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 Historical drama film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The historical drama is a film genre in which stories are based more or less accurately upon historical events and famous persons.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historical_drama_film   (56 words)

  
 Film : a historical perspective
Historically, live musical performances to accompany films were used to drown out the mechanical sounds of the projector.
Even after film became a standard component in public entertainment and dedicated projection booths were built in theaters to sonically isolate the projector, live music remained a prominent characteristic of the cinematic experience.
As film scoring takes compositional infrastructure from hundreds of years of music, composers for interactive, audiovisual media might turn to the film scoring tradition for metaphors and methodology.
alumni.media.mit.edu /~nyssim/ShadowPlay/Film.html   (586 words)

  
 Hans Film Sites - Drama
Films that were concerned with race relations included Hollywood's first major indictment of racism in producer Stanley Kramer's and director Mark Robson's Home of the Brave (1949), the story of a black WWII soldier facing bigoted insults from his squad.
The brilliant, classic film of the behind-the scenes world of the New York theater and its grande dame (Bette Davis) and the duplicity of a brash and ambitious newcomer was the subject of the award-winning All About Eve (1950) from writer/director Joseph Mankiewicz.
Although dramatic films have often dealt frankly and realistically with social problems, the tendency has been for Hollywood, especially during earlier times of censorship, to exonerate society and institutions and to blame problems on an individual, who more often than not, would be punished for his/her transgressions.
home.zonnet.nl /sonkej/movies/htm/drama.htm   (2981 words)

  
 Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2001 ISSN 1096-1453 Volume 5, Issue 2To cite, use print source rather than this o
Yet it is one of the ironies of this era that historical topics remain quite popular in a variety of genre from motion pictures to the theater.
Because those who write historical drama, be they Aeschylus or Shakespeare or Shaw, understand that part of what draws people to see their plays is that the characters are real people.
At the very least historical characters have name recognition, and that is one of the keys to attracting an audience.
www.rapidintellect.com /AEQweb/mo133sep.htm   (2691 words)

  
 UNF: Thinking about Historical Film (Halsall)
A: A historical film is usually made using topoi (literary or cinematic conventions) established within the history of cinema.
Film is perhaps the most common way the modern American public is exposed to history, but many people still think that it is a waste of time to think seriously about "movies," since, after all, movies are just entertainment.
There are many ways of being "entertained" by a historical movie.
www.unf.edu /classes/medieval/film/thinkingabouthistoricalfilm.htm   (2609 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Historical drama film
The historical drama is a film genre in which stories are based more or less accurately upon historical events and famous persons.
Ragtime is a 1981 motion picture based on the historical novel Ragtime by E. Doctorow.
The Madness of King George is a 1994 film which tells the story of King George III of the United Kingdoms deteriorating mental health, and the equally declining relationship between him and his son, the Prince of Wales.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Historical-drama-film   (835 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: DVD / Categories / Drama / Historical
Over the years, many film directors have attempted to tell the story of legendary 15th-century heroine Joan of Arc, a simple country girl who claimed she was inspired by God to lead the French troops in a victorious assault on the mighty English army.
The film doesn't skimp on some of the other landmark events of this famous story either.
Legendary silent film director Cecil B. DeMille didn't much alter the way he made movies after sound came in, and this 1956 biblical drama is proof of that.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/501876   (846 words)

  
 UGO.com Film/TV - Film Review - Alexander Super Feature
And it appears that the great American film director Oliver Stone was no less seduced by the legend of Alexander than anyone else who has come in contact with the story.
Instead, Ptolemy lists off everything the film doesn't show you and remarks on what a grand tragedy it all was.
It is the central reason why there have been countless tries to get an Alexander film made, with only a 1956 Richard Burton failure to show for it.
www.ugo.com /channels/filmtv/features/alexander/review.asp   (768 words)

  
 Historical drama film/Talk - Wikipedia
I agree about Shakespeare's motivations, but maintain that, since his historical plays are about real people, they go here -- they're actually great for teaching Tudor/Stuart politics -- and for teaching how we need to be critical of our sources.
I do think we can accept that while Robin Hood, Men in Tights, (amusing though it is), probably doesn't belong here, Monty Python and The Holy Grail which makes some fairly heavyweight points about historical social and political conditions as well as the nature of history itself probably does.
But Shakespeare's take on history is as dubious as say the authors of the screenplay of Pearl Harbour...
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historical_drama_film/Talk   (269 words)

