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Biography and history in film

Author: Thomas S Freeman; David L Smith
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of the media.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume seek to analyze biographical films as representations of historical individuals and the times in which they lived. To do this, contributors examine the context in which certain biographical films were made, including the state of knowledge about their subjects at that moment, and what these films reveal about the values and purposes of those who created them. This is an original approach to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Freeman, Thomas S.
Biography and History in Film.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Freeman; David L Smith
ISBN: 9783319894089 3319894080
OCLC Number: 1124616277
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages)
Contents: 'Movies that exist merely to tell entertaining lies'?: Biography on Film; Thomas S. Freeman and David L. Smith --
Filming a Legend: Anthony Mann's El Cid (1961); Thomas S. Freeman --
Joan of Arc through medieval eyes and modern lenses: Dreyer 1928 and Bresson 1962; Elisabeth van Houts --
Blood, lust and the Virgin Queen: Helen Mirren's Elizabeth I; William B. Robison --
Shakespeare in Love and Anonymous: Two Films More or Less About Shakespeare; David Bevington --
That Hamilton Woman (1941); Samantha A. Cavell --
Twelve Years a Slave and the 'Unthinkability' of Enslaved Autobiography; Sean M. Kelley --
Abraham Lincoln and National Reconciliation in Lincoln; Kate Masur --
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960); David L. Smith --
Infectious Enthusiasm: The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936); Bart K. Holland --
Filming and Formatting the Explorer Hero: Captain Scott and Ealing Studios' Scott of the Antarctic (1948); Klaus Dodds --
Inside JFK's White House: the Myth of John F. Kennedy and Thirteen Days (2000); Andrew Priest --
Power and its Loss in The Iron Lady; Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite and Jon Lawrence --
Index.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of the media.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Freeman, David L. Smith, editors.

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