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Reel history : the world according to the movies

Author: Alex Von Tunzelmann
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the Nazis, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood's version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction. Along the way, we meet all our favorite historical characters, on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Von Tunzelmann
ISBN: 9781782396468 1782396462 9781782396482 1782396489
OCLC Number: 945884564
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 343 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Alex von Tunzelmann.

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A fun and illuminating look at cinema's mistreatment of history, based on the Guardian newspaper column 'Reel History' by acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann.  Read more...

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Witty, fascinating, charming... a wonderful book * Kate Williams * Reel History is a hoot! Alex von Tunzelmann writes with a blend of playful wit and delicious snark * Greg Jenner, official historian Read more...

 
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