Medieval History on Film

Medieval History on Film

The film is called Robin Hood (2010) In your review, please reflect on how the filmmakers have depicted the medieval world. Reflect the extent to which you believe historical accuracy is necessary in a film. Is accuracy necessary if the underlying goal is to make the narrative and characters socially & culturally relevant to a modern audience? How does the filmmaker?s depiction of the medieval world contribute to the narrative? You must use at least one of the sources listed below on medievalism in your review & footnote it accordingly. You are also welcome to use any other sources you wish in your review. Sources on Medievalism: David Marshall, ?Introduction: The Medievalism of Popular Culture? (online via Moodle) Richart Burt, ?Getting Schmedieval: Of Manuscript & Film Prologues, Paratexts, and Parodies? Exemplaria, 19:2 (Summer, 2007), pp. 217-242 (online via Moodle) Any article from Volume 25:3 of The Public Historian (Summer 2003) including (online via Stauffer): £ Ann Marie Plane, ?Historians Behind the Camera? £ Shelley Bookspan, ?History, Historians, and Visual Entertainment Media: Towards a Rapprochement? £ Simon Schama, ?Fine-Cutting Clio? £ Daniel Blake Smith, ?The (Un)Making of a Historical Drama: A Historian/Screenwriter Confronts Hollywood? £ Natalie Zemon Davis, ?Movie or Monograph? A Historian/Filmmaker?s Perspective? £ Vivien Ellen Rose & Julie Corley, ?A Trademark Approach to the Past: Ken Burns, the Historical Profession, and Assessing Popular Presentations of the Past? £ Robert Rosenstone, ?The Reel Joan of Arc: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of the Historical Film? £ Robert Toplin, ?Cinematic History: Where Do We Go From Here?? £ Gerald Herman, ?Creating The Twenty-First Century ?Historian for all Seasons” This course is called Middle Ages, and the film that you will be doing your coursework on is “Robin Hood”, you have to watch this film and relate it to Medievalism. What you have to precisely write is already written above. Also do not forget to include one of the sources from above as well. This is mandatory. Thank you


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