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John Ashmead, Jr
Haverford College (Haverford, PA 19041-1392)

A Linguistic Analysis of Three Film of the American Revolution

To make detailed linguistic analyses of the three greatest movies about the American Revolution: D.W. Griffith, America (1924); John Ford, Drums Along the Mohawk (1939); and King Vidor, Northwest Passage (1940). This study will use the new linguistic methods of Christian Metz and will examine the interpretations of the Revolution these films suggest.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism; U.S. History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974