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History by Hollywood
Author: Robert Brent Toplin

ISBN: 9780252076893
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 16 August 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
Description:
This newly updated edition of "History by Hollywood" explores the question of what happens to history when Hollywood filmmakers get their hands on it. With a fresh look at recent films and television productions such as "Titanic, Pearl Harbor, The Patriot, " and "John Adams, " Robert Brent Toplin examines how filmmakers have interpreted American history through their movies. Toplin discusses how writers, producers, and directors become involved in making historical films, what influences their interpretations of the past, and the responses they make to the controversies their works excite. With a realistic appreciation of the challenges filmmakers face, he effectively measures the strengths and weaknesses of Hollywood's presentation of history in the films "Mississippi Burning, JFK, Sergeant York, Missing, Bonnie and Clyde, Patton, All the President's Men, " and "Norma Rae."

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