Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions

Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions

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Author/Contributor(s): Cullen, Jim
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Date: 01/09/2013
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
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 Past tackles 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.