Bad History and the Logics of Blockbuster Cinema

Titanic, Gangs of New York, Australia, Inglourious Basterds
by Patrick McGee

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: January 03, 2012

ISBN: 9781137012524

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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In his latest book, Patrick McGee argues for the political and social significance of mass culture through the interpretation of four recent big-budget movies:Titanic,Gangs of New York,Australia, andInglourious Basterds. Through philosophical and historical contextualization, he reveals the logic of what appears on the screen, a logic that shows how these films both represent and distort the historical record in order to articulate a truth that challenges conventional history as a discipline. Counterdisciplinary in its method, this exciting work asserts that no movie can ever be reduced to the absolutely authentic or the absolutely inauthentic.