The sensual experience generated by the diegetic film allows the comprehension of the narrated event to frame the representation practiced in film. In a similar vein, the historiography of the historical diegetic film transmits its perspective of the historical event it represents to the audience through its sensual experience.Exploring the significance of mainstream film's practice of historical representations, this book focuses on the shift of the historiography of World War II in Hollywood films. Adopting a comparative study, it discusses World War II films made during the Bush administration after 9/11 and those produced during the presidency campaign period of Obama.
Deniz Gurgen is a Lecturer on Film Theory and Film Practice in the Department of Film and TV at Bahcesehir University, Turkey. She has an MA degree on the historiographical performance of the mainstream diegetic film, and is currently conducting PhD research on the same field. Her contemporary work in film practice focuses on documentary filmmaking. She recently directed a documentary series titled Pikolo, Pikolo II, funded by the International Labor Organization.