Hoax: Hitler's Diaries, Lincoln's Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds

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University Press of Kentucky, Mar 7, 2013 - Performing Arts - 235 pages
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Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889--1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of his masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), which was named the most influential film of all time at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 1955 Dreyer granted twenty-three-year-old American student Jan Wahl the extraordinary opportunity to spend a unique and unforgettable summer with him during the filming of Ordet ( The Word [1955]).

Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker is a captivating account of Wahl's time with the director, based on Wahl's daily journal accounts and transcriptions of his conversations with Dreyer. Offering a glimpse into the filmmaker's world, Wahl fashions a portrait of Dreyer as a man, mentor, friend, and director. Wahl's unique and charming account is supplemented by exquisite photos of the filming and by selections from Dreyer's papers, including his notes on film style, his introduction for the actors before the filming of Ordet, and a visionary lecture he delivered at Edinburgh. Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet details one student's remarkable experiences with a legendary director and the unlikely bond formed over a summer.

 

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Hoax: Hitler’s Diaries, Lincoln’s Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds by Edward Steers Jr. 209 pages ★★ ½ This book is pretty self explanatory. It delves into some famous hoaxes – how they came to be ... Read full review

Hoax: Hitler's Diaries, Lincoln's Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds

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Steers (Lincoln Legends) surveys six hoaxes, some better known than others. Reinforcing Napoléon's remark that "history is a set of lies agreed upon," Steers maintains that even when items are proven ... Read full review

Contents

Snap Crackle and Pop
1
1 Oath of a Freeman
5
2 Pearl Harbor
43
3 Hah Hitler
69
4 The Shroud of Turin
117
5 Skullduggery
151
6 The Missing Pages from John Wilkes Booths Diary
181
Acknowledgments
211
Notes
213
Index
227
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Edward Steers Jr., a recognized authority on the Lincoln assassination, is the author of several books, including Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated with Our Greatest President.

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