Revisioning History: Film and the Construction of a New Past

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Robert A. Rosenstone
Princeton University Press, 1995 - 255 頁

In Revisioning History thirteen historians from around the world look at the historical film on its own terms, not as it compares to written history but as a unique way of recounting the past. How does film construct a historical world? What are the rules, codes, and strategies by which it brings the past to life? What does that historical construction mean to us? In grappling with these questions, each contributor looks at an example of New History cinema. Different from Hollywood costume dramas or documentary films, these films are serious efforts to come to grips with the past; they have often grown out of nations engaged in an intense quest for historical connections, such as India, Cuba, Japan, and Germany.


The volume begins with an introduction by Robert Rosenstone. Part I, "Contesting History," comprises essays by Geoff Eley (on the film Distant Voices, Still Lives), Nicholas B. Dirks (The Home and the World), Thomas Kierstead and Deidre Lynch (Eijanaika), and Pierre Sorlin (Night of the Shooting Stars). Contributing to Part II, "Visioning History," are Michael S. Roth (Hiroshima Mon Amour), John Mraz (Memories of Underdevelopment), Min Soo Kang (The Moderns) and Clayton R. Koppes (Radio Bikini). Part III, "Revisioning History" contains essays by Denise J. Youngblood (Repentance), Rudy Koshar (Hitler: A Film from Germany), Rosenstone (Walker), Sumiko Higashi (Walker and Mississippi Burning), and Daniel Sipe (From the Pole to the Equator).

 

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Introduction
3
CONTESTING HISTORY
15
Distant Voices Still Lives THE FAMILY IS A DANGEROUS PLACE MEMORY GENDER AND THE IMAGE OF THE WORKING CLASS
17
The Home and the World THE INVENTION OF MODERNITY IN COLONIAL INDIA
44
Eijanaika JAPANESE MODERNIZATION AND THE CARNIVAL OF TIME
64
The Night of the Shooting Stars FASCISM RESISTANCE AND THE LIBERATION OF ITALY
77
VISIONING HISTORY
89
Hiroshima Mon Amour YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
91
REVISIONING HISTORY
137
Repentance STALINIST TERROR AND THE REALISM OF SURREALISM
139
Hitler A Film from Germany CINEMA HISTORY AND STRUCTURES OF FEELING
155
From the Pole to the Equator A VISION OF A WORDLESS PAST
174
Walker and Mississippi Burning POSTMODERNISM VERSUS ILLUSIONIST NARRATIVE
188
Walker THE DRAMATIC FILM AS POSTMODERN HISTORY
202
Notes
215
List of Contributors
243

Memories of Underdevelopment BOURGEOIS CONSCIOUSNESSREVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT
102
The Moderns ART FORGERY AND A POSTMODERN NARRATIVE OF MODERNISM
115
Radio Bikini MAKING AND UNMAKING NUCLEAR MYTHOLOGY
128
Film Credits
247
Index
249
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Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology.

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