Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema

Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema

by Brian Steel Wills
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742545261

ISBN-13: 2900742545266

Pub. Date: 10/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

From Birth of a Nation to Cold Mountain, hundreds of directors, actors, and screenwriters have used the Civil War to create compelling cinema. However, each generation of moviemakers has resolved the tug of war between entertainment value and historical accuracy differently. Historian Brian Steel Wills takes readers on a journey through the portrayal of the war in

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From Birth of a Nation to Cold Mountain, hundreds of directors, actors, and screenwriters have used the Civil War to create compelling cinema. However, each generation of moviemakers has resolved the tug of war between entertainment value and historical accuracy differently. Historian Brian Steel Wills takes readers on a journey through the portrayal of the war in film, exploring what Hollywood got right and wrong, how the films influenced each other, and, ultimately, how the movies reflect America's changing understandings of the conflict and of the nation.

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ISBN-13:
2900742545266
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
252

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hollywood's Civil War
Chapter 1: The Birth of Civil War Cinema
Chapter 2: Victory on the Rails
Chapter 3: The Romantic Era of Civil War Cinema
Chapter 4: The House Divided
Chapter 5: The Personal War
Chapter 6: War without Boundaries
Chapter 7: The West's Civil War
Chapter 8: Shiloh's Bloody Harvest
Chapter 9: Confederates Raid Vermont
Chapter 10: The Music Teacher Raids Mississippi
Chapter 11: A Stomach for War
Chapter 12: Enough Glory for All
Chapter 13: The Angels of Gettysburg
Chapter 14: The Plight of the Prisoners of War
Chapter 15: The War and the Waves
Conclusion: Screening the "Real War"
Appendix A: Filmography
Appendix B: Actors Who Wore the Blue
Appendix C: Actors Who Wore the Gray
Appendix D: The Best and Worse of Civil War Cinema
Bibliography

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