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Title Histories on screen : the past and present in Anglo-American cinema and television / edited by Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards and Faye Sayer
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
book jacket
 Modern History Library  791.43658 H673e    AVAILABLE    30550100651643
Descript xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Bloomsbury research skills for history ; 3
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"How, as historians, should we 'read' a film? Histories on Screen answers this and other questions in a crucial volume for any history student keen to master source use. The book begins with a theoretical 'Thinking about Film' section that explores the ways in which films can be analyzed and interrogated as either primary sources, secondary sources or indeed as both. The much larger 'Using Film' segment of the book then offers engaging case studies which put this theory into practice. Topics including gender, class, race, war, propaganda, national identity and memory all receive good coverage in what is an eclectic multi-contributor volume. Documentaries, films and television from Britain and the United States are examined and there is a jargon-free emphasis on the skills and methods needed to analyze films in historical study featuring prominently throughout the text. Histories on Screen is a vital resource for all history students as it enables them to understand film as a source and empowers them with the analytical tools needed to use that knowledge in their own work. "-- Provided by publisher
"An introduction to the use of feature films, television shows and documentary footage as historical sources through wide-ranging and carefully selected case studies"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part One: Thinking about Film and Television -- 1. The Moving Image as Primary Source: Author, Text and Context Michael Dolski, JPAC Central Identification Laboratory, USA -- 2. The Moving Image as A Secondary Source: Truth, Authenticity and Narrative Faye Sayer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- 3. The Moving Image as Memory: Past and Present on Screen Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- Part Two: Using Film and Television: Case Studies -- <u>The Lens of History: Race, Class and Gender on Screen:</u> -- 4. CASE STUDY: 'The Way We Are': Class and Britishness on Film Marcus Morris, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- 5. CASE STUDY: Were Fires Started? Exploring Gender in British Cinema of the Second World War Corinna Penniston-Bird, Lancaster University, UK -- 6. CASE STUDY: Screening Multicultural Britain: Blair, Britishness and Bend it Like Beckham Sarah Ilot, Teeside University, UK -- 7. CASE STUDY: Mammy, Mandingo, Django and Solomon: A Century of American Slavery in Cinema from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Twelve Years a Slave Lydia Plath, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK -- <u>Reel Life and Real Life: Documenting and Narrating the Past:</u> -- 8. CASE STUDY: The Empire at the Movies: India in Newsreels, c. 1911 to 1947 Tilman Frasch, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- 9. CASE STUDY: Truth and the Tudors: Screening and Interpreting the Early Modern Era Jonathan Spangler, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- 10. CASE STUDY: Hollywood Musicals Make History Nick Gebhardt, Birmingham City University, UK -- 11. CASE STUDY: 'Moving' Images: Educational Uses of D-Day Imagery Michael Dolski, JPAC Central Identification Laboratory, USA -- Part 3: Making Memory and Identity: The Politics and Purpose of Film and TV -- 12. CASE STUDY: 'We Can Be Heroes': Superhero Films and American National Identity Michael Goodrum, University of Essex, UK -- 13. CASE STUDY: 'We Will Remember Them?': Film, Television, and the First World War in British Memory Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- 14. CASE STUDY: Presenting the Past: New Directions in Television History Nicola Bishop, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK -- References -- Filmography -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject History in motion pictures
History on televison
Motion pictures -- United States
Motion pictures -- Great Britain
Television -- United States
Television -- Great Britain
Alt Author Dolski, Michael, 1978- editor
Edwards, Sam, 1981- editor
Sayer, Faye, editor
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