  
 Film Genres 3D Film Action Film Animation Documentary short Art Film
Films are often divided into genres, which describe the typical subject matter - - what the film is about.
This is distinct from film styles, which describes filmic conventions which can be applied to any genre.
Of course, the more that genres are defined, the more likely that a filmmaker will try to combine, transcend and evade categories, so not every film can be neatly labeled.
www.cinemateca.org /film/film_genres.htm   (131 words)

  
 Film: Master and Commander
In 1999, the British Film Academy gave Peter Weir the David Lean Award for direction and the comparison is a worthy one.
From another perspective, this is a deeply conservative film, but the essential conflict between the human desire to conquer and the equally powerful need to understand has more universal implications.
The story is given more depth and historical relevance by Maturin's obsession with reaching the Galapagos Islands, 40 years ahead of Charles Darwin, although, of course, he doesn’t know that.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1458.asp   (807 words)

  
 A/S Film-Drama
This module looks at one of the major film genres, the Hollywood musical from the early 1930s to the 1960s, and constructs a historical framework within which to consider the evolution of its characteristic forms.
The module constructs a historical framework within which to consider the characteristic forms of "the musical" as it has developed in film and in twentieth century theatre.
These will be placed in their historical, ideological, commercial and aesthetic contexts, along with other musicals for which printed texts, sound recordings or film versions exist -- for example, Grease, and Cabaret.
www.rdg.ac.uk /AcaDepts/lu/Units/ufMUS.html   (326 words)

  
 Film locations - historical house, Exeter
Historic Culver house and grounds are available for hire for film locations.
Filmed in April 2001 and transmitted in September 2001.
German production company, Ziegler Films, filming a period drama, set in 1914, titled "Das Haus der Schwestern" or" The Sister's House".
www.culver.biz /film-location-2.htm   (198 words)

  
 Film & Renaissance Drama
Film is an ideal medium for such classroom study of Shakespeare in performance.
Describe the film’s portrayal of the Devil in the character of George Spigot.
Discuss the film’s chain imagery and animal imagery (note especially the chains of office and the bear-baiting scene).
home.olemiss.edu /~shodges/renaissance.html   (1063 words)

  
 KODAK: InCamera January 2004 - Classic and timeless look for Malaysian historical drama - Print Friendly Version
The film is set in the late 15th Century, during the Golden Age of Melaka, when in neighbouring Jawa, the Muslim Demak empire was gaining force and the Hindu Majapahit empire was in decline.
The Princess of Mount Ledang is believed to be the first historical drama made in Malaysia for about 40 years and the creative team felt privileged to bring to life a story of such legendary proportions.
The English title of the film is The Princess of Mount Ledang and it is upon this legendary princess that the story centres.
www.kodak.com /US/en/motion/newsletters/inCamera/jan2004/princessP.shtml   (709 words)

  
 Tamil Drama & Film  - நாடகத் தமிழ், திரைப் படம்
Though the stage is still surviving with expositions of plays with mythological, social, historical or political themes, the films are now dominating the scene.
In addition to providing a huge industrial base and job opportunities to a large number of talented artists, the film has become a very powerful medium for the propagation of social, educational and political messages which the previous generations were unable to accomplish.
Tamil Drama and Film - நாடகத் தமிழ், திரைப் படம்
www.tamilnation.org /culture/drama   (1463 words)

  
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Historical Styles of the Effective Heads of State of Australia
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /h/hi   (329 words)

  
 Magill's Survey for The Lion In Winter
At the end of the film, it is the love-hate relationships among the family members that come through as much as the historical aspects of the film.
Although the film does give a great deal of historical background interspersed among the various speeches, it does not make clear the fact that in the twelfth century, the right of the English kings was still a fragile thing.
Although the film is one of the best representations of medieval life on film, some of the characters and details of the lives of the Plantagenets are altered for dramatic effect.
www.realitymouse.com /otoole/articles/lion.html   (1641 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: DVD: Apollo 13 (10th Anniversary Widescreen Edition)
High drama, great character moments, and an exploration of the human spirit, all brought together masterfully on the screen with innovative filmmaking techniques, great special effects, and a brilliant score by composer James Horner.
The film recounts the terrifying ordeal of astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton), their families, and their ground-based support crew, after an oxygen tank explosion on the third lunar landing mission forces an abort.
The work and attention to detail put into this film is phenomenal.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0783219695   (1592 words)

