Revisioning History: Film and the Construction of a New Past

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In Revisioning History thirteen historians from around the world look at the historical film on its own terms, not as it compares to written history but as a unique way of recounting the past. How does film construct a historical world? What are the rules, codes, and strategies by which it brings the past to life? What does that historical construction mean to us? In grappling with these questions, each contributor looks at an example of New History cinema. Different from Hollywood costume dramas or documentary films, these ...

Revisioning History: Film and the Construction of a New Past 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691025346

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