Writing History in Film
By (author) William Guynn
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Writing History in Film by William Guynn
Book DescriptionHistorical 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415979245
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Guynn
Routledge Companion to Film History, Paperback (September 2010)» View all books by William Guynn
Suitable for those studying film history for the first time, this title incorporates a series of 11 introductory, critical essays on key subject areas, with a dictionary of key names and terms.
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Author Biography - William Guynn
William Guynn teaches film studies at Sonoma State University where he is a professor in the art department.
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