Hollywood As Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context / Edition 1

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Overview

The films considered: The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936), The River (1937), March of Time (1935-1953), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Native Land (1942), Wilson (1944), The Negro Soldier (1944), The Snake Pit (1948), On the Waterfront (1954), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and Apocalypse Now (1979).

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"History TeacherRecommended reading for anyone concerned with the influence of popular culture on the public perception of history." — American Journalism

"BooklistA good text for a class in popular culture of film history." — Film Quarterly

"This far-ranging collection is a solid body of material which elevates the standard by which the future study of film as history can be measured." — Frank Manchel in Film Study: A Research GuideA scholarly and innovative work tha

"South Atlantic QuarterlyFilled with provocative slants on a number of celluloid icons." — Jerusalem Post

Booknews
Reprint of the 1983 edition with a new chapter 13<-->"1998 update"<--> and a new index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813109510
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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