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Introduction: Film and the invention of history

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is an Professor in the Faculty of Communication at Cyprus International University. Prior to this he taught at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he also completed his PhD, and at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His book Historical Film: A Critical Introduction was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2013. His research has also been published in various academic journals including The Historical Journal of Film and Television, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of British Cinema and Television, Exemplaria, and theJournal of American Studies of Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...[Charlton] Heston then dipped deeply into his historical studies to describe exactly what was known about El Cid. It sounded rather scrappy to a reporter: ‘You mean you and the screenwriter had to do a lot of guess-work?’ Mr Heston looked...

Bigger Than Life

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A particular problem of compositional integrity is raised in the virtuosic moment, because it has the potential to dominate the audience’s experience and thereby throw the surround out of balance. Orson Welles is the legendary exemplar...

Pasolini embodied

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Framed and Unframed : A Thinker for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The film Pasolini (Abel Ferrara, 2014) recounts the last days of the life of the filmmaker and poet. Willem Dafoe plays Pasolini; the author of this interview, Maurizio Braucci, is one of the screenwriters of the film...

Hollywood’s art histories

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...This book has concentrated on a segment of popular art history, taking into consideration its intertextuality, intermediality, historicity, and functionality. It has demonstrated that this segment is an important factor in producing...

Timing the Times

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Great Adaptations : Screenwriting and Global Storytelling

Routledge, 2018

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... timing the times timing “real” times When it comes to adapting real life stories, one’s approach often depends on the zeitgeist and circumstances of the time in which the adaptation will be viewed. For example, Lin-Manuel Miranda...

Pollock

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...It is astounding that it has taken 50 years for the first biopic on Jackson Pollock to be produced since the stories about the artist Pollock are literally predestined for a biographical Hollywood production. Jackson Pollock is considered...

Artists’ biographies in film as popular art history

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Art can be disseminated in many ways: by means of exhibitions, books, guided tours, as well as by articles or documentaries. Editorials and photo essays in literary biographies, coffee table books, comics, children’s books, movies...

Basquiat and celebrity culture

Doris Berger

Doris Berger is a curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, USA. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany. Her practice includes writing, teaching, curatorial and audiovisual work focusing on intersections of art and film in modern and contemporary American and European art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projected Art History : Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In contrast to Pollock, the completion of the biopic BasquiatBasquiat aka Build a Fort, Set It on Fire, D: Julian Schnabel, USA 1996, 108 mins; Script: Lech Majewski, John F. Bowe, Michael Holman, Julian Schnabel; Cast: Jeffrey Wright...

Reclaiming Undeserving Women: Contemporary Female Biopics

Julia Erhart

Julia Erhart is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Flinders University. She researches in the areas of contemporary women filmmakers and feminist and LGBT representations in film and television and is the recipient of a grant from the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2016), a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (2014), and a fellowship from Fulbright (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gendering History on Screen : Women Filmmakers and Historical Films

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...A cinematic portrait of a real individual, the biographical film, or biopic, has been an enduring and popular vehicle for re-created history on-screen. The biopic initially emerged as an aesthetically predictable and commercially reliable...

European History, European Memory: Trauma and Celebration between the Nation and the Globe

Mariana Liz

Mariana Liz is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is the author of Euro-Visions (2016), editor of Portugal's Global Cinema (2017) and co-editor of The Europeanness of European Cinema (2015). She was at Queen Mary University of London and at the University of Leeds, UK, between 2013 and 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Euro-Visions : Europe in Contemporary Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The idea of Europe has been defined in relation to key moments in the history of the continent, from the Hellenistic period to the Enlightenment. Europe’s history has simultaneously been vehemently contested – from the enduring legacy...