The Hollywood Historical Film

The Hollywood Historical Film

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 to up-to-the-minute dramas like World Trade Center.

Author: Robert Burgoyne

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124021093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 173

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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 to up-to-the-minute dramas like World Trade Center. With thought-provoking analysis, film historian Robert Burgoyne reveals the dual nature of historic films — how they deepen our understanding of historical events while shaping and often altering our views of the past. Burgoyne examines the power of historic films to entertain and promote national myths while influencing public opinion. He also reviews how contemporary filmmakers like Oliver Stone cleverly restage the past to reframe our memories of actual historic events. 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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Hollywood and the American Historical Film

Hollywood and the American Historical Film

This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present.

Author: J.E. Smyth

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230357891

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present. The book offers a fresh assessment of studio era historical filmmaking and its legacy across a range of genres.
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Hollywood s History Films

Hollywood s History Films

Focusing on the 1950s when Hollywood's interest in the past was at its peak, this title reconstructs how filmmakers understood their treatment of the past, suggesting why many of them saw their work as superior to that of professional ...

Author: David Eldridge

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845110617

Category: History

Page: 257

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Focusing on the 1950s when Hollywood's interest in the past was at its peak, this title reconstructs how filmmakers understood their treatment of the past, suggesting why many of them saw their work as superior to that of professional historians.
Categories: History

The New Hollywood Historical Film

The New Hollywood Historical Film

31 By this characterisation the 'postmodern historical film' becomes a devalued
category: while historical films typically ... The 'New Hollywood' has been the
subject of considerable scholarly attention, particularly in the last decade and a
half.

Author: Tom Symmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137529305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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The New Hollywood of the late 1960s and 1970s is among the most exciting and influential periods in the history of film. This book explores how the new wave of historical films were profoundly shaped by the controversies and concerns of the present.
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A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research.

Author: Robert A. Rosenstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119169574

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 592

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Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies
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American History American Film

American History American Film

In this pioneering work, sixteen historians analyse individual films for deeper insight into US institutions, values and lifestyles.

Author: John E. O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474281898

Category: Art

Page: 352

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In this pioneering work, sixteen historians analyse individual films for deeper insight into US institutions, values and lifestyles. Linking all of the essays is the belief that film holds much of value for the historian seeking to understand and interpret American history and culture. This title will be equally valuable for students and scholars in history using film for analysis as well as film students and scholars exploring the way social and historical circumstances are reflected and represented in film.
Categories: Art

Historical Film

Historical Film

For this reason, Grindon's definition does not serve to distinguish historical
filmmaking from other genres. In The Hollywood Historical Film, Robert Burgoyne
suggests that the historical film consists of five 'subtypes': the war film, the epic
film, ...

Author: Jonathan Stubbs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472520029

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period. Historical Film: A Critical Introduction is concerned not simply with the formal properties of the films at hand, but also the ways in which they have been promoted, interpreted and discussed in relation to their engagement with the past.
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The Hollywood War Film

The Hollywood War Film

From untested young recruits and battle-hardened warriors to ferocious drill instructors and stereotypical enemies, this volume offers readers lively entry into the major conventions of the war film genre from Hollywood's earliest days to ...

Author: Robert Eberwein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315073

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Hollywood War Film offers readers a lively introduction to the theory, history, stars, and major films constituting this vital genre, from Hollywood's earliest days to the current moment Combines broad historical and theoretical coverage of the genre with in-depth analysis of specific films Includes chapters on All Quiet on the Western Front, World War II combat films, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, Eastwood’s Iwo Jima films, and Iraq war films An ideal text for perennially popular courses on the war film genre
Categories: History

Movie History A Survey

Movie History  A Survey

And each chapter includes a compelling case study that highlights an important moment in movie history and, at the same time, subtly introduces a methodological approach. This book is a pleasure to read and to teach.

Author: Douglas Gomery

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136835254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 458

