Contents

Notes on contributors page vii

Acknowledgements x Introduction: memory and popular film

Paul Grainge 1

Part I Public history, popular memory 21

1 A white man's country: Yale's Chronicles of

America Roberta E. Pearson 23

2 Civic pageantry and public memory in the silent era commemorative film: The Pony Express at the Diamond Jubilee Heidi Kenaga 42

3 'Look behind you!': memories of cinema-going in the 'Golden Age' of Hollywood

Sarah Stubbings 65

4 Raiding the archive: film festivals and the revival of Classic Hollywood Julian Stringer 81

Part II The politics of memory 97

5 The articulation of memory and desire: from Vietnam to the war in the Persian Gulf

John Storey 99

6 The movie-made Movement: civil rites of passage Sharon Monteith 120

7 Prosthetic memory: the ethics and politics of memory in an age of mass culture

Alison Landsberg 144

8 'Forget the Alamo': history, legend and memory in

John Sayles' Lone Star Neil Campbell 162

Part III Mediating memory 181

9 'Mortgaged to music': new retro movies in 1990s Hollywood cinema Philip Drake 183

10 Colouring the past: Pleasantville and the textuality of media memory Paul Grainge 202

11 Memory, history and digital imagery in contemporary film Robert Burgoyne 220

12 Postcinema/Postmemory Jeffrey Pence 237 Index 257

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