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By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

movies that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of historic figures-whether they're meant to coach or to entertain—play an important position in shaping the public's knowing of the previous. within the Hollywood background of technological know-how and know-how, A. Bowdoin Van Riper makes a speciality of the dramatized portrayals of a selected 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 photographs of specific scientists and inventors, and the information approximately technology and know-how that, jointly, they symbolize. during this first in-depth learn of the way historical scientists and inventors were portrayed on display, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and comprises essays at the monitor photos of greater than eighty ancient scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors lined contain Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically by means of the subject's date of start, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technology and know-how, learn the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with a whole record of display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for additional examining. The Hollywood background of technology and expertise should be of curiosity to someone interested by the depiction of old occasions and old figures in movie and tv, and to someone drawn to the general public realizing of technology and technology.

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