Double Feature 1 Paper

HI 231  Hollywood History

May 2010



For this 2-3 page paper, use your notes from The 300 Spartans and 300, and the readings from Natalie Zemon Davis, Herodotus, and Robert Brent Toplin. 



The question I want you to explore is the idea of historical authenticity and how it relates to these two films about the Battle of Thermopylae.  Are there elements that make these films historically authentic?  Do you think each generation has its own standards of historical authenticity or understands these standards differently?  Can you argue that one film version is more historically authentic than the other?  There is no right or wrong answer here.  I want to see how you can talk about the concept of historical authenticity, the films we have watched, and the readings we have done so far.  What kind of connections can you make?



To cite sources, use Turabian style.  This means footnotes and a bibliography [not counted as your 2-3 pages].  If you are unsure of the style, check the Library website, go to the Writing Lab in Pathways, or talk to the instructor.




Number your pages and give them one-inch margins.  Use a reasonable 12 point font and double space.  You may double side your paper.


Due at the beginning of class on Thursday May 6.