The New Film History: Sources, Methods, Approaches by James Chapman, Mark Glancy, Sue Harper (eds.)

By James Chapman, Mark Glancy, Sue Harper (eds.)

The first significant assessment of the sphere of movie historical past in two decades, this e-book deals a wide-ranging account of the equipment, assets and methods utilized by sleek movie historians. the major parts of analysis are analysed, along certain case experiences targeted on recognized American, Australian, British and eu films.

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All of them. ’ The second part of Gone With the Wind emphasized the contrast between the supposed elegance and graciousness of the ‘Old South’ and the materialism and corruption of the Reconstruction period. Cities rather than rural plantations are now the main centres of economic activity: Frank Kennedy’s shop in Atlanta is clearly doing well and, once Scarlett marries him, the Kennedys expand their business to include a lumber mill. Economic power and status have clearly been reversed: Wilkerson, the former overseer with the O’Haras, dismissed for having an affair with ‘white trash’ Emmy Slattery, returns with her as his new wife to make a bid for the Tara plantation itself.

The most successful films in the latter part of the decade were the Monty Python films, and the safe pre-war thrillers based on Buchan and Christie. Low-status Hammer horrors and radical avant-garde histories were not represented in the listings. American histories Although the Americans had withdrawn from major investment in British production, they still retained one foothold: in historical film. 22 The American majors engaged in ‘real life’ biopics, and they always appointed a veteran independent American producer or executive producer.

162. Alan T. Nolan, ‘The Anatomy of the Myth’, in Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan (eds), The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000), p. 17. Melvin B. Tolson, ‘Gone With the Wind Is More Dangerous than Birth of a Nation’, Washington Tribune, 23 March 1940, reprinted in Robert M. ), Caviar and Cabbage: Selected Columns by Melvin B. Tolson from the ‘Washington Tribune,’ 1937–1944 (Columbia, MS, and London: University of Missouri Press, 1982), p.

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