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Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema

Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, Inglourious Basterds

Authors: McGee, P.

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McGee studies historical representation in commodified, popular cinema as expressions of historical truths that more authentic histories usually miss and argues for the political and social significance of mass culture through the interpretation of four recent big-budget movies: Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, and Inglourious Basterds .

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PATRICK MCGEEMcElveen Professor of English at Louisiana State University, USA.

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"McGee exhibits a dazzling knowledge of Hollywood blockbuster films and the quality and significance of his studies are high." -Douglas Kellner, professor, UCLA, USA, and author of Cinema Wars


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Truth, History, and Counterdisciplinary Practices in Film Studies

    McGee, Patrick

    Pages 1-19

  • Terrible Beauties

    McGee, Patrick

    Pages 21-67

  • Infinite History

    McGee, Patrick

    Pages 69-144

  • “No Dreaming, No Story, Nothing”

    McGee, Patrick

    Pages 145-179

  • Conclusion: The Glorious Truth about Inglorious History in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds

    McGee, Patrick

    Pages 181-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema
Book Subtitle
Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, Inglourious Basterds
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01253-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137012531
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11651-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29714-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 209
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