With extensive cross references and production data, filmlovers and students will find this a valuable reference for identifying feature films that take place during a specific period of world history.
Deanne Schultz is a University-College Professor in the Department of History at Malaspina Unversity-Collge in Nanaiamo, British Columbia, Canada. In addition to researching and writing about history's representation in feature films and the use of films in the classroom, she teaches a course on European history on screen. She regularly integrates films into undergraduate courses on Early Modern Europe, the Twentieth Century World, and Imperial, Weimar, and Nazi Germany.
"Schultz believe that, despite their characteristic divergence from historical fact, historical feature films are valuable in classrooms as curiosity builders for understanding world history. Here, she offers instructors synopses and reviews of approximately 300 films treating subjects in world history. Alphabetically arranged entries discuss the plot as well as the teaching potential of each film, and include cross references to other entries. Also included is a discussion of major themes such as civil war, cross-cultural exchange, and historical narrative. Entries are indexed by title as well as by subject and time period. The author took care when possible to include films offering native and non-Hollywood perspectives." - Reference & Research Book News "This work is a valuable filmography of world history that should prove essential to educators attempting to integrate feature films into the classroom." - American Reference Books Annual "This volume fills a gap in resources on historical feature films, introducing readers to films that are accessible and relevant to the study and teaching of world history. Schultz critiques Eurocentric and geopolitical worldviews, and offers diverse viewpoints by drawing from a range of national film traditions. Migration, Westernization, and cross-cultural exchange are prevalent themes....Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers." - Choice