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Title Histories on screen : the past and present in Anglo-American cinema and television / edited by Sam Edwards, Michael Dolski and Faye Sayer.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.


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Description xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Bloomsbury research skills for history
Bloomsbury research skills for history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Sam Edwards and Amy Walling -- Part One. Thinking About Film and Television: 1. The Moving Image as Primary Source: Author, Text and Context / Michael R. Dolski ; 2. The Moving Image as A Secondary Source: Truth, Authenticity and Narrative / Faye Sayer ; 3. The Moving Image as Memory: Past and Present on Screen / Sam Edwards -- Part Two. Using Film and Television: Case Studies: The Lens of History: Race, Class and Gender on Screen: 4. 'The Way We Are': Class and Britishness on Film / Marcus Morris ; 5. Were Fires Started? Exploring Gender in British Cinema of the Second World War / Corinna M/ Penniston-Bird ; 6. Screening Multicultural Britain: Blair, Britishness and Bend it Like Beckham / Sarah Ilot ; 7. Mammy, Mandingo, Django and Solomon: A Century of American Slavery in Cinema from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Twelve Years a Slave / Lydia Plath ; Reel Life and Real Life: Documenting and Narrating the Past: 8. The Empire at the Movies: India in Newsreels, c. 1911 to 1947 / Tilman Frasch ; 9. Truth and the Tudors: Screening and Interpreting the Early Modern Era / Jonathan Spangler ; 10. Hollywood Musicals Make History / Nick Gebhardt ; 11. 'Moving' Images: Educational Uses of D-Day Imagery / Michael R. Dolski -- Part Three. Making Memory and Identity: The Politics and Purpose of Film and TV: Case Studies: 12. : Superhero Films and American National Identity / Michael Goodrum ; 13. 'We Will Remember Them?': Television and British Memoray of the First World War, 1964-2014 / Sam Edwards ; 14. Presenting the Past: New Directions in Television History / Nicola Bishop.
Summary "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.
Subject History in motion pictures.
History on television.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Great Britain.
Television -- United States.
Television -- Great Britain.
History in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01903472
History on television. (OCoLC)fst01749971
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Television. (OCoLC)fst01146535
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Edwards, Sam, 1981- editor.
Dolski, Michael, 1978- editor.
Sayer, Faye, editor.
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