Shooting the Civil War: Cinema, History and American National Identity - Cinema and Society (Paperback)
  • Shooting the Civil War: Cinema, History and American National Identity - Cinema and Society (Paperback)
zoom

Shooting the Civil War: Cinema, History and American National Identity - Cinema and Society (Paperback)

(author), (foreword)
£17.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 28/02/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
No fewer than seven hundred Civil War films have been made by Hollywood from early silent days to the present, from the epoch-making "Birth of a Nation", through "The Red Badge of Courage" and "Gone With the Wind" to the recent "Glory", "Ride with the Devil" and "Cold Mountain". This readable and innovative book on the American Civil War as presented in Hollywood cinema goes deep into the best of these films, arguing that rather than belonging to a single genre, Civil War films are to be found across genres, as domestic melodramas, Westerns or combat films for example. As such, they have fresh insights to give into the war and into America's sense of itself."Shooting the Civil War" shows how these films create an American ancestor who is blameless and undertakes a process of reinscription into the American historical family. It also makes the remarkable revelation that no Civil War film yet made has had a central black character who survives the war, fathers the children of the future, and can stand as representative of the whole American people. To this extent, the book is saying, the Civil War remains a work in progress.

Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
ISBN: 9781845117764
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
The Celestine Prophecy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Wishful Drinking
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Film Book
Added to basket
£19.99   £13.49
Hardback
The Moon's a Balloon
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Total Recall
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Kenneth Williams Diaries
Added to basket
Star Wars - The Bounty Hunter Code
Added to basket
My Word is My Bond
Added to basket
The Animator's Survival Kit
Added to basket
Film in Five Seconds
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Hardback
So, Anyway...
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Elephant to Hollywood
Added to basket
Ayoade on Ayoade
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Yes Please
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.