Eric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge

Apr 30, 2019

The United States Constitution in Film

Part of Our National Culture

Lexington Books 2018

purchase at bookshop.org The U.S. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires. The United States Constitution in Film: Part of Our National Culture (Lexington Books, 2018) examines several different areas of the Constitution to illuminate how films in each area have tried to engage the document and teach the viewer something about it. Beginning with the first three articles, followed by reviews of various amendments, Eric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge describe how filmmakers deal with these legal issues, as well as their success or failure to properly illustrate the actual constitutional concepts.

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