American History Goes to the Movies

American History Goes to the Movies

Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan RommelRuiz shows how popular representations of ...

Author: W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136845390

Category: History

Page: 304

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Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.
Categories: History

Latin American History Goes to the Movies

Latin American History Goes to the Movies

Latin American History Goes to the Movies combines the study of the rich history of Latin America with the medium of feature film. In this concise and accessible book, author Stewart Brewer helps readers understand key themes and issues ...

Author: Stewart Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317413479

Category: History

Page: 166

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Latin American History Goes to the Movies combines the study of the rich history of Latin America with the medium of feature film. In this concise and accessible book, author Stewart Brewer helps readers understand key themes and issues in Latin American history, from pre-Columbian times to the present, by examining how they have been treated in a variety of films. Moving chronologically across Latin American history, and pairing historical background with explorations of selected films, the chapters cover vital topics including the Spanish conquest and colonialism, revolution, religion, women, U.S.-Latin American relations, and more. Through films such as City of God, Frida, and Che, Brewer shows how history is retold, and what that retelling means for public memory. From Apocalypto to Selena, and from Christopher Columbus to the slave trade, Latin American History Goes to the Movies sets the record straight between the realities of history and cinematic depictions, and gives readers a solid foundation for using film to understand the complexities of Latin America’s rich and vibrant history.
Categories: History

History Goes to the Movies

History Goes to the Movies

Written from an international perspective, this book offers a lucid introduction to the ways films are made and used, culminating with the exploration of the fundamental question, what is history and what is it for?

Author: Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415328284

Category: History

Page: 218

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Written from an international perspective, this book offers a lucid introduction to the ways films are made and used, culminating with the exploration of the fundamental question, what is history and what is it for? This introductory text blends historical and methodological issues with examples to create a systematic guide to issues involved in using historical film in the study of history.
Categories: History

History Goes to the Movies

History Goes to the Movies

Author: Joseph H. Roquemore

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1193960657

Category: Historical films

Page: 374

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Categories: Historical films

Public History

Public History

Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television, 17(4) (1987): 81–9; Sorlin, P., The night of the shooting stars: fascism, resistance and the liberation of ... Hughes-Warrington, History Goes to the Movies, p.

Author: Faye Sayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472514653

Category: History

Page: 272

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Public History: A Practical Guide explores history in the public sphere and examines the variety of skills that historians require in the practice of public history. It discusses how through various mediums of interpretation and presentation a range of actors, which include museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media and digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience. It provides the reader with an overview of the wider-world application and communication of history beyond the classroom through core case studies for each sector that include ideas for best practice 'in the field'. This book offers an accessible and engaging synopsis of a topic that has not previously been covered. By focusing on an area of study that has changed substantially in the last decade, Public History: A Practical Guide presents a comprehensive outline of the practice of 'public history', and provides ideas for future methodological approaches as well as a reference point for planning professional development in order to gain future employment in these sectors. In the current economic climate, students need to understand the potential use of history beyond university; this book contains the tools and advice needed for them to get one step ahead in terms of knowledge, skills and experience.
Categories: History

The History on Film Reader

The History on Film Reader

Offers readers an introduction to just under 30 critical and representative writings on the relationship between film and history.

Author: Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124204202

Category: History

Page: 326

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Offers readers an introduction to just under 30 critical and representative writings on the relationship between film and history. These writings represent a combination of insights from film theory, cultural studies, historiography, the history of cinema, and, film promotion and reception.
Categories: History

Shared Pleasures

Shared Pleasures

Douglas Gomery tells the complete story of the film exhibition business, from the humble nickelodeon to movie palaces to today's mass markets of cable TV and home video rentals.

Author: Douglas Gomery

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299132145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

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Shared Pleasures presents the first comprehensive history of how Americans have watched their favorite movies. Douglas Gomery tells the complete story of the film exhibition business, from the humble nickelodeon to movie palaces to today's mass markets of cable TV and home video rentals. Along the way Gomery shows us how the American economy and society altered going to the movies. Shared Pleasures answers such questions as: How and where have Americans gone to the movies? What factors prompted the growth of specialized theaters? To what extent have corporations controlled the means of moviegoing? How has television changed the watching of motion pictures? Gomery analyzes social, technological, and economic transformations inside and outside the movie industry-sound, color (and later, colorization), television movies, cable movie networks, and home video, as well as automobiles, air conditioning, and mass transit. He traces the effects of immigration, growing urban and suburban cultures, two world wars, racial and ethnic segregation, and the baby boom on the movie theater industry, noting such developments as newsreel theaters and art cinemas. Gomery shows how the movie theater business has remained a profitable industry, transforming movie houses from storefronts to ornate movie palaces to the sticky-floored mall multiplexes of today. Contrary to some gloomy predictions, Gomery contends that movie watching is not declining as a form of entertainment. With the growth of cable TV, home movie rental, and other technical changes, more Americans are watching (and enjoying) more movies than ever before.
Categories: Business & Economics

Filming and Performing Renaissance History

Filming and Performing Renaissance History

Movies: Studying History on Film (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). ... I benefitted particularly from reading Thomas Leitch, Film Adaptation and its Discontents: From 'Gone with the Wind' to 'The Passion of Christ' (Baltimore: ...

Author: M. Burnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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Over the last century, many 16th- and 17th-century events and personalities have been brought before home, cinema, exhibition, festival and theatrical audiences. This collection examines these representations, looking at recent television series, documentaries, pageantry, theatre and popular culture in various cultural and linguistic guises.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reel History

Reel History

A useful introduction appears in the special forum on film in the December 1988 issue of American Historical Review . ... Interesting comments on the historical treatments of individual movies appear in Joseph Roquemore , History Goes ...

Author: Robert Brent Toplin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003129880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The author probes the often controversial relationship between Hollywood and history, revealing the distortions and truths perpetuated by filmmakers who attempt to capture history on film. (Performing Arts)
Categories: Performing Arts