Tag Archive | Hollywood

3 days to go…

Wow, it’s only three more days until the launch of my new (and first) non-fiction book. Excited, nervous and relief are the words that probably sum up how I am feeling right now. In just three days I’ll be launching: A Show Called Empire: The History of the British Empire According to the Movies This […]

Access to History

A lot of our access to history is through films. Gladiator. The Deer Hunter. Elizabeth. Saving Private Ryan. All good films. But is this particular access to history enough and is it okay? From minor to major historical inaccuracies, it is important to remember that some scenes are pure conjecture or simply changed altogether, and […]

Hollywood’s History: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Director: Arthur Penn Cast: Warren Beatty; Faye Dunaway Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were American outlaws and robbers from the Dallas area who travelled the central American states with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing banks, grocery stores and rural gas stations. They left behind them a dozen […]

Hollywood History

For many people watching historical films is the only access to history that they have. But watching this ‘Hollywood History’ isn’t as bad as you’d imagine. True there’s some really historically inaccurate films out there, but most directors would feel committed to the history behind the story. One glaring error in Hollywood is the perception […]