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Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And each chapter includes a compelling case study that highlights an important moment in movie history and, at the same time, subtly introduces a methodological approach. This book is a pleasure to read and to teach. Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania, USA In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the development of film around the world, the book gives us examples of how to do film history, including organizing the details and discussing their implications.Hugh McCarney, Western Connecticut State University, USA Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin have created an outstanding textbook with an impressive breadth of content, covering over 100 years in the evolution of cinema. Movie History: A Survey is an engaging book that will reward readers with a contemporary perspective of the history of motion pictures and provide a solid foundation for the study of film. Matthew Hanson, Eastern Michigan University, USA How can we understand the history of film? Historical facts don’t answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures. This is a survey of over 100 years of cinema history, from its beginnings in 1895, to its current state in the twenty-first century. An accessible, introductory text, Movie History: A Survey looks at not only the major films, filmmakers, and cinema institutions throughout the years, but also extends to the production, distribution, exhibition, technology and reception of films. The textbook is divided chronologically into four sections, using the timeline of technological changes: Section One looks at the era of silent movies from 1895 to 1927; Section Two starts with the coming of sound and covers 1928 until 1950; Section Three runs from 1951 to 1975 and deals with the coming and development of television; and Section Four focuses on the coming of home video and the transition to digital, from 1975 to 2010. Key pedagogical features include: timelines in each section help students to situate the films within a broader historical context case study boxes with close-up analysis of specific film histories and a particular emphasis on film reception lavishly illustrated with over 450 color images to put faces to names, and to connect pictures to film titles margin notes add background information and clarity glossary for clear understanding of the key terms described references and further reading at the end of each chapter to enhance further study. A supporting website is available at www.routledge.com/textbooks/moviehistory, with lots of extra materials, useful for the classroom or independent study, including: additional case studies – new, in-depth and unique to the website international case studies – for the Netherlands in Dutch and English timeline - A movie history timeline charting key dates in the history of cinema from 1890 to the present day revision flash cards – ideal for getting to grips with key terms in film studies related resources – on the website you will find every link from the book for ease of use, plus access to additional online material students are also invited to submit their own movie history case studies - see website for details Written by two highly respected film scholars and experienced teachers, Movie History is the ideal textbook for students studying film history.
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Film Nation

Film Nation

The first book to apply theories of nationalism and national identity to contemporary American films, Film Nation reveals the cinematic rewriting of history now taking place as a powerful attempt to rearticulate the cultural narratives that ...

Author: Robert Burgoyne

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816620717

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 137

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Explores contemporary American films that challenge official history. Our movies have started talking back to us, and Film Nation takes a close look at what they have to say. In movies like JFK and Forrest Gump, Robert Burgoyne sees a filmic extension of the debates that exercise us as a nation -- debates about race and culture and national identity, about the nature and makeup of American history. In analyses of five films that challenge the traditional myths of the nation-state -- Glory, Thunderheart, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, and Forrest Gump -- Burgoyne explores the reshaping of our collective imaginary in relation to our history. These movies, exploring the meaning of "nation" from below, highlight issues of power that underlie the narrative construction of nationhood. Film Nation exposes the fault lines between national myths and the historical experience of people typically excluded from those myths. Throughout, Burgoyne demonstrates that these films, in their formal design, also preserve relics of the imaginary past they contest. Here we see how the "genre memory" of the western, the war film, and the melodrama shapes these films, creating a complex exchange between old concepts of history and the alternative narratives of historical experience that contemporary texts propose. The first book to apply theories of nationalism and national identity to contemporary American films, Film Nation reveals the cinematic rewriting of history now taking place as a powerful attempt to rearticulate the cultural narratives that define America as a nation.
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The Historical Film

The Historical Film

How do our notions of history change over time? The essays in The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media probe the roles that cinema and television play in altering and complicating our understanding of historical events.

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813528569

Category: History

Page: 350

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What is history? How do we represent it? How do our notions of history change over time? The essays in The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media probe the roles that cinema and television play in altering and complicating our understanding of historical events. The book brings together representative examples of how both media critics and historians write about history as it is created and disseminated through film and television. The essays explore what is at stake culturally and politically in media history and how this form of history-making is different from traditional historiography. The volume is divided into four parts--Regarding History; History as Trauma; History, Fiction, and Postcolonial Memory; and History and Television--that progressively deepen our understanding of just how complex the issues are. Essays by top scholars analyze many different kinds of film: historical film, documentary, costume drama, and heritage films. The section on television is equally broad, examining phenomena as diverse as news broadcasts and Ken Burns's documentary The Civil War. Contributors are Mbye Cham, George F. Custen, Mary Ann Doane, Richard Dienst, Taylor Downing, Gary Edgerton, Naomi Greene, Miriam Bratu Hansen, Sue Harper, Sumiko Higashi, Anton Kaes, Marcia Landy, Shawn Rosenheim, Robert A. Rosenstone, Pierre Sorlin, Maria Wyke, and Ismail Xavier.
Categories: History

Grease Is the Word

 Grease Is the Word

Smith, Frances. Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and
Identity. ... Nostalgia: Populuxe Props and Technicolor Aesthetics in
Contemporary American Film. New York ... The New Hollywood Historical Film,
1967–78. London: ...

