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Hollywood and history

Author: Robert Burgoyne
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Series: New approaches to film genre.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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A comprehensive analysis of the historical film-a popular and controversial genre that's been with us since the early days of cinema-and Hollywood's unique ability to reshape our viewpoints while it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burgoyne
ISBN: 9781405146029 1405146028
OCLC Number: 170037965
Description: p. cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Cinematic Writing of History: An Overview. 2. The War Film: Saving Private Ryan. 3. The Epic Film: Gladiator and Spartacus. 4. The Biographical Film: Schindler's List. 5. The Metahistorical Film: JFK. 6. The Topical Historical Film: United 93 and World Trade Center. Index
Series Title: New approaches to film genre.
Responsibility: Robert Burgoyne.

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"Still, this admirable book lays out the problems, and it does so with a sense of history, and of the specific language of films, that is quite brilliant. Burgoyne enhances filmgoers' enjoyment and Read more...

 
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