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Introduction: Film and the invention of history

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book chapter

...[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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Directed by

Stephen Frears

Written by

Lee Hall

Screenplay

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...AGRA, 1886 BRITAIN HAS FORMALLY RULED INDIA FOR TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS ABDUL’S ROOM, INDIA A darkened room. Someone is moving in the darkness. Then the shutters of the room are thrown wide open and the blinding light reveals: Abdul,...

‘A Triumph of Aura over Appearance’: Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl (1968) and the Hollywood Renaissance

Peter Krämer

Peter Krämer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Media and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the author and editor of The Silent Cinema Reader (Routledge, 2003), Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (BFI, 2014), and The New Hollywood: From Bonnie and Clyde to Star Wars (Wallflower Press, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...‘Barbra’, Newsweek, 28 March 1966, 92.Barbra Streisand represents a triumph of aura over appearance. Her nose is too long, her bosom too small, her hips too wide. Yet when she steps in front of a microphone she transcends generations...

Lawrence of Arabia (GB, 1962): An Englishman in the Sun

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Horizon Pictures/ColumbiaProducer: Sam SpiegelDirector: David LeanSource: T. E. Lawrence (writings: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael WilsonPhotography: Freddie YoungArt Director: John...
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...Proust's Apartment. Kitchen. Day. Céleste Albaret, a tall young woman of twenty-five, handsome rather than pretty, sits at the kitchen table. She is dressed in maid's uniform. Sunshine floods in through the window. Superimpose opening...

The age of epics

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book chapter

...Hollywood under fire The American economy surged in the years following World War II, and so did the affluence of American people. Between 1950 and 1960 the nation’s combined disposable income grew from $207.1 billion to $350 billion.John...