History in the Media: Film and Television (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2006 - Performing Arts - 501 pages
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Can films tweak the facts and still be faithful to history? How much of what they present as true is inaccurate or distorted? "History in the Media: Film and Television" looks at the growing research exploring these questions. It is the only reference guide that discuss the latest scholarship on history in film and on television and evaluates specific films and programs for quality, accuracy, and ideological biases. Coverage ranges from biopics ("Gandhi"), meticulous restagings ("Apollo 13"), and true crime ("Bonnie and Clyde") to documentaries such as the World War II newsreels "Why We Fight" and Ken Burns's "The Civil War."

Historic dramas come up big at the Oscars. Cable television offers a History and a Biography channel. Hollywood blockbusters depicting historical events are huge moneymakers. It is the ideal time to look at what happens when events and people become stories and characters, and "History in the Media" is the ideal introduction to that study.

  

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Contents

Military History on Film and Television Wallaces Rising to the Boer War
1
Wallaces Rising 12971304
2
The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745
4
The Napoleonic Wars 17991815
5
The Battle of Austerlitz 1960
7
The Texas Revolution 18351836
9
Davy Crockett and The Last Command 1955
10
The Alamo 1960
11
Everest Unmasked 1978
226
Touching the Void 2003
227
Contemporary Sports History on Film
228
Surfing
229
Bodybuilding
230
Professional Wrestling
231
Skateboarding
232
A Return to Period Topics
234

