The New Hollywood Historical Film

The New Hollywood Historical Film

This book explores how the new wave of historical films were profoundly shaped by the controversies and concerns of the present. The New Hollywood of the late 1960s and 1970s is among the most influential periods in the history of film.

Author: Tom Symmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137529305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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The New Hollywood of the late 1960s and 1970s is among the most exciting and influential periods in the history of film. This book explores how the new wave of historical films were profoundly shaped by the controversies and concerns of the present.
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The Hollywood Historical Film

The Hollywood Historical Film

The Hollywood Historical Film is an entertaining and erudite cinematic journey through the controversial portrayal of history on film — from the swashbuckling epics of the silent era to up-to-the-minute dramas like World Trade Center.

Author: Robert Burgoyne

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124021093

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Hollywood Historical Film is an entertaining and erudite cinematic journey through the controversial portrayal of history on film — from the swashbuckling epics of the silent era to up-to-the-minute dramas like World Trade Center. With thought-provoking analysis, film historian Robert Burgoyne reveals the dual nature of historic films — how they deepen our understanding of historical events while shaping and often altering our views of the past. Burgoyne examines the power of historic films to entertain and promote national myths while influencing public opinion. He also reviews how contemporary filmmakers like Oliver Stone cleverly restage the past to reframe our memories of actual historic events. For students of film and history — and fans alike — The Hollywood Historical Film is a timely exploration of the world of historical films.
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Historical Film

Historical Film

In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period.

Author: Jonathan Stubbs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472520012

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Although precise definitions have not been agreed on, historical cinema tends to cut across existing genre categories and establishes an intimidatingly large group of films. In recent years, a lively body of work has developed around historical cinema, much of it proposing valuable new ways to consider the relationship between cinematic and historical representation. However, only a small proportion of this writing has paid attention to the issue of genre. In order to counter this omission, this book combines a critical analysis of the Hollywood historical film with an examination of its generic dimensions and a history of its development since the silent period. Historical Film: A Critical Introduction is concerned not simply with the formal properties of the films at hand, but also the ways in which they have been promoted, interpreted and discussed in relation to their engagement with the past.
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Directory of World Cinema American Hollywood

Directory of World Cinema  American Hollywood

Griffith proposed that historical films would soon supersede books as tools for learning about the past, but this didactic ... ancient world epics such as Quo Vadis (1951) and The Ten Commandments (1956) allowed Hollywood to develop new ...

Author: Lincoln Geraghty

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504155

Category: Motion picture industry

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Hollywood s America

Hollywood s America

Eldridge, David. Hollywood's History Films. New York: I.B. Tauris, 2006. Francaviglia, Richard, and Jerry Rodnitzky, eds. Lights, Camera, History: Portraying the Past in Film. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2007.

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118976524

Category: History

Page: 448

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Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history This fifth edition contains nine new chapters, with a greater overall emphasis on recent film history, and new primary source documents which are unavailable online Entries range from the first experiments with motion pictures all the way to the present day Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film
Categories: History

History by HBO

History by HBO

William Guynn, Writing History in Film (New York: Routledge, 2006), 10. ... in the 1930s (New York: Routledge, 2016); Burgoyne, Film Nation; Robert Burgoyne, The Hollywood Historical Film (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008); Mike Chopra-Gant, ...

Author: Rebecca Weeks

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813195315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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The television industry is changing, and with it, the small screen's potential to engage in debate and present valuable representations of American history. Founded in 1972, HBO has been at the forefront of these changes, leading the way for many network, cable, and streaming services into the "post-network" era. Despite this, most scholarship has been dedicated to analyzing historical feature films and documentary films, leaving TV and the long-form drama hungry for coverage. In History by HBO: Televising the American Past, Rebecca Weeks fills the gap in this area of media studies and defends the historiographic power of long-form dramas. By focusing on this change and its effects, History by HBO outlines how history is crafted on television and the diverse forms it can take. Weeks examines the capabilities of the long-form serial for engaging with historical stories, insisting that the shift away from the network model and toward narrowcasting has enabled challenging histories to thrive in home settings. As an examination of HBO's unique structure for producing quality historical dramas, Weeks provides four case studies of HBO series set during different periods of United States history: Band of Brothers (2001), Deadwood (2004–2007), Boardwalk Empire (2012–2014), and Treme (2010–2013). In each case, HBO's lack of advertiser influence, commitment to creative freedom, and generous budgets continue to draw and retain talent who want to tell historical stories. Balancing historical and film theories in her assessment of the roles of mise-en–scène, characterization, narrative complexity, and sound in the production of effective historical dramas, Weeks' evaluation acts as an ode to the most recent Golden Age of TV, as well as a critical look at the relationship between entertainment media and collective memory.
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The Hollywood Renaissance