Author: Oliver Gruner

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785271113

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Bringing together a group of international scholars from diverse academic backgrounds, ‘Grease Is the Word’ analyses the cultural phenomenon Grease. From the stage show’s first appearance in 1971 to the Hollywood film of 1978 and twenty-first century responses to the ‘Grease Megamix’, ‘Grease Is the Word’ reflects on the musical’s impact and enduring legacy. With essays covering everything from the film’s production history, political representations and industrial impact to its stars and reception, the book shines a spotlight on one of Broadway’s and Hollywood’s biggest commercial successes. By adopting a range of perspectives and drawing on various visual, textual and archival sources, the contributors maintain a vibrant dialogue throughout, offering a timely reappraisal of a musical that continues to resonate with fans and commentators the world over.
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History by Hollywood

History by Hollywood

Profiles eight films--including "Mississippi Burning," "Sergeant York," "Bonnie and Clyde," and "Norma Rae"--to reveal how they reimagine and recreate American history

Author: Robert Brent Toplin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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Profiles eight films--including "Mississippi Burning," "Sergeant York," "Bonnie and Clyde," and "Norma Rae"--to reveal how they reimagine and recreate American history
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History in the Media

History in the Media

A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Author: Robert Niemi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576079522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 501

View: 458

A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.
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Year Book of the Dutchess County Historical Society

Year Book of the Dutchess County Historical Society

These films are in somewhat the same category as the historical novel ,
particularly with liberties in terms of authenticity and truthful portrayal of events .
They are definitely of the Hollywood pattern , designed for entertainment and
stated as ...

Author: Dutchess County Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067471748

Category: Dutchess County (N.Y.)

Page:

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Cary Grant the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Cary Grant  the Making of a Hollywood Legend

He also privately urged all of the Hollywood Britons to keep doing the work they
were doing— that is, “flying the flag for Britain” in Hollywood— by making films
based on British literature and history, and thus promoting British culture in the ...

Author: Mark Glancy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190053130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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The first biography to be based on Grant's own personal papers, Cary Grant: the making of a Hollywood legend provides a definitive account of the professional and personal life of one of Hollywood's most unforgettable, influential stars.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

War Cinema

War Cinema

'War Cinema' presents an introduction to and overview of films that take war as their main theme.

Author: Guy Westwell

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 133

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'War Cinema' presents an introduction to and overview of films that take war as their main theme. Framing the era with 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Apocalypse Now Redux', the author initially focuses on Vietnam on film in the 1970s and 1980s and how this divisive war was represented.
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Hollywood s White House

Hollywood s White House

The volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and a bibliography, is ideal for historians and film enthusiasts.

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813127927

Category: History

Page: 464

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" Winner of the 2003 Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, given by the Popular Culture Association The contributors to Hollywood’s White House examine the historical accuracy of these presidential depictions, illuminate their influence, and uncover how they reflect the concerns of their times and the social and political visions of the filmmakers. The volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and a bibliography, is ideal for historians and film enthusiasts.
Categories: History

The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood

The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood

11 The success of these , and other , early epic films in the expanding American
market established a long - lasting domestic interest in epic historical subjects .
The first known American version of the hit stage show and novel Ben - Hur was ...

Author: James Russell

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0826427995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood seeks to document and explain a recent revival of historical epic films in Hollywood. Rather than relying on abstract theoretical approaches, James Russell employs empirical historical techniques to explore how industrial conditions, and the agendas of key directors, writers and producers, led to the increased production of historical epics such as Dances With Wolves (1990), Titanic (1997), Gladiator (2000) and The Passion of the Christ (2004). The book begins by exploring the careers of filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Mel Gibson during the 1990s. Russell looks in detail at their agendas, the production of their films, and at the content of the films themselves. As the book progresses, he goes on to address the activities of the major studios, in terms of production and marketing, and looks at changing industrial conditions, such as the emergence of DVD. Finally, Russell examines social trends, particularly increasing levels of religious commitment and political division in America. The Historical Epic in Contemporary Hollywood, which has been thoroughly researched in archival collections in Los Angeles and New York, deliberately focuses on the activities of individuals working in the Hollywood film industry - the result is an original and interesting account of the ways that contemporary epic films get made, and speak to modern audiences. Ultimately, the book argues that historical epics reappeared in the 1990s partly as a result of changing industrial conditions, but mainly because a generation of filmmakers, all born during the so-called 'baby boom,' began to seek out meaningful ways of passing on historical knowledge to younger generations as they grew older. The epics released in the 1950s and 1960s, when Spielberg, Cameron, et al, were children constitute a key reference point in this process of renewal and reinvention in Hollywood.
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