Viva Max 1970
13
The Alamo 2004
14
The Crimean War 18541856
16
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968
17
The American Civil War 18611865
19
Glory 1989
20
The Civil War 1990
21
The Battle of Gettysburg 1955
23
Gettysburg 1993
24
Pharoahs Army 1995
25
Gods and Generals 2003
26
Custer and the Indian Wars
27
Sitting Bull 1954 and Custer of the West 1967
28
Son of the Morning Star 1991
29
Geronimo Fights Back
30
British Colonial Wars in Africa
32
Zulu 1964
34
Khartoum 1966
35
Zulu Dawn 1979
37
Rough Riders 1997
38
The AngloBoer War 18991902
41
Military History on Film and Television World War I
45
The Lost Battalion 1919
46
Films in the Time between the World Wars
47
The Fighting 69th 1940
49
Sergeant York 1941
50
World War I Filmed in Hindsight
52
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
54
World War One 19641965
57
Johnny Got His Gun 1971
58
Gallipoli 1981
59
Anzacs 1985
61
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century 1996
62
The Lost Battalion 2001
64
Military History on Film and Television World War II
67
Contemporaneous World War II History Films
68
In Which We Serve 1942
70
Why We Fight Film Series
71
December 7 1941 1943
73
Guadalcanal Diary 1943
75
The Purple Heart and Thirty Seconds over Tokyo 1944
77
A Story of a Flying Fortress 1944
79
The Battle of San Pietro 1944
80
The Story of GI Joe 1945
81
They Were Expendable 1945
83
Your Job in Germany 1945
84
Battleground 1949
85
The Story of Rommel 1951
86
Victory at Sea 19521953
87
The Dam Busters 1954
88
To Hell and Back 1955
90
The CourtMartial of Billy Mitchell 1955
91
Nuit et brouillard Night and Fog 1955
92
British World War II Exploits in Film
94
The Battle of the River Plate 1956
95
The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957
96
I Was Montys Double 1958
98
Sink the Bismarck 1960
99
Films of Wartime Events
100
The Diary of Anne Frank 1960
101
Judgment at Nuremberg 1962
104
The Longest Day 1962
105
The Great Escape 1963
106
PT 109 1963
108
Battle of the Bulge 1965
109
Anzio 1965
110
Battle of Britain 1969
111
Tora Tora Tora 1970
113
Patton 1970
114
The World at War 19731974
117
Midway 1976
119
Ike 1979
121
Playing for Time 1980
122
Let There Be Light 1946 1981
123
Das Boot 1981
125
Empire of the Sun 1987
127
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989
129
The Saga of the USS Indianapolis 1991
130
Stalingrad 1993
132
Schindlers List 1993
133
Tuskegee Airmen 1995
135
Saving Private Ryan 1998
136
The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It 2000
138
Nuremburg 2000
139
To End All Wars 2001
140
Enemy at the Gates 2001
141
Band of Brothers 2001
142
The Pianist 2002
143
Blind Spot 2002 and The Downfall 2004
144
Military History on Film and Television Korean War to Bosnia
147
Pork Chop Hill 1959
149
MacArthur 1977
150
Inchon 1981
151
The Korean War on Television
152
Loin du Vietnam Far from Vietnam 1967
153
In the Year of the Pig 1968
154
The Selling of the Pentagon 1971 and Hearts and Minds 1974
155
A Television History 1983
156
The Killing Fields 1984
158
Hamburger Hill 1987
159
Good Morning Vietnam 1987
161
Letters Home from Vietnam 1988
162
Heaven and Earth 1993
163
A Strong Clear Vision 1994
164
Return with Honor 1998
165
Regret to Inform 1998
166
We Were Soldiers 2002
167
United Statess Somalia Engagement
170
Black Hawk Down 2001
171
The Intervention of the United States in Bosnia
172
Behind Enemy Lines 2001
173
Sports History on Film and Television
175
Baseball
176
The Babe Ruth Story 1948
177
The Jackie Robinson Story 1950
178
The Pride of St Louis 1952
179
The Roy Campanella Story 1974
180
The Ron LeFlore Story 1978
181
The Story of Leroy Satchel Paige 1981
182
The Boston Red Sox Movie 2004
183
The Babe 1992
184
Baseball 1994
185
Chasing the Dream 1995
187
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 1998
188
61 2001
189
The CorbettFitzsimmons Fight 1897
190
JeffriesSharkey Contest 1899
191
The JohnsonJeffries Fight 1910
192
Gentleman Jim 1942
193
Day of the Fight 1951
194
The Joe Louis Story 1953
195
The Harder They Fall 1956
196
Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956
197
Legendary Champions 1968
198
Mohammed Ali Films
199
PostVietnamEra Boxing Films
202
Football
210
Jim ThorpeAllAmerican 1951
211
Crazylegs 1953
212
Brians Song 1971
213
Basketball
214
Hoop Dreams 1994
216
Olympics Films
217
The Bob Mathias Story 1954
218
Chariots of Fire 1981
219
The Jesse Owens Story 1984
221
The Story of the 68 Summer Games 1999
222
Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Hockey Team 2001 and Miracle 2004
223
Mountaineering Films
224
The Conquest of Everest 1953
225
Music History on Film and Television
237
Jazz Blues Gospel Motown and the Swing Era
238
St Louis Blues 1958
240
Aint None of Them Play Like Him Yet 1981
241
Say Amen Somebody 1982
242
Louie Bluie 1986 and Sweet Old Song 2002
243
Lets Get Lost 1988
244
Straight No Chaser 1989
245
A Great Day in Harlem 1994
246
The Genius of Lenny Breau 1995
247
Triumph of the Underdog 1997
248
Jazz 2001
250
Strange Fruit 2002
251
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues A Musical Journey 2003
252
The Cole Porter Story 1990
254
Night and Day 1946
255
Rock
256
Monterey Pop 1969
257
Woodstock 1970
258
Gimme Shelter 1970
260
Cocksucker Blues 1972
261
Jimi Hendrix 1973 and Janis 1974
262
Renaldo and Clara 1978
264
The Last Waltz 1978
265
History of Rock N Roll 1995
266
Festival Express 2003
267
Punk and Grunge Rock
268
DOA 1980 and The Great Rock n Roll Swindle 1980
269
Another State of Mind 1983
270
Kurt and Courtney 1998
272
The Last Rock and Roll Movie 1999
273
Hype 1996
274
The Long Island Do It Yourself Punk Scene 2002
275
Pop Singer Biopics
276
The Helen Morgan Story 1957
277
The Buddy Holly Story 1978
278
Great Balls of Fire 1989
279
The Doors 1991
280
Whats Love Got to Do with It 1993
281
Selena 1997
282
Beyond the Sea 2004
283
Ray 2004
284
Folk Music
285
Wasnt That a Time 1982
286
Country and Western
288
Sweet Dreams 1985
289
Amadeus 1984
290
Immortal Beloved 1994
291
Hilary and Jackie 1998
293
Art History on Film and Television
295
The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965
296
Civilisation 1969
297
Ciao Manhattan 1972
298
Caravaggio 1986
299
Camille Claudel 1988
300
The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990
301
Crumb 1994
302
I Shot Andy Warhol 1996
304
Basquiat 1996
305
The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996
306
Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon 1998
307
Pollock 2000
308
Frida 2002
309
American Splendor 2003
311
Labor Business and Political History on Film and Television
313
Give Us This Day 1949
316
The Fifties
317
On the Waterfront 1954
320
The Sixties
323
The Seventies
324
Joe Hill 1971
326
Harlan County USA 1976
327
All the Presidents Men 1976
328
Union Maids 1976
330
Norma Rae 1979
331
The Eighties
332
Missing 1982
333
Silkwood 1983
335
Matewan 1987
337
The Man and His Dream 1988
338
Roger Me 1989
339
The Nineties
342
JFK 1991
343
FIST 1978 and Hoffa 1992
345
Cradle Will Rock 1999
348
The New Millenium
350
The Weather Underground 2002
352
Howard Hughes
353
Good Night And Good Luck 2005
358
History of US Race Relations on Film and Television
361
Black Like Me 1964
362
Films Made after the Civil Rights Act
364
Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys 1976
365
Who Killed Vincent Chin? 1987
366
Americas Civil Rights Years 19541965 1987
367
Mississippi Burning 1988
368
Malcolm X 1992
369
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996
372
Amistad 1997
373
Rosewood 1997
375
4 Little Girls 1997
376
Americas Journey through Slavery 1998
377
Antwone Fisher 2002
378
With All Deliberate Speed 2004
380
History of Crime on Film and Television
381
The Forties
383
The Fifties
385
I Want to Live 1958
386
Compulsion 1959
387
The Sixties
388
Bonnie Clyde 1967
389
In Cold Blood 1967
392
The Boston Strangler 1968
394
The Seventies
395
The Honeymoon Killers 1970
396
Manson 1973
398
Dillinger 1945 and Dillinger 1973
400
Serpico 1973
401
Dog Day Afternoon 1975 The Third Memory 2000 and Based on a True Story 2005
402
Looking for Mr Goodbar 1977
404
The Onion Field 1979
405
The Eighties
406
Prince of the City 1981
407
The Executioners Song 1982
408
Shot in the Heart 2001
409
Star 80 1983
410
Fatal Vision 1984
411
The Deliberate Stranger 1986
412
The Thin Blue Line 1988
413
The Accused 1988
415
The Nineties
416
The Krays 1990
418
Reversal of Fortune 1990
419
Brothers Keeper 1992
420
Swoon 1992
421
To Die For 1995
422
The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996
423
A Journal of Murder 1996
424
Donnie Brasco 1997
425
The Brandon Teena Story 1998 and Boys Dont Cry 1999
426
The Hurricane 1999
427
The New Millenium
431
Bully 2001
432
Auto Focus 2002
433
Capote 2005
435
Bibliography
437
Index
449
About the Author
501
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About the author (2006)

Robert Niemi is associate professor of English and codirector of the American Studies Program at St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT.

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