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Analysis Of An Animated Film: The Iron Giant

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The Iron Giant is set in 1957 during a period of the Cold War, at the time by tension between the United States and the Soviet Union was growing a fast in the form of the arms race. In 1957, Sputnik was launched, raising the possibility of invasion of privacy for millions of Americans and their government or even worse nuclear attack that could cause a Nuclear War . Communism and the potential threat of nuclear destruction cultivated an era of fear and paranoia which led to propaganda in the forms of films and ads. In one scene, Hogarth's class are watching an animated film named Atomic Holocaust, based on Duck and Cover, an actual film that offered advice on how to survive if the USSR bombed the USA.Later on in the movie Kent Mansley paranoid
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