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n Historia - Die gedaante van die historiese feit op film : 'n sintese tussen waarheid en verdigsel

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
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Abstract

Die filmbedryf het nog altyd 'n passie vir glans gehad. Gevolglik word selde toegelaat dat die waarheid met 'n goeie storie inmeng. In die artikel word verduidelik hoe die geskiedenis deur die filmbedryf gekleur is. 'n Verskeidenheid temas word aangespreek. Onder meer word Suid-Afrikaanse films, films met Suid-Afrika as tema, oorlog, vrede, historiese figure, politiek en sosiale tendense bespreek. Die gevolgtrekking word gemaak dat daar tans 'n tendens is om die geskiedenis te skryf, lank voordat dit gebeur het. Deur die historiese gebeure vooruit te loop, koop filmmakers in werklikheid die verhaal. Die vraag bly: Wat is waar en wat is vals?

The film making industry has always had a passion for glitter. Consequently it would seldom let truth stand in the way of a good story. In the article there is an explanation of how history has been coloured in by the film industry. A variety of themes, ranging from South African films, films dealing with South Africa, war, peace, historical figures, politics and social trends are discussed. By means of references to films, from the beginning of the twentieth century up to the present, there are indications that a wealth of historical information is hidden in the medium of film. The conclusion is made that nowadays there are attempts at recording history before it even happened. By recording the event of historical significance the film makers in fact buy the rights to that story. The question however persists: How much is true and how much is false?

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2016-12-11

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