Oliver Stone's Improbable W

Marshall, Kingsley (2011) Oliver Stone's Improbable W. In: Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen. Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 978-0230113282

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Cinematic depictions of real U.S. presidents from Abraham Lincoln to George W. Bush explore how Hollywood movies represent American history and politics on screen. Morgan and his contributors show how films blend myth and reality to present a positive message about presidents as the epitome of America's values and idealism until unpopular foreign wars in Vietnam and Iraq led to a darker portrayal of the imperial presidency, operated by Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. This exciting new collection further considers how Hollywood has continually reinterpreted historically significant presidents, notably Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, to fit the times in which movies about them were made.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-0230113282
Subjects: Film & TV
History
Social Sciences > Public Administration
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
Depositing User: Kingsley Marshall
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2015 16:54
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/175

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