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The Hollywood Historical Film - New Approaches to Film Genre (Paperback)Robert Burgoyne (author)
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 10/01/2008
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A comprehensive analysis of the historical film-a popular and controversial genre that's been with us since the early days of cinema-and Hollywood's unique ability to reshape our viewpoints while it sensually recreates the past.* Provides a complete guide to the unique characteristics of historical film, distinguishing among sub-genres such as historical epics, war films, biographies, topical films, and meta-historic works like Nixon and JFK* Offers detailed analyses of groundbreaking films such as Spartacus, Schindler's List, and United 93* Examines the dual role of the historical film to entertain and educate, with its tendency to arouse critical and popular controversy* Stimulates discussion about Hollywood's power to persuade and reshape our views of the past
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 10 mm
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