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The Hollywood historical film

Author: Robert Burgoyne
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: New approaches to film genre, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hollywood Historical Film is an entertaining and erudite cinematic journey through the controversial portrayal of history on film -- from the swashbuckling epics of the silent era up-to-the-minute dramas like World Trade Center. For students of film and history -- and fans alike -- The Hollywood Historical Film is a timely exploration of the world of historical films.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burgoyne
ISBN: 9781405146029 1405146028 9781405146036 1405146036
OCLC Number: 144570971
Description: xiv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The cinematic writing of history : an overview --
The war film : Saving Private Ryan --
The epic film : Gladiator and Spartacus --
The biographical film : Schindler's list --
The metahistorical film : JFK --
The topical film : United 93 and World Trade Center.
Series Title: New approaches to film genre, 3.
Responsibility: Robert Burgoyne.

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A comprehensive analysis of the historical film-a popular and controversial genre that's been with us since the early days of cinema-and Hollywood's unique ability to reshape our viewpoints while it  Read more...
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"Still, this admirable book lays out the problems, and it does so with a sense of history, and of the specific language of films, that is quite brilliant. Burgoyne enhances filmgoers' enjoyment and Read more...

 
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