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The historical epic and contemporary Hollywood : from Dances with wolves to Gladiator

Author: James Russell
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2007.
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Seeks to document and explain a revival of historical epic films in Hollywood. This work employs empirical historical techniques to explore how industrial conditions and the agendas of key directors,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Russell, James, 1977-
Historical epic and contemporary Hollywood.
New York : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)607636920
Online version:
Russell, James, 1977-
Historical epic and contemporary Hollywood.
New York : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)608205015
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Russell
ISBN: 9780826427984 0826427987 9780826427991 0826427995
OCLC Number: 74965194
Description: viii, 248 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Understanding the Historical Epic; 2. The Rise of the Roadshow Epic; 3. The Epic, the Western, and Dances with Wolves; 4. Spielberg, the Holocaust, and Schindler's List; 5. The Baby Boom, Public Memory, and Saving Private Ryan; 6. Dreamworks and The Prince of Egypt; 7. Gladiator and the Film Marketplace; 8. The Epic in the Era of the Culture Wars; Conclusion.
Responsibility: James Russell.

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