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Robespierre au cinéma anglophone

Gilchrist, Marianne



Anglophone cinema and television has generally presented a hostile image of Robespierre. It is rooted in propaganda of the Pitt era but was expanded and elaborated in the 19C by Carlyle, Lamartine, Marie Tussaud, and a number of historical novels and plays. A significant problem is that Anglophone films have not treated the Revolution on its own terms, but used it as a substitute or metaphor for Soviet or Fascist dictatorships.


Gilchrist, M. (2022). Robespierre au cinéma anglophone. [Webpage text with illustrations]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Online Publication Date Jun 28, 2022
Publication Date Jun 28, 2022
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 14, 2022
Keywords Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolution. Révolution Française, historical films, historical cinema, historical iconography, cinema
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