Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films

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ABC-CLIO, Oct 17, 2013 - History - 607 pages

When a film is described as "based on a true story" or "inspired by true events," exactly how "true" is it? Which "factual" elements of the story were distorted for dramatic purposes, and what was added or omitted? Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, Second Edition concisely surveys a wide range of major films, docudramas, biopics, and documentaries based on real events, addressing subject areas including military history and war, political figures, sports, and art. This book provides an up-to-date and indispensable guide for all film history buffs, students and scholars of history, and fans of the cinema.

 

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Contents

Wallaces Rising to the Boer War
1
World War I
55
World War II
87
Korean War to Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
183
5 Sports History on Film and Television
233
6 Music History on Film and Television
307
7 Art History on Film and Television
369
8 Labor Business and Sociopolitical History on Film and Television
387
9 History of US Race Relations on Film and Television
445
10 History of Crime on Film and Television
465
Bibliography
525
Index
539
About the Author
607
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About the author (2013)

Robert Niemi, PhD, is professor of English and American studies at St. Michael's College.

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