Film and the Construction of a New Past. Princeton Studies in Culture, Power, History
The essays collected in this volume scrutinize the historical film on its own terms - not as it compares to written history, but as a unique way of recounting the past. The contributors, all historians, argue that these films, far from costume dramas, are serious attempts to understand the past.
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"This excellent book of 13 articles explores how films construct an image of the past. . . . "Revisioning History" asks: what are the particular set of rules by which the past in represented on moving images? How does the present influence the representation of the past in films? Dealing with such topics as colonialism and Nazism, the films were made in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America."--"Virginia Quarterly Review"