History by Hollywood

ISBN-10: 0252076893

ISBN-13: 9780252076893

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Robert Brent Toplin

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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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List price: $27.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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"
Selected Bibliography
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