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Film nation : Hollywood looks at U.S. history

Author: Robert Burgoyne
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. ; London : University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This revised edition analyzes films that give shape to the counternarrative that has emerged since 9/11 - one that challenges the traditional myths of the American nation-state.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burgoyne
ISBN: 9780816642922 0816642923 9780816642915 0816642915
OCLC Number: 1113595174
Notes: First edition published 1997.
Description: 176 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the Revised Edition, Acknowledgments, Introduction, 1. Race and Nation in Glory, 2. Native America, Thunderheart, and the National Imaginary, 3. National Identity, Gender Identity, and the Rescue Fantasy in Born on the Fourth of July, 4. Modernism and the Narrative of Nation in JFK, 5. Prosthetic Memory/National Memory: Forrest Gump, 6. The Columbian Exchange: Pocahontas and The New World, 7. Homeland or Promised Land? The Ethnic Construction of Nation in Gangs of New York, 8. Haunting in the War Film: Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, 9. Trauma and History in United 93 and World Trade Center, Notes, Index
Responsibility: Robert Buryoyne.

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This revised edition analyzes films that give shape to the counternarrative that has emerged since 9/11 - one that challenges the traditional myths of the American nation-state.

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