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Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Brian J. Snee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lincoln before “Lincoln” examines the most popular and arguably influential twentieth-century film and television representations of Abraham Lincoln. Although Stephen Spielberg’s epic film Lincoln ... More


The Lives and Deaths of Abraham Lincoln, 1930–1941

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines historical films produced in Hollywood about the life and death of American president Abraham Lincoln made during the period from 1930 to 1941. During this period, Lincoln's ... More


Lincoln in American Memory

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise history of Lincoln commemoration and an introduction to public memory scholarship. Beginning with Lincoln’s assassination, the chapter examines important moments when ... More


Great Emancipator: Lincoln before Lincoln (2012)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a selective history of fictional films about Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with the Edison Film Company’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1903) and concluding with Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln ... More


Savior of the Union: Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines D. W. Griffith’s Abraham Lincoln (1930), which depicts Lincoln first and foremost as the Savior of the Union. Like the Lincoln Memorial, which was completed in 1922, Griffith’s ... More


John Ford’s <i>Young Mr. Lincoln</i>: A Popular Front Hero for the Late 1930s

Iwan Morgan

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates John Ford’s 1939 movie, Young Mr Lincoln, in relation to his contemporary involvement with the Hollywood Popular Front collaboration of liberals and communists in support of ... More


Into the Storm: The Politics of Political Bio-pics

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes films that focus on three contrasting politicians: Richard Nixon, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela. Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon (2008) combines both the importance of Nixon pre- ... More


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