American history and contemporary Hollywood film (eBook, 2005) []
skip to content
American history and contemporary Hollywood film Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

American history and contemporary Hollywood film

Author: Trevor McCrisken; Andrew Pepper
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This is evidenced in the release of a rash of films of this genre in the past 25 years. This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history. It is the first book to explore, comprehensively, the post-Cold War period of film-making, and to consider whether or how far contemporary films have begun to  Read more...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor McCrisken; Andrew Pepper
ISBN: 9780748680559 0748680551 9780748670666 0748670661 9780748679249 0748679243 9781474470841 147447084X 0748614907 9780748614905 0748614893 9780748614899
OCLC Number: 820122790
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
Contents: Intro --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
Introduction --
1 Lessons from Hollywood's American Revolution: Revolution --
The Patriot --
2 Rattlig the chains of history: Steven Spielberg's Amistad and 'telling everyone's story': Roots --
Amistad --
3 Hollywood's Civil War dilemma: to imagine or unrael the nation?: Gettsburg --
Glory --
Ride with the Devil --
Cold Mountain --
4 Saving the Good War: Hollywood and World War II in the post-Cold War world: Saving Private Ryan --
The Thin Red Line --
U-571 --
Pearl Harbour --
5 Oliver Stone and the decade of trauma: Platoon Born on the Fourth of July --
Heaven and Earth --
JFK --
Nixon --
6 From Civil Rights to Black Nationalism: Hollywood v. black America?: Panther --
Mississippi Burning --
The Hurricanel Malcom X --
Ali --
Hollywood's post-Cold War history: the 'righteousness' of American interventionism: Three Kings --
Black Hawk Down --
Select Bibliography --
Responsibility: Trevor B. McCrisken and Andrew Pepper.


This book offers an analysis of how and why contemporary Hollywood films have sought to mediate American history.  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This is an accessible, enjoyable study of movies dealing with events from American history ! this study ! deserves a wide readership among students and aficionados of both American history and Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.