Talk: 0114 Learning History through Movies Pt2 - Friday January 14, 2022 @ 5 pm - Sold Out
Presentation on the 2nd floor Terrace. Face mask required. Socially distanced seating provided.
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Title of presentation: Learning History through Movies Part 2
Presenter: Mark Jacobs
Date: Friday, January 14 @ 5 pm : Part 1
This is a two-part presentation over two consecutive nights (part 2 on January 14). Attendees need not attend both sessions, but it is recommended to do so.
This will be essentially an illustrated lecture, using a variation of the technique used by PBS and History Channel documentaries: reenactments intercut with expert talking heads. Except here, the movie is the reenactment, and Mark will be the talking head. Mark will walk you through the movie using virtually every appropriate detail, providing historical context, explaining historical references, pointing out pertinent cinematic devices, and even occasionally tossing-in a tidbit of Hollywood gossip.
For this presentation the movie is The New World written and directed by Terence Malick. It tells the story of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas, and the beginning of British America. It’s 3 hour length will require two nights. It is, quite simply, one of the finest films ever made.
Mark Jacobs authored the book, A History of the U.S. in 20 Movies: an All
Movie History Course (available on Amazon) that required expertise in film history and production as well as extensive knowledge of American history. In the early Eighties, Mark wrote, directed, produced, and edited a low-budget, independent feature film Twisted Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (available on You Tube). Then, starting in the Nineties, Mark was a history teacher for nearly twenty years.
Important Event Information:
Your reservation will only guarantee you a seat up until the start time of the presentation. After that time, your seat may be forfeited without refund. Starting 5 minutes after the start of presentation, seats may be offered to person(s) in attendance on the waiting list.
This presentation will take place on the 2nd floor terrace of the Library. Seating in the salon will be made available for those unable to access the terrace. The presentation will be video stream for those in the salon. Please notify the office at least a week in advance for salon seating. Face Masks must be worn at all times. Attendees will be requested to maintain social distancing