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Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124063
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134765 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0001
Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Hollywood historical films. This book provides commentaries on historical films produced in the U.S. from 1931 to 1942 and argues that a filmic writing of American history flourished in Hollywood during this period. It reviews several historical films including Cimarron, Scarface, and Gone with the Wind.

Keywords: historical films; Hollywood; U.S.; filmic writing; Cimarron; Scarface; Gone with the Wind

Chapter.  9419 words. 

Subjects: Film

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