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History by Hollywood : screening the American past

Author: Robert Brent Toplin
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides a balanced assessment of how mainstream cinema portrays the American past.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Brent Toplin
ISBN: 9780252076893 0252076893
OCLC Number: 318243495
Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mississippi burning : "a standard to which we couldn't live up" --
JFK : "fact, fiction, and supposition" --
Sergeant York : "if that is propaganda, we plead guilty" --
Missing : "an assualt on the integrity of the U.S. government, the Foreign Service, and the military" --
Bonnie and Clyde : "violence of the most grisly sort" --
Patton : "deliberately planned as a Rorschach test" --
All the President's men : "the story that people know and remember" --
Norma Rae : "a female Rocky."
Responsibility: Robert Brent Toplin.
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