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A comprehensive analysis of the historical film--a popular and controversial genre that's been with us since the early days of cinema--and Hollywood's unique ability to reshape our viewpoints while it sensually recreates the past.
  • Provides a complete guide to the unique characteristics of historical film, distinguishing among sub-genres such as historical epics, war films, biographies, topical films, and meta-historic works like Nixon and JFK
  • Offers detailed analyses of groundbreaking films such as Spartacus, Schindler's List, and United 93
  • Examines the dual role of the historical film to entertain and educate, with its tendency to arouse critical and popular controversy
  • Stimulates discussion about Hollywood's power to persuade and reshape our views of the past
  • ISBN13: 9781405146036
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
  • Pubilcation Year: 2008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00173
SeriesNew Approaches to Film Genre
Series Volume Number3
Publication DateFebruary 11, 2008

The Hollywood Historical Film

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