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Shooting the Civil War : cinema, history and American national identity, Jenny Barrett

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Shooting the Civil War : cinema, history and American national identity
Title
Shooting the Civil War
Title remainder
cinema, history and American national identity
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No fewer than seven hundred Civil War films have been made by Hollywood from early silent days to the present, from the epoch-making Birth of a Nation, through The Red Badge of Courage and Gone With the Wind to the recent Glory, Ride with the Devil and Cold Mountain. This readable and innovative book on the American Civil War as presented in Hollywood cinema goes deep into the best of these films, arguing that rather than belonging to a single genre, Civil War films are to be found across genres, as domestic melodramas, Westerns or combat films for example. As such, they have fresh insights to give into the war and into America's sense of itself. Shooting the Civil War shows how these films create an American ancestor who is blameless and undertakes a process of reinscription into the American historical family. It also makes the remarkable revelation that no Civil War film yet made has had a central black character who survives the war, fathers the children of the future, and can stand as representative of the whole American people. To this extent, the book is saying, the Civil War remains a work in progress"--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrett, Jenny
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E656
LC item number
.B37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Cinema and society series.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • USA
  • Verenigde Staten
  • United States
  • War films
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Oorlogsfilms
  • Beeldvorming
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Identität
  • Film
  • Sezessionskrieg <1861-1865>
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Beeldvorming
  • Oorlogsfilms
  • War and motion pictures
  • War films
Label
Shooting the Civil War : cinema, history and American national identity, Jenny Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-214) and index
  • Includes filmography: p. [199]-203
Contents
National identity, ideology and American film genres -- Civil War melodramas : the family and the home -- War-Westerns : shifting lines of conflict -- Civil War combat films : masculine American ancestry -- The Birth of a nation : race, family, gender -- An enduring Southern ancestry -- Conclusion : to remember/forget
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9781845117764
Isbn Type
(Pb)
Lccn
2009284311
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262427655
  • (OCoLC)ocn262427655
Label
Shooting the Civil War : cinema, history and American national identity, Jenny Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-214) and index
  • Includes filmography: p. [199]-203
Contents
National identity, ideology and American film genres -- Civil War melodramas : the family and the home -- War-Westerns : shifting lines of conflict -- Civil War combat films : masculine American ancestry -- The Birth of a nation : race, family, gender -- An enduring Southern ancestry -- Conclusion : to remember/forget
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9781845117764
Isbn Type
(Pb)
Lccn
2009284311
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262427655
  • (OCoLC)ocn262427655

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