Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywoods Portrayals Of The Past
Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywoods Portrayals Of The Past

Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywoods Portrayals Of The Past

  • Publish Date: 2007-05-17
  • Binding: Paperback
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How true is it? is a common refrain of patrons coming out of movie theatres after the latest film on pirates, Vikings, or mummies. While Hollywood usurps the past for its own entertainment purposes, archaeologists and historians know a lot about many of these subjects, digging up stories often more fascinating than the ones projected on screen. This distinguished group of archaeologists select key subjects and genres used by Hollywood and provide the historical and archaeological depth that a movie cannotwhat really happened in history. Topics include Egypt, the Wild West, Civil War submarines, Vikings, the Titanic, and others. The book should be of interest to introductory archaeology and American history classes, courses on film and popular culture, and to a general audience. Alternate Selection, History Book Club.

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