The Hollywood historical film /

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Main Author: Burgoyne, Robert, 1949-
Format: Book
Published:Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series:New approaches to film genre ; 3
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Main Author:Burgoyne, Robert, 1949-

A comprehensive analysis of the historical film?a popular andcontroversial genre that?s been with us since the early daysof cinema?and Hollywood?s unique ability to reshape ourviewpoints while it sensually recreates the past. Provides a complete guide to the unique characteristics ofhistorical film, distinguishing among sub-genres such as historicalepics, war films, biographies, topical films, and meta-historicworks like Nixon and JFK Offers detailed analyses of groundbreaking films such as Spartacus , Schindler?s List , and United93 Examines the dual role of the historical film to entertain andeducate, with its tendency to arouse critical and popularcontroversy Stimulates discussion about Hollywood?s power to persuadeand reshape our views of the past

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Physical Description:xiv, 173 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781405146029 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1405146028 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9781405146036 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405146036 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Robert Burgoyne is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University. He is the author of Bertolucci?s 1900: A Narrative and Historical Analysis ; Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History ; and coauthor, with Robert Stam and Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, of New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics .

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