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Slaves on screen : film and historical vision

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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"Tackles the large issue of how the moving picture industry has portrayed slaves in five major motion pictures spanning four generations. The potential of film to narrate the historical past in an effective and meaningful way, with insistence on loyalty to the evidence, is assessed in five films; Spartacus (1960), Burn! (1969), The Last Supper (1976), Amistad (1997), and Beloved (1998)."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-
Slaves on screen.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00039687
(OCoLC)43903765
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Zemon Davis
OCLC Number: 631156152
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 164 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Film as historical narrative --
Resistance and survival: Spartacus --
Ceremony and revolt: Burn! and The Last Supper --
Witnesses of trauma: Amistad and Beloved --
Telling the truth.
Responsibility: Natalie Zemon Davis.

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"Tackles the large issue of how the moving picture industry has portrayed slaves in five major motion pictures spanning four generations. The potential of film to narrate the historical past in an effective and meaningful way, with insistence on loyalty to the evidence, is assessed in five films; Spartacus (1960), Burn! (1969), The Last Supper (1976), Amistad (1997), and Beloved (1998)."--Jacket.

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