  
 Drama film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
A drama is a (Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies) film that depends mostly on in-depth character development and interaction.
This film genre can be contrasted with an (Click link for more info and facts about action film) action film which relies on fast-paced action and develops characters sparsely.
Drama film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/Dr/Drama_film.htm   (172 words)

  
 FILM REVIEW -- Drama Is an Unfulfilled `Promise'
Sadly, her film is plodding, deliberate and overly schematic, and her four lead actors, with the exception of Becker, are stiff and lackluster.
It's amazing, given the inherent drama in the Berlin Wall -- and the divisions it created from 1961 to 1989, when it was torn down -- that no film makers have addressed the subject until now.
Von Trotta also makes the mis take, in the film's prologue, of including newsreel footage that shows the building of the wall and efforts by East Berliners to escape to the West.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1995/11/17/DD23350.DTL   (366 words)

  
 Bristol University - Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television - Staff
She writes on the influence of feminist approaches to performance; modernity and the historical avant garde; and notions of the city as a spatial, psychic, and performative topography.
Sarah Street is currently researching aspects of film mise-en-scene and set design, as part of her work on a 3-year AHRB-finded project, 'Set Design and the City in 1930s European Cinema'.
Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA (Continuum, 2002);
www.bris.ac.uk /drama/staff_research/acstaff.html   (2367 words)

  
 Historical Caligula and Camus' Caligula
The source of the 1950’s adaptations was fiction, so this would mean treating the genre of Caligula as “historical drama” -- although of a special sort.
The big problem with this line of interpretation, however, is that Brecht consciously constructed the ambiguity of Galileo, the scientist, after studying diverse material (and he expended great effort in using set and costume design to foster historical roots within an authentically Renaissance atmosphere).
And finally, if post-war Galileo audiences thought about the double-edged sword of science in the context of the atomic bomb, it is well-known that part of the fascination of Caligula for Parisian audiences lay in their desire to reflect on the perverse logic of political tyranny in the aftermath of Mussolini and Hitler.
faculty.uccb.ns.ca /philosophy/caligula/Calhistorical.htm   (959 words)

  
 RTE.ie Entertainment - Weisz starring in historical drama
Production Weekly says that the film is based on the true story of a woman who graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in the early 1800s disguised as a man and served as a male surgeon in the British military.
It is reported that 'The Mummy' star Rachel Weisz is to play the lead role in a new historical drama called 'James Miranda Barry'.
The film will be directed by Marleen Gorris, whose other credits include 'The Luzhin Defence' and 'Mrs Dalloway'.
www.rte.ie /arts/2004/1229/weiszr.html   (100 words)

  
 Historical drama film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The historical drama is a (Click link for more info and facts about film genre) film genre in which stories are based more or less accurately upon historical events and famous persons.
Historical drama film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
See also (Any work of art whose special value lies in its evocation of a historical period) period piece.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/historical_drama_film.htm   (659 words)

  
 Damn the Defiant : Historical Drama : Period : Napoleonic Era
There are also a number of historical inaccuracies including naming Napoleon Bonaparte, who had yet to take power when this was set, and a British ship being ordered to fire at the rigging of a French frigate when the key aim of Royal Navy captains was to blow the bellies out of their foes' vessels.
Generally sharp, it does have rich colour, although there doesn't seem to have been a lot of cleaning up of the original negative done as there are a large number of specks and dots appearing.
is an excellent naval drama and will certainly be a welcome addition to my home library.
www.napoleonguide.com /film_defiant.htm   (505 words)

  
 Latin American Video Archives
Combining influences from historical drama, ethnographic film, and biblical parable, JERICHO is an interrogation of morality, faith, society, and the fractured identity of Latin America, divided between the cities of Europe and the jungles of the Amazon.
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