Writing History in Film

Writing History in Film sets out the narratological, semiological, rhetorical, and philosophical bases for understanding how film can function as a form of historical interpretation and representation.

Author: William Guynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135204211

Category: Performing Arts

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Historical film has been an important genre since the earliest silent films. The French Revolution, the American Civil War, the conquest of the New World, World War II--all have been repeatedly represented in film. But how do we distinguish between fictionalized spectacle and authentic historical representation? Writing History in Film sets out the narratological, semiological, rhetorical, and philosophical bases for understanding how film can function as a form of historical interpretation and representation. With case studies and an interdisciplinary approach, William Guynn examines the key issues facing film students and scholars, historians, and anyone interested in how we see our historical past.


The third eidtion of this history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present provides information and stories about those who write and have written for film.

Author: Tom Stempel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815606540

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 323

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The third eidtion of this history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present provides information and stories about those who write and have written for film. Includes anecdotal insights into the working lives of directors, producers, and stars, as well as how American movies get made.

History and Film

Unfortunately, a similar tendency persists even in more recent attempts to delineate cinematic history, such as that found in William Guynn's Writing History in Film (2006). As I noted in my introduction, Guynn's work is remarkable for ...

Author: Eleftheria Thanouli

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501340796

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines addresses the representation of history in cinema, a much-argued debate on the need to understand cinematic history in its own terms and develop a certain vocabulary for discussing historical films, their relation to public history, and their impact on public historical consciousness. Eleftheria Thanouli does this by changing the agenda altogether - combining a macro-level perspective with a micro-level one in order to argue that cinematic history is the dominant form of historiography in the 20th century, as it succeeded in remediating and repurposing the key formal, rhetorical, and ideological practices of 19th-century professional historiography. With case studies ranging from The Thin Red Line and Life is Beautiful, to The Fog of War and The Last Bolshevik, Thanouli bridges the gap between history and film studies and lays the foundations for a new visual historiography.

History by HBO

Natalie Zemon Davis, Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000), 15. 65. William Guynn, Writing History in Film (New York: Routledge, 2006), 10. 66. In addition to his AHR article, ...

Author: Rebecca Weeks

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813195315

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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The television industry is changing, and with it, the small screen's potential to engage in debate and present valuable representations of American history. Founded in 1972, HBO has been at the forefront of these changes, leading the way for many network, cable, and streaming services into the "post-network" era. Despite this, most scholarship has been dedicated to analyzing historical feature films and documentary films, leaving TV and the long-form drama hungry for coverage. In History by HBO: Televising the American Past, Rebecca Weeks fills the gap in this area of media studies and defends the historiographic power of long-form dramas. By focusing on this change and its effects, History by HBO outlines how history is crafted on television and the diverse forms it can take. Weeks examines the capabilities of the long-form serial for engaging with historical stories, insisting that the shift away from the network model and toward narrowcasting has enabled challenging histories to thrive in home settings. As an examination of HBO's unique structure for producing quality historical dramas, Weeks provides four case studies of HBO series set during different periods of United States history: Band of Brothers (2001), Deadwood (2004–2007), Boardwalk Empire (2012–2014), and Treme (2010–2013). In each case, HBO's lack of advertiser influence, commitment to creative freedom, and generous budgets continue to draw and retain talent who want to tell historical stories. Balancing historical and film theories in her assessment of the roles of mise-en–scène, characterization, narrative complexity, and sound in the production of effective historical dramas, Weeks' evaluation acts as an ode to the most recent Golden Age of TV, as well as a critical look at the relationship between entertainment media and collective memory.

Public History

56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 Ferro, M., Does a filmic writing of history exist? Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television, 17(4) (1987): 81–9; Sorlin, P., ...

Author: Faye Sayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472514653

Category: History

Page: 272

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Public History: A Practical Guide explores history in the public sphere and examines the variety of skills that historians require in the practice of public history. It discusses how through various mediums of interpretation and presentation a range of actors, which include museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media and digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience. It provides the reader with an overview of the wider-world application and communication of history beyond the classroom through core case studies for each sector that include ideas for best practice 'in the field'. This book offers an accessible and engaging synopsis of a topic that has not previously been covered. By focusing on an area of study that has changed substantially in the last decade, Public History: A Practical Guide presents a comprehensive outline of the practice of 'public history', and provides ideas for future methodological approaches as well as a reference point for planning professional development in order to gain future employment in these sectors. In the current economic climate, students need to understand the potential use of history beyond university; this book contains the tools and advice needed for them to get one step ahead in terms of knowledge, skills and experience.

The War on Terror and American Popular Culture

See Guyunn, Writing History in Film; Rosensheim, Interrotroning History; Ro- senstone, in ''The Future of the Past: Film and the Beginnings of Postmodern History''; ed. Vivian Sobchack The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television and ...

Author: Andrew Schopp

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838642078

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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The War on Terror and American Popular Culture is a collection of original essays by academics and researchers from around the world that examines the complex interrelation between the Bush administration's "War on Terror" and American popular culture. Written by experts in the fields of literature, film, and cultural studies, this book examines in detail how popular culture reflects concerns and anxieties about the September 11 attacks and the war those attacks generated, how it interrogates the individual and collective impacts that war has wrought, how it might challenge or critique current policy, and how it might reinforce or endorse the war and its sociopolitical paradigms.

Factories of Memory Cinematic Representations of the 12 September Military Coup

Film Analysis: A Norton Reader. New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. Guynn, William. Writing History in Film. London: Routledge, 2006. Hill, John and Pamela C. Gibson eds. Film Studies: CriticalApproaches.

Author: Ozan Tekin

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954890798

Category: Social Science

Page: 61

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12 September 1980, the third successful military coup in the history of Turkey has had a debilitating impact on the social, political and cultural life of the country. This study examines the representations of the 12 September coup through the lens of film as memory. Based on the content analysis of the two films, Beynelmilel (2006) and Bu Son Olsun (2012), and their reception, this study examines the representations of the 12 September military coup by means of the concepts of cultural memory, communicative and material memory (memory of objects), and construes whether the reconstruction of this particular past event is challenged by the abovementioned cinematic products as a way to impinge upon the collective memories of this seminal event in Turkey.

Adaptation Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

Gray, Ann and Bell, Erin (2013), History on Television, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. Guynn, William (2006). Writing History in Film, London and New York: Routledge. Hardman, Robert (2012), Our Queen, London: Arrow Books.

Author: Márta Minier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317185567

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the convergence of different media in this genre, alongside the concurrent issues of fidelity and authenticity that accompany this form. The contributors focus on big and small screen biopics of British celebrities from the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, attending to their myth-making and myth-breaking potential. Related topics are the contemporary British biopic's participation in the production and consumption of celebrated lives, and the biopic's generic fluidity and hybridity as evidenced in its relationship to such forms as the bio-docudrama. Offering case studies of film biographies of literary and cultural icons, including Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales, John Lennon, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Beau Brummel, Carrington and Beatrix Potter, the essays address how British identity and heritage are interrogated in the (re)telling and showing of these lives, and how the reimagining of famous lives for the screen is influenced by recent processes of manufacturing celebrity.

Film Reader

It is probably the case that their chief insertion now is in political - cultural history , film history and ... In this way , an essence / evolution of cinema is defined beyond the action of different rules of reading / writing ...



ISBN: IND:30000125433189

Category: Motion pictures


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