Lincoln on the Big ScreenNov 30 2012How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a look with Teachinghistory.org! [...] »
Film Review: Amelia Aug 21 2012What is the cultural terrain staked out by Amelia, the Hollywood biopic about the intrepid flyer Amelia Earhart? [...] »
Film Review: ProhibitionJul 18 2012Historian Tona Hangen takes a look at Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's three-part documentary on Prohibition. [...] »
Film Review: Iron Jawed AngelsMar 15 2012How does modern television portray early 20th-century suffragists? Through very modern eyes, says Historian Carla Bittel. [...] »
Film Review: The AlamoFeb 22 2012Remember the Alamo! But what does the U.S. remember? Historical fact or historical mythology? Historian Stanley Corkin looks at the film The Alamo. [...] »
Film Review: Pearl Harbor and U-571Nov 21 2011When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total fiction? Historian Lawrence Suid critiques two war movies. [...] »
Film Review: John AdamsOct 14 2011Does John Adams depart too far from history to be useful in the classroom? Historian James Kloppenberg reviews the film. [...] »
Film Review: Gods and GeneralsAug 17 2011What view of the Civil War does Gods and Generals present? Historian Steven E. Woodworth critiques the film. [...] »
Film Review: The AviatorJul 31 2011Historical films like The Aviator sacrifice historical context to create character portraits, says historian David Courtwright. [...] »
Film Review: Ken Burns's JazzJun 22 2011Documentaries can be critiqued on many levels, says Professor Frank Tirro. Here, he looks at Ken Burns's Jazz from four angles. [...] »
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