Tag Archives: Movies

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

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

21 Nov

In his new film, “Silence,” Martin Scorsese returns to a subject that has animated his entire life’s work and that also sparked his career’s greatest controversy: the nature of faith. Paul Elie writes of Scorsese’s “passion” in the New York Times here: The Passion of Martin Scorsese – The New York Times

A Holocaust Historian’s Trial Hits the Big Screen

3 Oct

Deborah E. Lipstadt, a historian at Emory University, talks about a new movie, Denial, based on her experience of being sued by a Holocaust denier and defeating him in court: A Holocaust Historian’s Trial Hits the Big Screen – The Chronicle of Higher Education

BASED (EVER SO LOOSELY) ON A “TRUE STORY”—MATHEW MCCONAGHY AND THE “FREE STATE OF JONES”

28 Jun

Historian and evangelical Robert Tracy McKenzie here offers a very thoughtful review of a new “historical” film, with the added bonus of some reflections on the love/hate relationship many/most of us historians have with historical films: BASED (EVER SO LOOSELY) ON A “TRUE STORY”—MATHEW MCCONAGHY AND THE “FREE STATE OF JONES” | Faith and History

Jesse Owens, American Hero

20 Feb

Archivist Netisha Currie concisely summarizes the significance of black athlete Jesse Owens in connection with the release of the film about him: Race.

Source: Jesse Owens, American Hero | Rediscovering Black History

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