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By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

motion pictures that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of ancient figures-whether they're meant to teach or to entertain—play an important function in shaping the public's realizing of the prior. within the Hollywood historical past of technology and know-how, A. Bowdoin Van Riper makes a speciality of the dramatized portrayals of a specific staff of ancient figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv displays. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public photographs of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technology and expertise that, jointly, they characterize. during this first in-depth learn of ways ancient scientists and inventors were portrayed on display, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the display photos of greater than eighty old scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors coated comprise Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically by means of the subject's date of delivery, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technology and know-how, study the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with an entire checklist of monitor portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for extra analyzing. The Hollywood historical past of technological know-how and expertise may be of curiosity to somebody considering the depiction of historic occasions and historic figures in movie and tv, and to a person attracted to the general public figuring out of technology and technology.

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