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

Author: James Russell
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding the historical epic --
Big-theme films: Epics in the roadshow era --
The epic, the western, and Dances with wolves --
Spielberg, the Holocaust, and Schindler's list --
The baby boomers, remembrance, and Saving Private Ryan --
Dreamworks and The prince of Egypt --
Gladiator and the film marketplace --
Religion, ritual and The passion of the Christ --
The epic in the age of shock and awe.
Responsibility: James Russell.

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