Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema: Titanic, by P. McGee

By P. McGee

McGee reviews historic illustration in commodified, well known cinema as expressions of historic truths that extra genuine histories often omit and argues for the political and social importance of mass tradition throughout the interpretation of 4 contemporary big-budget videos: mammoth, Gangs of recent York, Australia, and Inglourious Basterds .

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