eBook Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, 1st Edition

  • Robert Niemi
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  • ISBN-10: 1610691989
  • ISBN-13: 9781610691987
  • DDC: 791.430
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 632 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

When a film is described as "based on a true story" or "inspired by true events," exactly how "true" is it? Which "factual" elements of the story were distorted for dramatic purposes, and what was added or omitted? Inspired by True Events: An Illustrated Guide to More Than 500 History-Based Films, Second Edition concisely surveys a wide range of major films, docudramas, biopics, and documentaries based on real events, addressing subject areas including military history and war, political figures, sports, and art. This book provides an up-to-date and indispensable guide for all film history buffs, students and scholars of history, and fans of the cinema.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
1: Military History on Film and Television: Wallace's Rising to the Boer War.
2: Scottish Wars of Independence (1296–1314).
3: Braveheart (1995).
4: The Bruce (1996).
5: English Civil War (1642–1651).
6: Cromwell (1970).
7: To Kill a King (2003).
8: Khmelnytsky Uprising (1648–1654), Second Northern War (1655–1660), and Ottoman Invasion of Poland (1668–1672).
9: Pan Wołodyjowski [Colonel Wolodyjowski] (1969); Potop [The Deluge] (1974); Ogniem i Mieczem [With Fire and Sword] (1999).
10: The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
11: Culloden (1964).
12: The Napoleonic Wars (1799–1815).
13: Kolberg [a.k.a. Burning Hearts] (1945).
14: Napoléon (1927; 1981).
15: The Battle of Austerlitz (1960).
16: Waterloo (1970).
17: The Texas Revolution (1835–1836).
18: The Alamo (1960).
19: Viva Max! (1970).
20: The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987).
21: The Alamo (2004).
22: Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
23: One Man's Hero (1999).
24: The Crimean War (1854–1856).
25: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936).
26: The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
27: The American Civil War (1861–1865).
28: The Andersonville Trial (1970).
29: Glory (1989).
30: The Civil War (1990).
31: Gettysburg (1993).
32: Pharaoh's Army (1995).
33: Andersonville (1996).
34: The Hunley (1999).
35: Gods and Generals (2003).
36: American Indian Wars (1622–1924).
37: They Died with Their Boots On (1942).
38: Custer of the West (1967).
39: Son of the Morning Star (1991).
40: Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995).
41: Crazy Horse (1996).
42: Geronimo Films.
43: British Colonialism and Wars in Africa (1879–1902).
44: Rhodes of Africa [a.k.a. Rhodes, the Empire Builder] (1936).
45: Zulu (1964).
46: Khartoum (1966).
47: Zulu Dawn (1979).
48: Shaka Zulu (1986).
49: Rhodes (1996).
50: The Spanish–American War and the Philippine Revolution (1898–1901).
51: Rough Riders (1997).
52: The Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902).
53: Breaker Morant (1980).
54: Military History on Film and Television: World War I.
55: Filming the Front Lines.
56: The Battle of the Somme (1916).
57: The Lost Battalion (1919).
58: Films in the Time between the World Wars.
59: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).
60: The Fighting 69th (1940).
61: Sergeant York (1941).
62: Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940).
63: World War I Films Made after World War II.
64: Paths of Glory (1957).
65: Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
66: World War One (1964–1965).
67: Johnny Got His Gun (1971).
68: Von Richthofen and Brown (1971).
69: Gallipoli (1981).
70: Anzacs (1985).
71: Hedd Wyn (1992).
72: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996).
73: The Lost Battalion (2001).
74: Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (2003).
75: Gelibolu [Gallipoli: The Frontline Experience] (2005).
76: The Great War (2007).
77: Passchendaele (2008).
78: The Red Barron [Der Rote Baron] (2008).
79: Beneath Hill 60 (2010).
80: Military History on Film and Television: World War II.
81: Contemporaneous World War II History Films.
82: Wake Island (1942).
83: In Which We Serve (1942).
84: “Why We Fight” Film Series.
85: December 7, 1941 (1943).
86: Bataan (1943).
87: Guadalcanal Diary (1943).
88: The Sullivans (1944).
