Reconstructing American historical cinema

from Cimarron to Citizen Kane

By Smyth, J. E.

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ISBN
978-0-81312-406-3
Publisher
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2006.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2006

Keeping pace with the current practice of historians to examine the problems and failures of the past, this book critically studies classical Hollywood cinema's competence in reassessing U.S. history. Smyth (history, Univ. of Warwick, U.K.) begins with the 1931 version ofCimarron , which presents an eclectic, complex, multiracial, and feminist approach unconventional to American cinema, and ends with two efforts by Orson ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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