Tag Archives: Movies

A.A. Milne, Pooh, and Christopher Robin

14 Nov

Christopher Robin Milne

With the new movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” Patrick Sauer recounts a bit of the backstory on A.A. Milne, his son, and the famous Pooh books here at the Smithsonian: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/winnie-pooh-became-household-bear-180967090

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Ken Burns, America’s best-known documentarian, explained

28 Sep

His aim is not to make us rethink American history, but, rather, to reexperience it.

So says Todd VanDerWerff in his post at Vox. Read his astute essay on Burns here: Ken Burns, America’s best-known documentarian, explained – Vox

There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever

18 Sep

A new movie sets its doomed entrepreneurs amidst 17th-century “tulipmania”—but historians of the phenomenon have their own bubble to burst. Read Lorraine Boissoneault’s report at the Smithsonian on historian Anne Goldgar’s work on tulipmania here: There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever | History | Smithsonian

Why do white writers keep making films about Indian Country?

16 Sep

Try as they might, two new films–Neither Wolf nor Dog and Wind River–can’t escape old tropes. So argues Jason Asenap in a review at High Country News here: Why do white writers keep making films about Indian Country? — High Country News

Thinking Historically and Theologically about Wonder Woman

28 Jun

Historian and self-identified Christian Beth Allison Barr provides some wonderful history and reflections on Wonder Woman here at The Anxious Bench: Wonder Woman and Complementarianism

Before Jackie Put the White House on TV, Mrs. Hoover Made Home Movies

28 Mar

Stephen Leggett of the Library Congress has a fascinating post, with film clips, of Mrs. Hoover’s color movies from the Hoover White House era: Before Jackie Put the White House on TV, Mrs. Hoover Made Home Movies | Library of Congress Blog

The keeper of Disney’s legacy, archivist Dave Smith spent 40 years preserving the history of an American icon

28 Nov

Yes, Disney has an archives–started by an alum of my own library school alma mater. Read about Dave Smith and the Disney archives here in the Los Angeles Times: The keeper of Disney’s legacy, archivist Dave Smith spent 40 years preserving the history of an American icon – LA Times

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