PRESIDENTIAL FILMS LISTED ON FILM & HISTORY
WEB SITE: HTTP://H-NET.MSU.EDU/~FILMHIS
In preparation for our conference on The Presidency in Film and TV,
John Lawrence, retired professor and polymath, has assembled a
"complete" list of presidential films. It represents a lot of effort on his
part and we are delighted to share it with film scholars.
Our conference will be held near the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library, November 10-12, 2000. (45 mins from LAX airport.)
Films are assembled in decade clusters, beginning with 1900 and
ending with "Deterrence," a presidential film released in March of
Each film line on the spread sheet has the following categories
TITE OF FILM
Citation for New York Times review.
Citation for Variety review
This collection of information will be valuable to many and is on
the Film & History web site. Whatever your focus, it should be
of great interest to see how the presidency was being depicted in
the time period of your research.
Directions: Go to the Film & History web site...Click on the
Banner for our conference on The Presidency in Film and TV...Click
on "Filmography of Presidential Films" (lower left of the page).
This list may stimulate some good proposals, so inspect it and
get back to us with your paper proposal....
We will be accepting proposals until 1 September, but the early
scholar gets the best panel....
By the way, if you spot gaps in John Lawrence's list, he wants
to hear from you...It is an evolving collection. John's address
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Peter C. Rollins, Editor
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies
(Web site: http://h-net.msu.edu/~filmhis)
RR 3 Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
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Comments: Individual subscription information on the web site
as well as information and FAQ's about the CD-ROMs. There are
also discussion items and essays on Saving Private Ryan, Amistad,
CNN's Cold War, and a host of other topics. The Table of Contents
for the last thirty years is there as well. Lastest issues deal with the
Medieval Era in film. Next issues will focus on Television as
Historian and edited by Gary Edgerton (Old Dominion U).
Next conference is in November, 2000 on The Presidency in Film
at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
(45 mins. north of LAX). Information and registration details are on
the web site!
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