The Hollywood Renaissance

Revisiting American Cinema's Most Celebrated Era Yannis Tzioumakis, Peter Krämer ... 2012); Tom Symmons, The New Hollywood Historical Film, 1967–1978 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016); Adam O'Brien, Transactions with the World: Ecocriticism ...

Author: Yannis Tzioumakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501337895

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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In December 1967, Time magazine put Bonnie and Clyde on its cover and proudly declared that Hollywood cinema was undergoing a 'renaissance'. For the next few years, a wide range of formally and thematically challenging films were produced at the very centre of the American film industry, often (but by no means always) combining success at the box office with huge critical acclaim, both then and later. This collection brings together acknowledged experts on American cinema to examine thirteen key films from the years 1966 to 1974, starting with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a major studio release which was in effect exempted from Hollywood's Production Code and thus helped to liberate American filmmaking from (self-)censorship. Long-standing taboos to do with sex, violence, race relations, drugs, politics, religion and much else could now be broken, often in conjunction with extensive stylistic experimentation. Whereas most previous scholarship has examined these developments through the prism of auteurism, with its tight focus on film directors and their oeuvres, the contributors to this collection also carefully examine production histories and processes. In doing so they pay particular attention to the economic underpinnings and collaborative nature of filmmaking, the influence of European art cinema as well as of exploitation, experimental and underground films, and the connections between cinema and other media (notably publishing, music and theatre). Several chapters show how the innovations of the Hollywood Renaissance relate to further changes in American cinema from the mid-1970s onwards.
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American History through Hollywood Film

American History through Hollywood Film

This book is essential reading for anyone studying American history and the relationship between history and film.

Author: Melvyn Stokes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441153494

Category: History

Page: 272

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American History through Hollywood Film offers a new perspective on major issues in American history from the 1770s to the end of the twentieth century and explores how they have been represented in film. Melvyn Stokes examines how and why representation has changed over time, looking at the origins, underlying assumptions, production, and reception of an important cross-section of historical films. Chapters deal with key events in American history including the American Revolution, the Civil War and its legacy, the Great Depression, and the anti-communism of the Cold War era. Major themes such as ethnicity, slavery, Native Americans and Jewish immigrants are covered and a final chapter looks at the way the 1960s and 70s have been dealt with by Hollywood. This book is essential reading for anyone studying American history and the relationship between history and film.
Categories: History

Hollywood and the American Historical Film

Hollywood and the American Historical Film

This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present.

Author: J.E. Smyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230357891

Category: History

Page: 267

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This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present. The book offers a fresh assessment of studio era historical filmmaking and its legacy across a range of genres.
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The Lucas Effect George Lucas and the New Hollywood

The Lucas Effect  George Lucas and the New Hollywood

... it also by virtue of the studio's archiving of classical cinema onto the small screen (using film libraries as TV fodder and filler) helped to build a historical film consciousness of those up and coming in the New Hollywood.

Author: Patti J. McCarthy

Publisher: Teneo Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 338

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A filmmaker, visionary, and entrepreneur, George Lucas has not only changed the way we experience film and filmmaking, but also revolutionized film industry practices and standards. George Lucas, on an economic, aesthetic, and cultural level, has contributed more than any other individual to the shaping of the New Hollywood and is one of the most important figures in film history. His contribution to the film industry and our culture can be defined as the "Lucas Effect." Until now Lucas' work has been studied categorically. That is, popular books have been written that focus specifically on his life, his marketing skills, his films, his fans, or his various business accomplishments and practices. This is the first book to weave these threads together into a cohesive, rigorous study that illustrates the far reaching impact and importance of his creative genius. This book is important not only for film academics, students of film criticism and theory, popular culture scholars, and film devotees, but also for industry power brokers, Lucas fans and anyone who is interested in the work, life, and legacy of one of film's most important visionaries, George Lucas.
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