By Karen Bloom Gevirtz

This booklet analyzes early twenty-first century movie and television’s fascination with representing the Anglo-American eighteenth century. Grounded in cultural stories, movie stories, and variation conception, the book examines how those works represented the eighteenth century to appease anxieties approximately values, structures, and associations at first of a brand new millennium. the 1st chapters show how movies like Gulliver’s Travels (2010) or the remake of Poldark (2015) use historical past to set up the direct courting among the eighteenth century and the twenty-first. the ultimate chapters learn pairs of productions for the way they handle and legit diversified elements of up to date ideology akin to attitudes towards race and gender, or the relationship among technological and social progress.

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