89: The Purple Heart and Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944).
90: The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944).
91: The True Glory (1945).
92: The Battle of San Pietro (1944).
93: The Story of G.I. Joe (1945).
94: They Were Expendable (1945).
95: World War II History Films of the Cold War Era.
96: Your Job in Germany (1945), Our Job in Japan (1946), and Design for Death (1947).
97: Battleground (1949).
98: The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951).
99: Victory at Sea (1952–1953).
100: To Hell and Back (1955).
101: The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955).
102: Nuit et brouillard [Night and Fog] (1955).
103: British World War II Exploits on Film.
104: The Wooden Horse (1950).
105: The Dam Busters (1954).
106: The Colditz Story (1955).
107: The Battle of the River Plate (1956).
108: The Man Who Never Was (1956).
109: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).
110: I Was Monty's Double [a.k.a. Hell, Heaven, or Hoboken] (1958).
111: Dunkirk (1958).
112: Sink the Bismarck! (1960).
113: World War II History Films of the Vietnam Era.
114: Hell to Eternity (1960).
115: The Diary of Anne Frank (1960).
116: The Outsider (1961).
117: Judgment at Nuremberg (1962).
118: The Longest Day (1962).
119: The Great Escape (1963).
120: P.T. 109 (1963).
121: Battle of the Bulge (1965).
122: Anzio (1968).
123: Battle of Britain (1969).
124: Le Chagrin et la pitié: Chronique d'une ville Française sous l'occupation [The Sorrow and the Pity: Chronicle of a French City under Occupation] (1969).
125: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
126: Patton (1970).
127: The World at War (1973–1974).
128: World War II History Films of the Post-Vietnam Era.
129: The Execution of Private Slovik (1974).
130: Midway (1976).
131: A Bridge Too Far (1977).
132: Ike (1979).
133: Playing for Time (1980).
134: Let There be Light (1946; 1981).
135: Oppenheimer (1980).
136: Das Boot [The Boat] (1981).
137: Die Wannseekonferenz [The Wannsee Conference] (1984) and Conspiracy (2001).
138: Shoah (1985).
139: The Last Days of Patton (1986).
140: Empire of the Sun (1987).
141: Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).
142: July 20th and The Plot to Kill Hitler (1990).
143: Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991).
144: The Valour and the Horror: The Untold Story of Canadians in the Second World War (1992).
145: Stalingrad (1993).
146: Schindler's List (1993).
147: Dieppe (1993).
148: The Tuskegee Airmen (1995).
149: Paradise Road (1997).
150: Russia's War—Blood upon the Snow (1997).
151: Saving Private Ryan (1998).
152: The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2000).
153: Nuremberg (2000).
154: To End All Wars (2001).
155: Pearl Harbor (2001).
156: Enemy at the Gates (2001).
157: Band of Brothers (2001).
158: The Pianist (2002).
159: Blind Spot (2002) and Der Untergang [Downfall] (2004).
160: The Great Raid (2005).
161: Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006).
162: The War (2007).
163: Valkyrie (2008).
164: The Pacific (2010).
165: Third Reich: The Rise & Fall (2010).
166: Military History on Film and Television: Korean War to Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
167: The Korean War.
168: The McConnell Story (1955).
169: Pork Chop Hill (1959).
170: MacArthur (1977).
171: Inchon (1981).
172: The Korean War on Television.
173: The Cold War (1945–1991).
174: The Missiles of October (1974).
175: The Atomic Café (1982).
176: Cold War (1998).
177: Thirteen Days (2000).
178: The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002).
179: The Vietnam War.
180: The Mills of the Gods: Viet Nam (1965).
181: Loin du Vietnam [Far from Vietnam] (1967).
182: La Section Anderson [The Anderson Platoon] (1967).
183: In the Year of the Pig (1968).
184: The Selling of the Pentagon (1971).
185: Hearts and Minds (1974).
186: Vietnam: A Television History (1983).
187: Television's Vietnam: The Real Story (1984).
188: The Killing Fields (1984).
189: Hamburger Hill (1987).
190: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).
191: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1988).
192: Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
193: Diên Biên Phu (1992).