Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency in Film and History

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Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor
University Press of Kentucky, 2005 - Performing Arts - 441 pages
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" Winner of the 2003 Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, given by the Popular Culture Association The contributors to Hollywood's White House examine the historical accuracy of these presidential depictions, illuminate their influence, and uncover how they reflect the concerns of their times and the social and political visions of the filmmakers. The volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and a bibliography, is ideal for historians and film enthusiasts.

  

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This collection of 23 essays edited by Rollins (editor, Film and History) and O'Connor (coeditor, Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film) takes an academic look at the ... Read full review

Contents

GEORGE WASHINGTON THE CROSSING AND REVOLUTIONARY LEADERSHIP
19
THE ADAMS CHRONICLES
30
The Framer Framed
50
BOTH TRUMPETS AND SILENCES
62
Representations of Abraham Lincoln in DW Griffiths The Birth of a Nation 1915 and Historical Scholarship
76
A Century of Leadership in Film
96
An Appreciation
115
Hubert H Humphrey and the Television Coverage of Chicago 1968
125
Closing in on the Present
249
19441996 The Primacy of Character
251
RICHARD NIXON AS DICK 1999 AND THE COMEDIC TREATMENT OF THE PRESIDENCY
263
The Beast in Oliver Stones Nixon
275
Primary Colors 1998 and The War Room 1994
288
The Visual Aspects of Bill Clintons Camelot Legacy
309
HOLLYWOOD IMPERSONATION AND PRESIDENTIAL CELEBRITY IN THE 1990s
320
The Case of Saturday Night Live
333

Hollywoods Take The Presidency in Fiction Films
141
Factual and Fictional Leaders for a Time of Crisis
143
William Randolph Hearsts Fascist Solution for the Great Depression
159
The Presidential Motif in the Films of Frank Capra
180
Mr Smith The Candidate and Bulworth
193
Technology and the Presidency in FailSafe 1964 and Colossus 1970
206
Presidential ActionAdventure Heroes of Independence Day 1996 and Air Force One 1997
223
Aaron Sorkins American Presidents
234
Bibliographic Overview
349
The Real Presidency and Hollywoods Reel Presidency
351
Appendix
381
A FILMOGRAPHY FOR IMAGES OF AMERICAN PRESIDENTS IN FILM
383
CONTRIBUTORS
403
INDEX
411
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Peter C. Rollins is Regents Professor Emeritus of English and American Film Studies at Oklahoma State University and is the former editor of the journal "Film & History," John E. O'Connor is professor emeritus of the Federal Department of History at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University.

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