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Toplin, Robert Brent 1940-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 8,438 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Television adaptations  Anthology television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.H5, 973.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Brent Toplin
Ken Burns's The Civil War : historians respond by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ken Burns's the Civil War brings together detractors, supporters, and Ken Burns himself in a volume that will inspire readers to look again at this ... documentary, at the way television shows history, and at the Civil War itself"--Jacket
History by Hollywood : the use and abuse of the American past by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Stone's USA : film, history, and controversy by Oliver Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings Stone face-to-face with some of his critics and supporters and allows Stone himself ample room to respond to their views. These writers critique Stone's most contested films to show how they may distort, amplify, or transcend the historical realities they appear to depict. Their essays enlarge our understanding of Stone's films, while also giving us a fuller appreciation of the filmmaker as artist and intellectual."--Jacket
Slavery and race relations in Latin America by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unchallenged violence : an American ordeal by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reel history : in defense of Hollywood by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author makes an argument for clemency in judging Hollywood's interpretations of history and thoroughly investigates its serious limitations and opportunities to construe history
The abolition of slavery in Brazil by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 : how one film divided a nation by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heat of the 2004 presidential election campaign, no single work of speechmaking, writing, or media production fueled the fiery debate over George W. Bush's leadership as much as Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Certainly, no American documentary film ever provoked as much political controversy." "A noted film scholar now offers a much-needed appraisal of both the film and the furor surrounding it. Robert Brent Toplin first examines the development of Moore's ideas and the evolution of his filmmaking, then dissects Fahrenheit 9/11 and explores the many disagreements about the movie's truthfulness. Toplin considers the ways in which Moore based his arguments on a diverse array of "primary sources," many of which had received scant attention in the mainstream media - including the notorious seven-minute "Pet Goat" video depicting President Bush, either deliberately calm or paralyzed, in a Florida classroom on being told of the 9/11 attacks. Finally, Toplin considers the movie's impact, noting that some enthusiasts of the film thought it would help Democrats in the 2004 elections while others argued that Moore's strident approach to issues would turn off swing voters and contribute to a Republican victory." "Toplin's study shows that Michael Moore's film did more than shake up a nation; it also made an indelible contribution to the esteemed tradition of agenda-driven cinema. Especially in the light of the added weight given some of Moore's views by subsequent events, Toplin's book should encourage a new appreciation of Fahrenheit 9/11 and its impact."--Jacket
Freedom and prejudice : the legacy of slavery in the United States and Brazil by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood as mirror : changing views of "outsiders" and "enemies" in American movies( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical conservatism : the right's political religion by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering a roadmap of the radical right's emergence over the past half century, Toplin reveals how enthusiasm for a conservative "faith" helped to erect a bully pulpit in an increasingly powerful political church."--Jacket
History by Hollywood : screening the American past by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This newly updated edition of History by Hollywood explores the question of what happens to history when Hollywood filmmakers get their hands on it. With a fresh look at recent films and television productions such as Titanic, Pearl Harbor, The Patriot, and John Adams, Robert Brent Toplin examines how filmmakers have interpreted American history through their movies." "Toplin discusses how writers, producers, and directors become involved in making historical films, what influences their interpretations of the past, and the responses they make to the controversies their works excite. With a realistic appreciation of the challenges filmmakers face, he effectively measures the strengths and weaknesses of Hollywood's presentation of history in the films Mississippi Burning, JFK, Sergeant York, Missing, Bonnie and Clyde, Patton, All the President's Men, and Norma Rae."--Jacket
The movement for the abolition of slavery in Brazil, 1880-1888 by Robert Brent Toplin( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film "Nixon" as history & commentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disscussion on how motion pictures portray history. Focuses on Oliver Stone's film "Nixon," its historical accuracy and its commentary on American culture
American history through film( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of B'nai Israel Synagogue : prepared in celebration of the 81st anniversary of the congregation, November 3, 1984 by N.C.) B'nai Israel Synagogue (Wilmington( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi burning by Robert Brent Toplin( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Āmrı̄kā-yi Ulı̄vir Stun : Sı̄namā, tārı̄kh, va munāẓirah( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Persian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om filminstruktøren, Oliver Stone og om hans værker. En diskussion om relationen mellem Stone's værker og politiske personer
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery
 
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Ken Burns's The Civil War : historians respond
Alternative Names
Brent-Toplin, Robert 1940-

Toplin, Robert B.

Toplin, Robert B. 1940-

Languages
English (138)

Persian (1)

Covers
History by Hollywood : the use and abuse of the American pastOliver Stone's USA : film, history, and controversyUnchallenged violence : an American ordealReel history : in defense of HollywoodMichael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 : how one film divided a nationFreedom and prejudice : the legacy of slavery in the United States and BrazilHollywood as mirror : changing views of "outsiders" and "enemies" in American moviesRadical conservatism : the right's political religion