9780199927661

Sensing the Past Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199927661

  • ISBN 10:

    0199927669

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/09/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

How do perceptions of the past--not just of particular events, but of the trajectory of history as a whole--shape our experience of the world?Sensing the Pasttackles this question with an unlikely source of historical insight--the work of six major Hollywood stars: Clint Eastwood, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Jodie Foster. By focusing on the career choices made by these iconic actors, Cullen uncovers a discrete set of historical narratives, revealing the surprising ways historical forces shape our understanding of the world.

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