Sunday, September 28, 2003

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The crossroads between factual history and the big screen is endlessly fascinating to the world's movie buffs and historical scholars. Here is a sampling of books that take on the subject: History Goes to the Movies: A Viewer's Guide to the Best (And Some of the Worst) Historical Films Ever Made, Joseph H. Roquemore (Main Street Books; $17.95)

Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies, Mark C. Carnes et al., editors, (Owlet; $22.50)

Reel v. Real: How Hollywood Turns Fact into Fiction, Frank Sanello (Taylor; $19.95)

The Hollywood History of the World: From One Million Years B.C. to Apocalypse Now, George MacDonald Fraser (Beech Tree Books; out of print)

Hollywood As Historian: American Film in a Cultural Context, Peter C. Rollins, editor (University Press of Kentucky; $20)

A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film, John Aberth (Routledge; $24.95)

Epic Films: Casts, Credits and Commentary on over 250 Historical Spectacle Movies, Gary A. Smith and Richard Harrison (McFarland & Co.; $49.95)

Alamo Movies, Frank T. Thompson (Republic of Texas Press; out of print)

The Europe of 1500 to 1815 on Film and Television: A Worldwide Filmography of over 2550 Works, 1895 Through 2000, Michael Klossner (McFarland & Co.; $85)




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