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The Rise and Fall of Empires: The ‘War on Terror’ as Allegorical Moment in Historical Film

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates historical films made in the new millennium by the American film industry and argues that they may be able to reflect broader cultural trends which become encoded in their ... More


Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

J.E. Smyth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1944 and 1977, director Fred Zinnemann made a surprising number of historical films about the rise and resistance to fascism, the Spanish Civil War and Second World War, the Cold War, and the ... More


Stop the Clocks: <i>Lincoln</i> and Post-9/11 Cinema

Ian Scott

in American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As well as its discussion of American history and cinematic temporality Schopp's work on Tarantino is connected directly to Chapter Nine, Ian Scott's analysis of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, by the ... More


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