History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines

History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines

by Eleftheria Thanouli


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501340772
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/18/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Preface ix

Introduction: History and Film in Parallel Orbits 1

Part I Historical and Theoretical Questions

1 The Archaeology of the Debate: Cinema and Literature as Analogies for History 23

2 Media Specificity and the Analogy of the Digital 43

3 The Theory and Practice of History 63

Part II History on Film: Narrating and Explaining the Past

4 The Poetics of History and the Poetics of the Historical Film 97

5 The Representation of History in the Fiction Film 111

6 The Representation of History in the Documentary 173

Conclusion: Filmic History in the Twentieth Century - a Successful Performance of Failure 229

Bibliography 253

Index 267

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