Hollywood: Chronicle of an Empire
We examine the dominance of the US entertainment industry and its power to shape perceptions about culture and society.
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Hollywood, the world’s empire of cinema has shaped Americans' perception of the US and its culture like no other. And increasingly, Hollywood is shaping people’s perceptions of the US and world history.

From geopolitics to lifestyle through politics and history, Hollywood movies have become the key global delivery system of US culture, thanks to the nature and strength of its narrative and medium.

This month, Empire travels to California, Mumbai, and Paris to investigate the power and reach of Hollywood, and asks if it is the chronicler of an American Empire.

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