AC231 Bounties of History

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The Bounties of History AC 231 Fall 2005 Sept 20 and 22
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Overview The three renditions of the famous “Mutiny” on the HMS Bounty” historical event provides us with cinematic and narrative material to consider the vexed and often contested processes of constructing coherent and compelling narratives of the past for cultural and political purposes.
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Outline I. Overview II. Three Subjects/Issues 1. Realism 1. Similarities/Differences: Academic History and Cinematic Realism 1. Truth Claims III. Terms to Know in Giannetti, ch. 3
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1. Realism A. Recall Douglass’ observation about early cinema in the Pacific: coincidence of American and Australian cameramen shooting film in different parts of the Pacific; prefigured the fact that the US and Australia would play the lead roles in the development of the industry in the Pacific (history of the South Seas Genre) the early and pervasiveness of the twin obsessions with exotica and realism in Pacific films.
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B. Realism Defined from the floor
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