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Reel v. real : how Hollywood turns fact into fiction

Author: Frank Sanello
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Taylor Trade Pub. edView all editions and formats
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Profiles seventy films about historical figures, events, and periods, comparing their portrayals to the facts. Includes such works as "Braveheart," "Elizabeth," "Glory," and "All the President's Men.".
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sanello, Frank.
Reel v. real.
Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., 2003
(OCoLC)606977053
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Sanello
ISBN: 0878332685 9780878332687
OCLC Number: 46473976
Description: xiv, 303 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: I : Prehistory, Ancient Times and the Bible --
Quest for Fire (1981) --
The Ten Commandments (1956) --
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) --
Gladiator (2000) --
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) --
II : European History --
Braveheart (1995) --
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) --
Joan of Arc (1948) --
Saint Joan (1957) --
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) --
Christopher Columbus ((1949) --
Christopher Columbus (1985) --
Christopher Columbus : The Discovery (1992) --
1492 : The Conquest of Paradise (1992) --
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) --
A Man for All Seasons (1966) --
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) --
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1971) --
Carry on Henry (1971) --
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1973) --
Crossed Swords (1978) --
Elizabeth (1998) --
Shakespeare in Love (1998) --
The Madness of King George (1994) --
From Hell (2001) --
Enemy at the Gates (2001) --
III: American History --
1776 (1972) --
The Patriot (2000) --
Amistad (1997) --
Glory (1989) --
Dances with Wolves (1990) --
The Birth of a Nation (1915) --
Titanic (1997) --
Reds (1981) --
The Untouchables (1987) --
Pearl Harbor (2001) --
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) --
IV : Biography and Social History --
Quills (2000) --
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) --
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) --
Sergeant York (1941) --
The Last Emperor (1987) --
Michael Collins (1996) --
Chaplin (1992) --
Citizen Kane (1941) --
Gandhi (1982) --
Frances (1982) --
Patton (1970) --
Bugsy (1991) --
Mommie Dearest (1981) --
Hoffa (1992) --
A Beautiful Mind (2001) --
Quiz Show (1994) --
JFK (1991) --
Mississippi Burning (1988) --
Malcom X (1992) --
Ali (2001) --
The Hurricane (1999) --
Blow (2001) --
Nixon (1995) --
Missing (1982) --
Silkwood (1983) --
In the Name of the Father (1993) --
All the President's Men (1976) --
The People vs. Larry Flint (1996) --
A Civil Action (1998) --
The Perfect Storm (2000) --
Boys Don't Cry (1999) --
The Insider (1999) --
Erin Brockovich (2000) --
AntiTrust (2001).
Other Titles: Reel versus real
Responsibility: Frank Sanello.

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This book profiles sixty movies that portray actual moments in history, and compares the mythologized account of each event to what really happened.  Read more...

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Readers can almost be guarenteed a sequel to this book. History Magazine In an era where most people get their sense of history from film, it's a fun and funny read, a reminder that studios are more Read more...

 
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