5. Julia's Resistant History

Women's Historical Films in Hollywood and the Legacy of Citizen Kane

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. J. E. Smyth

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch5

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Smyth, J. E. (2013) Julia's Resistant History, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • filmmakers as historians;
  • Zinnemann's films;
  • Pentimento;
  • Hellman's veracity;
  • voice-overs;
  • Julia and “The Year of the Woman”;
  • Zinnemann's Julia;
  • social meaning


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pentimento and Its Production Contexts

  • A (Film) Historiography of Their Own?

  • Julia and Charlie

  • “The Year of the Woman”

  • References