Lights, Camera, History: Portraying the Past in Film (Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at)

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This important volume addresses a number of central topics concerning how history is depicted in film. In the preface, the volume editors emphasize the importance of using film in teaching history: students will see historical films, and if they are not taught critical viewing, they will be inclined simply to accept what they see as fact. Authors of the individual chapters then explore the portrayal of history and the uses of history in specific films and film genres.

Robert Rosenstone’s In Praise of the Biopic” considers such films as Reds, They Died with Their Boots On, Little Big Man, Seabiscuit, Cinderella Man, and The Grapes of Wrath. In his chapter, Geoff Pingree focuses on the big questions posed in Jay Rosenblatt’s 1998 film Human Remains. Richard Francaviglia’s chapter on films about the Middle East is especially timely in the post-9/11 world. One chapter, by Daniel A. Nathan, Peter Berg, and Erin Klemyk, is devoted to a single film: Martin Scorsese’s urban history The Gangs of New York, which the authors see as a way of exploring complex themes of the immigrant experience. Finally, Robert Brent Toplin addresses the paradox of using an art form (film) to present history. Among other themes, he considers the impact of Patton and Platoon on military decisions and interpretations, and of Birth of a Nation and Glory on race relations.

The cumulative effect is to increase the reader’s understanding of the medium of film in portraying history and to stimulate the imagination as to how it can and how it should not be used. Students and teachers of history and cinema will benefit deeply from this informative and thoughtful discussion.

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RICHARD FRANCAVIGLIA is director of the Center for Southwestern Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. His book The Shape of Texas was published by Texas A&M University Press.JERRY RODNITZKY is the author of Jazz-Age Boomtown, published by Texas A&M University Press. Both are professors of history at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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"This volume is valuable as an introduction both to the genre and to the work of the distinguished scholars herein. Highly recommended." -- CHOICE, October 2007

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