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The Persistence of History

Cinema, Television and the Modern Event, 1st Edition

Edited by Vivian Sobchack


276 pages

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The Persistence of History examines how the moving image has completely altered traditional modes of historical thought and representation. Exploring a range of film and video texts, from The Ten Commandments to the Rodney King video, from the projected work of documentarian Errol Morris to Oliver Stone's JFK and Spielberg's Schindler's List, the volume questions the appropriate forms of media for making the incoherence and fragmentation of contemporary history intelligible.

About the Editor

Vivian Sobchack is Professor on the Department of Film and Television at UCLA. Her most recent book is The Address of the Eye.

About the Series

AFI Film Readers

AFI Film Readers, published in cooperation with the American Film Institute, focus on important issues and themes in film and media scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies