U.S. History in Film

Prof. McClurken’s HIST 329 — Fall 2008

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Class Films

Pocahontas (1995)

Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Patriot (2000)

Amistad (1997)

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Glory (1989)

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Matewan (1987)

Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Long Walk Home (1990)

Reefer Madness (1938)

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

All the President’s Men (1976)

Available as project topics

1776 (1972)–Jason Ward

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

The Alamo (1960, 2004)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apollo 13 (1995)– Kellye S.

Beloved (1998)

Black Robe (1991)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) — Elle W.

Casualties of War (1989)

Citizen Kane (1941)

The Color Purple (1985)

Coming Home (1978)

Dances With Wolves (1990)– Katherine S.

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Dr. Strangelove (1964)– Mallory C.

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

Forrest Gump (1994)– Ashley W.

The Front Page (1931)

Full Metal Jacket (1987) — James D.

Gettysburg (1993)

Gods and Generals (2003)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)– Shannon H.

The Green Berets (1968)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)–Wesley W.

Heaven and Earth (1993)

Hester Street (1975) [May be hard to find]

Jesse James (1940)

JFK (1991)– Cash N.

Little Women (1994, 1949, 1933 versions)

The Longest Day (1962)

Malcolm X (1992)– Ashley S.

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1957)

M*A*S*H* (1970)

Memphis Belle (1990)

The Men (1950)

Mississippi Burning (1988)

The Molly Maguires (1970)

Norma Rae (1979)

Nixon (1995)

Patton (1970)– Jonathan B.

Pearl Harbor (2001)– Christine W.

Platoon (1986)

PT 109 (1963)

Reds (1981)

Right Stuff (1983)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)– Mary Beth C.

Scarlet Letter (1995) — Sarah R.

The Searchers (1956)– Bryan M.

Sergeant York (1941)

Sounder (1972)–Whitney H.

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

Tea and Sympathy (1956)

They Died With Their Boots On (1942)

Thin Red Line (1998)

Wall Street (1987)–Amanda R.

We Were Soldiers (2002)

The Untouchables (1987)– Juliann B.

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Recent Films & Tentative Approvals (may be harder to find sufficient scholarly work on them)

13 Days (2000) — Kelly W.

Bobby (2006)

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Cinderella Man (2005)–David F.

The Crucible (1996) — Lauren H.

Flags of our Fathers (2006)

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)–Ashley W.

The Men (1950) — Jackie R.

The New World (2005)

World Trade Center (2006)

Zodiac (2007)–Matt

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