History and film have been inextricably linked since movie pioneers first shot footage of workers leaving factory gates and trains entering stations. In tonight’s show Alex Fitch explores the nature of history as a topic for film and the use of historical footage in films. The first half of the show is a discussion with James DeCarteret, Mark Stafford and Alison Goldie about recent films that depict and / or include historical events such as Hollywoodland and Nick Broomfield’s Ghosts and then Alex discusses the genre with Dr. Toby Haggith, the head of cinema programming atÂ The Imperial WarÂ Museum in London.
[Sorry for the poor audio quality at the beginning and end – I was using unfamiliar equiptment in my lunch break at work!]
Links: The Third Australian History and Film Conference
Imperial War Museum
Originally broadcast 30th Novemebr 2006 (mp3 format, 26mb)
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