By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

ISBN-10: 0810881284

ISBN-13: 9780810881280

movies 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 figuring out of the prior. within the Hollywood historical past of technological know-how and expertise, A. Bowdoin Van Riper makes a speciality of the dramatized portrayals of a specific crew of historic 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 technological know-how and expertise that, jointly, they symbolize. during this first in-depth examine of ways old scientists and inventors were portrayed on reveal, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the display photos of greater than eighty ancient scientists, inventors, engineers, and clinical researchers. The contributors lined contain Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically by way of the subject's date of beginning, 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 display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for extra examining. The Hollywood background of technological know-how and know-how might be of curiosity to somebody enthusiastic about the depiction of ancient 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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