Scholars from across varying discplines enjoy studying film from a historical context. Use the search box below to search across multiple databases at once. Try entering the name of a film to learn more about its historical context.
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How To: Film & Historical Context
Use the following questions to guide your understanding of historical context in film. This helps provide context for HTY 318 Modern Europe.
- What is purely fiction and what is based on acutally facts?
- What are the social themes?
- If the film is based on a book, what about the author's life helped inform the work?
- What historical events were occuring at the time that shaped the characters, and how do the characters reflect the time period?