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Box office archaeology : refining Hollywood's portrayals of the past

Author: Julie M Schablitsky
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A group of archaeologists selects key subjects and genres used by Hollywood and provides the historical and archaeological depth that a movie cannot - what really happened in history. Topics covered  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Box office archaeology.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647149839
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie M Schablitsky
ISBN: 9781598740554 1598740555 9781598740561 1598740563
OCLC Number: 123114421
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: The way of the archaeologist / Julie M. Schablitsky --
Unwrapping the mummy : Hollywood fantasies, Egyptian realities / Stuart Tyson Smith --
Vikings, vixens, and Valhalla : Hollywood depictions of the Norse / Mark Axel Tveskov and Jon M. Erlandson --
A pirates [sic] life for me! But what did that really mean? / Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek --
Titanic / James P. Delgado --
Voyage from myth : return of the Confederate sumbarine H.L. Hunley / Robert S. Neyland --
Pocahontas unanimated : the life of a Powhatan princess / Randy Amici --
The life and times of the ever-changing Hollywood Indian / Charles M. Haecker --
Imagining blackness : archaeological and cinematic visions of African American life / Paul R. Mullins --
Five points on film : myth, urban archaeology, and Gangs of New York / Rebecca Yamin and Lauren J. Cook --
Western boomtowns : the lost episodes / Julie M. Schablitsky --
Contesting Hollywood's Chinatowns / Bryn Williams and Stacey Camp --
When the legend becomes fact : reconciling Hollywood realism and archaeological realities / Vergil E Noble.
Responsibility: Julie M. Schablitsky, editor.

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'Discerning audiences can tell the difference between Victorian and Edwardian dress, Viking longboats and Greek fishing boats. Archaeology has helped with the verisimilitude of sets and the Read more...

 
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