- Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 History and the Medium of Film -- 1.Politics and the Historical Film: Hotel Rwanda and the Form of Engagement / Alison Landsberg -- 2.History as Palimpsest: Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975) / Maria Pramaggiore -- 3.Flagging up History: The Past as a DVD Bonus Feature / Debra Ramsay -- 4.The History Film as a Mode of Historical Thought / Robert A. Rosenstone -- pt. 2 Filmmakers as Historians -- 5.Julia's Resistant History: Women's Historical Films in Hollywood and the Legacy of Citizen Kane / J. E. Smyth -- 6.Mark Donskoi's Gorky Trilogy and the Stalinist Biopic / Denise J. Youngblood -- 7.The Subjects of History: Italian Filmmakers as Historians / Marcia Landy -- 8.Andrzej Wajda as Historian / Piotr Witek -- pt. 3 Telling Lives: The Biopic -- 9.Oliver Stone's Nixon: The Rise and Fall of a Political Gangster / Willem Hesling -- 10.Authorial Histories: The Historical Film and the Literary Biopic / Hila Shachar -- 11.The Biopic in Hindi Cinema / Rachel Dwyer -- 12.The Lives and Times of the Biopic / Dennis Bingham -- pt. 4 Cinema and the Nation -- 13.Gang Wars: Warner Brothers' The Roaring Twenties Stars, News, and the New Deal / Paula Rabinowitz -- 14.State Terrorism on Film: Argentine Cinema during the First Years of Democracy (1983-1990) / Mario Ranalletti -- 15.Fossil Frontiers: American Petroleum History on Film / Georgiana Banita -- 16.Sounding the Depths of History: Opera and National Identity in Italian Film / Roger Hillman -- pt. 5 Wars and Revolutions -- 17.Generational Memory and Affect in Letters from Iwo Jima / Robert Burgoyne -- 18.Post-Heroic Revolution: Depicting the 1989 Events in the Romanian Historical Film of the Twenty-First Century / Constantin Parvulescu -- 19.In Country: Narrating the Iraq War in Contemporary US Cinema / Guy Westwell -- pt. 6 Premodern Times -- 20.Heart and Clock: Time and History in The Immortal Heart and Other Films about the Middle Ages / Bettina Bildhauer -- 21.The Anti-Samurai Film / Thomas Keirstead -- pt. 7 Slavery and the Postcolonial World -- 22.The Politics of Cine-Memory: Signifying Slavery in the History Film / David C. Wall -- 23.The African Past on Screen: Moving beyond Dualism / Vivian Bickford-Smith -- 24.Colonial Legacies in Contemporary French Cinema: Jews and Muslims on Screen / Catherine Portuges -- 25."What's Love Got to Do with It?": Sympathy, Antipathy, and the Unsettling of Colonial American History in Film / Louis Kirk McAuley.
- "Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies "--
"Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research"--
- 9781444337242 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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