History goes to the movies: a viewer's guide to the best (and some of the worst) historical films ever made

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Publisher:
Main Street Books,
Pub. Date:
1999.
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English
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From Birth of a Nation to Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan, here is a compulsively readable and endlessly browsable book that brings to life for film buffs, history lovers, students, and teachers the real stories behind the stirring events on screen. No medium is more effective than film in bringing to vivid life the epochal events of our past; yet none is as prone to sometimes dangerous distortions of fact and emphasis. History Goes to the Movies separates fact from fiction for more than three hundred important historical films, in the process enhancing both viewing pleasure and historical understanding. Organized into twelve categories such as "Biography," "The American West," "World War Two," and "Ancient, Classical, and Medieval History," the book includes chronologies for each historical period covered. For every film, a detailed essay is provided describing the historical context and events portrayed, a brief plot summary, and an assessment of the movie's accuracy and entertainment value, concluding with suggestions for further reading and viewing. Comprehensive, entertaining, scrupulously researched, and often bracingly opinionated, History Goes to the Movies will turn your VCR into a clear (and accurate) window on all human history. For every moviegoer who has wondered, "Did that really happen?"--here at last is the answer.
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9780385496780
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subject_facet Historical films -- History and criticism
title_display History goes to the movies : a viewer's guide to the best (and some of the worst) historical films ever made
title_full History goes to the movies : a viewer's guide to the best (and some of the worst) historical films ever made / Joseph Roquemore
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title_sub a viewer's guide to the best (and some of the worst) historical films ever made
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