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By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

ISBN-10: 0810881284

ISBN-13: 9780810881280

motion pictures that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of ancient figures-whether they're meant to coach or to entertain—play an important position in shaping the public's figuring out of the earlier. within the Hollywood historical past of technology and know-how, A. Bowdoin Van Riper makes a speciality of the dramatized portrayals of a specific crew of historic figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv displays. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public pictures of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technology and expertise that, jointly, they characterize. during this first in-depth research of ways ancient scientists and inventors were portrayed on display, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the monitor photos of greater than eighty old scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors lined comprise Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically by way of the subject's date of delivery, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technological know-how and expertise, examine the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with an entire record of display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for additional interpreting. The Hollywood background of technological know-how and expertise could be of curiosity to an individual all for the depiction of ancient 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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