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The Resource Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions, Jim Cullen

Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions, Jim Cullen

Label
Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions
Title
Sensing the past
Title remainder
Hollywood stars and historical visions
Statement of responsibility
Jim Cullen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do perceptions of the past--not just of particular events, but of the trajectory of history as a whole--shape our experience of the world? Sensing the Past tackles this question with an unlikely source of historical insight--the work of six major Hollywood stars: Clint Eastwood, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Jodie Foster. By focusing on the career choices made by these iconic actors, Cullen uncovers a discrete set of historical narratives, revealing the surprising ways historical forces shape our understanding of the world."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cullen, Jim
Dewey number
791.43/658
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
C85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical films
  • Motion pictures and history
  • United States
Label
Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions, Jim Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: John Wayne's threshold -- Tending to the flock: Clint Eastwood, ambivalent wanderer -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a struggle over 'and for' small communities -- Shooting star: Daniel Day Lewis and the persistent significance of the frontier in American history -- Master narrative: U.S. history as the rise and fall of rugged individualists -- Equal work: the mystique of Meryl Streep -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a journey for women from private to public -- Rising sons: Denzel Washington, affirmative actor -- Master narrative: U.S. history an intergenerational family drama -- Team player: Tom Hanks, company man -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a saga of collective enterprise -- The brave one: Jodie Foster, (American) loner -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a pilgrim's progress -- Conclusion: sensing the future of history
Control code
792941495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9780199927661
Lccn
2012014442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792941495
Label
Sensing the past : Hollywood stars and historical visions, Jim Cullen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: John Wayne's threshold -- Tending to the flock: Clint Eastwood, ambivalent wanderer -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a struggle over 'and for' small communities -- Shooting star: Daniel Day Lewis and the persistent significance of the frontier in American history -- Master narrative: U.S. history as the rise and fall of rugged individualists -- Equal work: the mystique of Meryl Streep -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a journey for women from private to public -- Rising sons: Denzel Washington, affirmative actor -- Master narrative: U.S. history an intergenerational family drama -- Team player: Tom Hanks, company man -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a saga of collective enterprise -- The brave one: Jodie Foster, (American) loner -- Master narrative: U.S. history as a pilgrim's progress -- Conclusion: sensing the future of history
Control code
792941495
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 252 pages
Isbn
9780199927661
Lccn
2012014442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)792941495

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