Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood's Portrayals of the Past / Edition 1

Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood's Portrayals of the Past / Edition 1

by Julie M Schablitsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598740563

ISBN-13: 9781598740561

Pub. Date: 05/30/2007

Publisher: Left Coast Press

“How true is it?” is a common refrain of patrons coming out of movie theatres after the latest film on pirates, Vikings, or mummies. While Hollywood usurps the past for its own entertainment purposes, archaeologists and historians know a lot about many of these subjects, digging up stories often more fascinating than the ones projected on screen. This

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“How true is it?” is a common refrain of patrons coming out of movie theatres after the latest film on pirates, Vikings, or mummies. While Hollywood usurps the past for its own entertainment purposes, archaeologists and historians know a lot about many of these subjects, digging up stories often more fascinating than the ones projected on screen. This distinguished group of archaeologists select key subjects and genres used by Hollywood and provide the historical and archaeological depth that a movie cannot—what really happened in history. Topics include Egypt, the Wild West, Civil War submarines, Vikings, the Titanic, and others. The book should be of interest to introductory archaeology and American history classes, courses on film and popular culture, and to a general audience. Alternate Selection, History Book Club.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598740561
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
05/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
808,612
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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