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Reconstructing American Historical CinemaFrom Cimarron to Citizen Kane$
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J.E. Smyth

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124063

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.001.0001

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Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

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(p.xiv) (p.1) Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood
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Reconstructing American Historical Cinema
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J.E. Smyth

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0001

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

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