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By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

ISBN-10: 0810881284

ISBN-13: 9780810881280

movies that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of old 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 background of technological know-how and know-how, A. Bowdoin Van Riper specializes in the dramatized portrayals of a specific staff of historic figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv displays. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public photos of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technology and expertise that, jointly, they symbolize. during this first in-depth research of ways old scientists and inventors were portrayed on display, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and comprises essays at the display pictures 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 through the subject's date of start, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technological know-how and expertise, learn 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 could be of curiosity to an individual excited about the depiction of old occasions and ancient figures in movie and tv, and to a person attracted to the general public knowing of technological know-how and technology.

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