by Greg Mitchell
Despite Americans' keen interest and considerable fear in the atomic bomb after the end of World War II, the first commercial film to tackle the Manhattan Project was a bomb of a different sort.
Debate immediately ensued at the 1936 publication of Mitchell's novel, with its nostalgia for plantation life, portrayal of happy slaves and threatening freed blacks, and sympathy toward the Confederate cause.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
#HATM (Historians at the Movies) and public engagement.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ breaks box-office records
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
For film historians and film buffs the rapidity with which streaming has supplanted discs and tape as a viewing mode is a bug, not a feature.
by Jeffrey M. Zacks
Studies show that if you watch a film — even one concerning historical events about which you are informed — your beliefs may be reshaped by “facts” that are not factual.
by Robert Brent Toplin
Even when Hollywood’s got a good story to tell, the facts matter.
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