By Peter C. Rollins
American background has continuously been an impossible to resist resource of proposal for filmmakers, and at the present time, for stable or sick, such a lot Americans'sense of the prior most probably comes extra from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In very important motion pictures resembling The delivery of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving inner most Ryan (1998), how a lot is leisure and what kind of is rooted in old truth? In The Columbia significant other to American historical past on Film, greater than seventy students contemplate the distance among historical past and Hollywood. They learn how filmmakers have awarded and interpreted crucial occasions, subject matters, eras, and figures within the American previous, frequently evaluating the movie types of occasions with the interpretations of the easiest historians who've explored the subject.
Divided into 8 large different types -- Eras; Wars and different significant occasions; remarkable humans; teams; associations and routine; locations; topics and issues; and Myths and Heroes -- the quantity positive factors huge cross-references, a filmography (of mentioned and correct films), notes, and a bibliography of chosen ancient works on each one topic. The Columbia better half to American historical past on Film is usually a major source for lecturers, with broad info for learn or for direction improvement acceptable for either highschool and school students.
Though every one essay displays the original physique of movie and print works overlaying the topic to hand, each essay addresses a number of basic questions:
• What are the foremost movies in this topic?
• What resources did the filmmaker use, and the way did the movie deviate (or stay real to) its assets?
• How have movie interpretations of a selected ancient subject replaced, and what varieties of elements -- technological, social, political, historiographical -- have affected their evolution?
• Have filmmakers altered the old checklist in order to improving drama or to reinforce the "truth" in their putative message?
Read Online or Download The Columbia Companion to American History on Film PDF
Similar film books
In 1897, Archibald Constable & corporation released a unique by way of the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has long past directly to develop into possibly the main influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that groovy novel, Carol Margaret Davison has introduced jointly this number of essays via many of the world's best students. The essays learn Stoker's unique novel and have fun its legacy in pop culture. the continued presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and movies offers evidence that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking. "
"Dracula is a Gothic mandala, an enormous layout within which a number of reflections of the weather of the style are configured in stylish units of symmetries. it's also a kind of lens, bringing concentration and compression to diversified Gothic motifs, together with not just vampirism yet insanity, the evening, spoiled innocence, illness in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the smash, and the tomb. accumulating up and unifying all that got here sooner than it, and casting its nice shadow over all that got here and keeps to return after, its impression on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and movie is exclusive and impossible to resist. "
-from the Preface by way of Patrick McGrath
From Amazon: "For Nick James, the pleasures and virtues of this movie are combined and complicated. Its targeted compositions and minimalist type are entangled with a selected form of extravagant bombast. The complexities upload to the curiosity of this formidable movie. " Nick James is the editor of Sight and Sound journal.
Interesting, attractive and provocative . .. This finely researched learn is a must-read for movie students, movie enthusiasts and someone drawn to the religious dimensions of pop culture and well known leisure. Barbara Creed, Professor of reveal reports, Head of the college of tradition and verbal exchange, college of MelbourneA hugely unique paintings of scholarship .
This e-book explores the ways that the British legitimate movie was once utilized in Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1945 to the Seventies. Aitken uncovers how the British reliable movie, and British legit info firms, tailored to the epochal contexts of the chilly battle and finish of empire. as well as an intensive creation, which touches on a few serious concerns relating to the post-war British authentic movie, the e-book presents an account of ways the culture of film-making linked to the British documentary movie flow unfold into the area in the course of the post-war interval, and the way that culture was once contested by means of a ‘Colonial workplace’ culture of film-making.
- The Grove Book of Hollywood
- La publicité est dans le film : Placement de produits et stratégie de marque au cinéma, dans les chansons, dans les jeux vidéo
- Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy
- Shadows on the Past: Studies in the Historical Fiction Film (Culture and the Moving Image)
- Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges (Wisconsin Studies in Film)
Additional resources for The Columbia Companion to American History on Film
Over the course of the film, Alan, who has secretly signed over a $5,000 life-insurance policy to Gabby, talks Mantee into shooting him. He believes that his death will make a creative life possible for Gabby, thus salvaging at least one positive value from the Depression. Just as Mantee shoots Alan, a posse arrives. Mantee and his gang flee, but the other hostages at the cafe´ soon hear over the radio that the gang leader has been killed. The Petrified Forest reflects forms of humanity within the framework of the Depression.
Behind the Mask of Innocence. New York: Knopf, 1990. ——. The War, the West and the Wilderness. New York: Knopf, 1979. Crafton, Donald. The Talkies: American Cinema’s Transition to Sound, 1926–1931. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. Cripps, Thomas. ” In John E. O’Connor and Martin A. , American History/ American Film: Interpreting the Hollywood Image, 39–55. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1979. Haskell, Molly. From Reverence to Rape: The Treat- ] ment of Women in the Movies. New York: Penguin, 1975.
Builders of the Bay Colony. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. ——. The Intellectual Life of Colonial New England. New York: New York University Press, 1956. Pitts, Michael R. S. History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1984. Santayana, George. The Last Puritan: A Memoir in the Form of a Novel. New York: Scribner’s, 1936. ] 9 [ JOSEPH MILLICHAP ] The 1890s he final decade of the nineteenth century would prove conclusive in America’s transition from the rural and agrarian simplicity of the early republic to the urban and industrial complexity of the twentiethcentury superpower.