class 22 - Amistad Pre Film

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Department
Communications
Course
COMM 150
Professor
Matthew Jordan
Semester
Fall

Description
Comm 150 11/17/12 Class 22 Amistad and theAmerican Past – Pre Film Lecture Dramatic Historical Representation – Mediated history is always a construct that consciously shapes a narrative – Docudroma: historical fiction film – History in movies and television is usually reduced to personal dramas The “truth” of historical films – The utility of any representations of history are related to their proximity to the actuality of history – Films can give us allegorical experiences – Docudramatic storytelling can represent history effectively – They offer the small “t” or truth rather than the full TRUTH Cinematic Truths – “The Hollywood historical film will always include images that are
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