History Goes to the Movies: Studying History on Film

History Goes to the Movies: Studying History on Film

Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Can movies be used as old proof? Do old movies make stable or undesirable historical past? Are documentaries extra helpful to historians than old drama?

Written from a world viewpoint, this ebook deals a lucid advent to the methods motion pictures are made and used, cumulating with the exploration of the basic query, what's background and what's it for?

Incorporating movie research, ads, item and net boards; and varying from late-nineteenth century brief motion pictures to twenty-first century DVD ‘special editions’, this survey evaluates the numerous ways that filmmakers, promoters, audience and students comprehend movie as historical past. From Saving inner most Ryan to Picnic at placing Rock to Pocahontas, History Goes to the Movies considers that heritage isn't just to be present in motion pictures, yet in the perceptions and arguments of these who make and look at them.

This precious introductory textual content blends old and methodological concerns with genuine examples to create a scientific advisor to matters concerned about utilizing old movie within the examine of background. History Goes to the Movies is a much-needed review of an more and more well known subject.

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