2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

FTDM 30473 History in the Movies

Films about historical events may inspire us to learn more about history; however, they may also present us with inaccurate information, and they are always subjective. This course examines how specific historical events and the lives of historical figures have been depicted in Hollywood films. The course will examine the typical structures and themes of these based-on-a-true-story" movies and how changing cultural attitudes affect the depiction of specific events from the past."