inspired lifestyle that could be obtained by purchasing new cars and home appliances and the latest fashion, music, films, food and beverages.
Influence of Film on Modern Society
Paralleling television's ever-increasing popularity, however, were concerns about the impact of television on everyday life. Many parents, psychologists and health experts feared that long hours spent watching television led to a number of problems, including: a negative effect on the social and emotional development of children; a reduction in the quality of family life; increasing obesity rates and a direct correlation between violence on television and the aggressive behaviour of children in other situations.
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In the early 1960s, the advent of videotape had an immediate impact on television production. It enabled the efficient recording, preservation, re-broadcasting and resale of television programmes.
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Television also played an important role in the evolution of Australia's national identity. It created a forum for uniquely Australian stories to be played out and allowed Australians to share different cultural experiences. It also provided a direct channel for American and British values, humour and style to influence Australian society.