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History by Hollywood, Second Edition, Paperback / softback Book

History by Hollywood, Second Edition Paperback / softback

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With a fresh look at recent films and television productions such as Titanic, Pearl Harbor, The Patriot, and John 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 films Mississippi Burning, JFK, Sergeant York, Missing, Bonnie and Clyde, Patton, All the President's Men, and Norma Rae.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780252076893

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