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History in the Media: Film and Television

Niemi, Robert

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ISBN 10: 157607952X / ISBN 13: 9781576079522
Published by ABC-CLIO, 2004
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Title: History in the Media: Film and Television

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This convenient, insightful resource on the depiction of historical events in film and on television combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

· Capsule reviews of more than 350 films and television programs that claim to present historical events and persons, each examined for inaccuracies or bias

· An extensive filmography of all movies featured in the book, plus many more historical films and TV shows, providing basic production and cast information

· An extensive bibliography of print, video, and online sources on the overall study of history in the media and scholarship on specific films and programs

· A complete index of historical and cinematic terms and concepts, as well as important scholars and filmmaking personnel

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The movie JFK was widely praised for its riveting storytelling—and widely dismissed as feverish speculation. Gettysburg won acclaim for authentic battlefield reenactments—and little else. Filmmakers have always sought to mold historic events into compelling viewing, and many balance history and drama admirably. The best of their films offer a compelling visual presentation of history that no book can match. But sloppiness, indifference, or personal agendas can easily lead to bad films or, more important, bad history.

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