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Hollywood Version of History: Movies & History

Deb Lamb's HIST 230.

  Olympic College Library Books

Carnes, Mark C., ed.  Past Imperfect:  History According to the Movies.  New York:  Holt, 1995. 791.43658 Pa268c.  Available at the Johnson Library, Shelton campus.

Hughes-Warrington, Marnie.  History Goes to the Movies:  Studying History on Film.  London:  Routledge, 2007.  ebook. 


Film & History http://www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory/  is an interdisciplinary journal of film and television.  It has a large number of resources as well as links to useful websites.

The Greatest Mistakes in Movies http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68328 is a forum for discussing historical errors in films.

Reel American History http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/trial/reels/  offers a large selection of films dealing with "real people and actual events" based upon periods of American history as well as a list of sources for purchase and a link to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) http://www.imdb.com/