History by Hollywood
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: This newly updated edition ofHistory by Hollywoodexplores the question of what happens to history when Hollywood filmmakers get their hands on it. With a fresh look at recent films and television productions such asTitanic, Pearl Harbor, The Patriot,andJohn Adams,Robert Brent Toplin examines how filmmakers have interpreted American history through their movies. Toplin discusses how writers, producers, and directors become involved in making historical films, what influences their interpretations of the past, and the responses they make to the controversies their works excite. With a realistic appreciation of the challenges filmmakers face, he effectively measures the strengths and weaknesses of Hollywood's presentation of history in the filmsMississippi Burning, JFK, Sergeant York, Missing, Bonnie and Clyde, Patton, All the President's Men,andNorma Rae.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/5/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction to the Second Edition|
|Exercising Artistic License: Communicating through a Mix of Fact and Fiction|
|Mississippi Burning "A Standard to Which We Couldn't Live Up"|
|JFK "Fact, Fiction, and Supposition"|
|Drawing Lessons: Making the Past Relevant to the Present|
|Sergeant York "If That Is Propaganda, We Plead Guilty"|
|Missing "An Assault on the Integrity of the U.S. Government, the Foreign Service and the Military"|
|Opening Debate: Revealing Current Controversy in Portrayals of the Past|
|Bonnie and Clyde "Violence of a Most Grisly Sort"|
|Patton "Deliberately Planned as a Rorschach Test"|
|Accenting Heroism: Celebrating the "Great Man" in the Documentary Style|
|All the President's Men "The Story That People Know and Remember"|
|Norma Rae "A Female Rocky"|