Radio Show on PRESIDENCY IN FILM NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB
(10 mins of narrative and interview)
Dear Fellow Scholars of Film and Video:
In connection with our PRESIDENCY IN FILM AND TELELVISION
conference, National Public Radio did an interesting piece on the topic,
interviewing actor Martin Sheen, scholar Peter Rollins, and promoter,
Gabriel Rafshoon. Pat Dowell provided some excellent interpretive
bridges and commentary.
It is always fun to hear our friends on the media, so go to the
Film & History Web site and click on the conference block. Then
click on the NPR hyperlink and use your RealAudio to advantage.
(It took a few minutes to load on my machine.)
The debates, the presidential winds that are blowing, are all making
our conference increasingly relevant and important. If you are not
giving a paper at the meeting, DO attend and immerse yourself in
the methodology of Film & History studies. All of us are humanists
who believe that visual media needs our study; we are not film
enthusiasts or aesthetes--groups that have their own meetings and
their own events.
I need to mention, again, that many of us got our start in this field
by attending a meeting like this--where we became immersed in the
topic and the primary sources. Give it a shot!
Full information is on our web site as is the hyperlink to the radio
Peter Rollins of Film & History
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Here is the entry on the NPR page once you click there...(about the
sixteenth down the page)
Presidents on the Big Screen (14.4 | 28.8) -- In the second part of a
two-part series on images of the President in film, Pat Dowell reports on how
show business and politics have become intertwined. The movies treat the
president's role with a high degree of symbolism...from a wise, almost divine
figure during the thirties and forties, to a mythical hero and tough guy in
the movies of today. Meanwhile, the real executive office has learned how to
use the tricks of Hollywood to its advantage. (10:00)
Here is our address data:
Click on the colorful box describing the conference and go from there.
Peter C. Rollins
Film and History League The American Presidency in Film: Hollywood
918 243 7742 Views the White House.
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National Conference, November 10-12, 2000
Simi Valley, California
Westlake Hyatt Hotel, Westlake, Village.
Phone 805 557 1234 fax 805 379 9392
Room rate for the Conference $109. per night.
Email directly to Reservations at:
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Proposals accepted until 11 October, but early papers get more
Visit the Film & History Website for more information and electronic
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at (818)677.3911 Ask about History 498c The
Presidency on Film and TV
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