Slaves On Screen / Edition 1

Slaves On Screen / Edition 1

by Natalie Zemon Davis
     
 

The written word and what the eye can see are brought together in this fascinating foray into the depiction of resistance to slavery through the modern medium of film. Davis, whose book The Return of Martin Guerre was written while she served as consultant to the French film of the same name, now tackles the large issue of how the moving picture industry hasSee more details below

Overview

The written word and what the eye can see are brought together in this fascinating foray into the depiction of resistance to slavery through the modern medium of film. Davis, whose book The Return of Martin Guerre was written while she served as consultant to the French film of the same name, now tackles the large issue of how the moving picture industry has portrayed slaves in five major motion pictures spanning four generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674008212
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2002
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
1,282,237
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Film as Historical Narrative

2. Resistance and Survival: Spartacus

3. Ceremony and Revolt: Burn! and The Last Supper

4. Witnesses of Trauma: Amistad and Beloved

5. Telling the Truth

Notes

Illustration Credits

Acknowledgments

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