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List of films about the American Revolution

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This is a list of films and TV films about the American Revolution.

A Canadian historian has evaluated twelve Hollywood films featuring the American Revolution from 1939–2002. She compares the fictional versus the scholarly components of popular entertainment as they impact the treatment of heroes and villains, Patriots and Loyalists, social structure and social conflicts. She compares cinematic understandings of the Revolution with the interpretations of historians to reveal thematic consistencies, variations, and conceptual gulfs between filmmakers and historians.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nancy L. Rhoden, "Patriots, Villains, and the Quest for Liberty: How American Film has Depicted the American Revolution." Canadian Review of American Studies 37.2 (2007): 205-238.
  2. ^ Lawrence L. Murray, "History at the Movies during the Sesquicentennial: DW Griffith's America (1924)." Historian 41.3 (1979): 450-466. excerpt
  3. ^ Suzanne Broderick, "Review" Film & History 33#2 (2003) pp. 72-74 online
  4. ^ Andrew M. Schocket, "Little Founders on the Small Screen: Interpreting a Multicultural American Revolution for Children's Television." Journal of American Studies 45.1 (2011): 145-163. online
  5. ^ a b c Melvyn Stokes, American History Through Hollywood Film: From the Revolution to the 1960s (2013) ch 1.
  6. ^ "About Sons of Liberty – HISTORY".
  7. ^ Mark Glancy, "The war of independence in feature films: The Patriot (2000) and the 'special relationship' between Hollywood and Britain." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 25.4 (2005): 523-545.
  8. ^ See AMC website for "Turn"
  9. ^ Carolyn Eastman, "The Revolution Takes a Turn: AMC's Drama about Washington's Spies Aims for Moral Complexity" Perspectives on History (April 2014). online
  10. ^ "John Adams". HBO.

Further readingEdit

  • Glancy, Mark. "The war of independence in feature films: The Patriot (2000) and the 'special relationship' between Hollywood and Britain." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 25.4 (2005): 523-545.
  • Harrington. Hugh T. "Top 10 Revolutionary War Movies" Journal of the American Revolution (Jan. 25 2013) online
  • Murray, Lawrence L. "Feature Films and the American Revolution: A Bicentennial Reappraisal." Film & History 5.3 (1975): 1-6.
  • Rhoden, Nancy L. "Patriots, Villains, and the Quest for Liberty: How American Film has Depicted the American Revolution." Canadian Review of American Studies 37.2 (2007): 205-238.
  • Schocket, Andrew M. "The American سكسي
Rebooted: Hamilton and Genre in Contemporary Culture." Journal of the Early Republic 37#2 (2017): 263-269.