History vs. Hollywood

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History vs. Hollywood was a television show on the History Channel in the United States. On the show, experts are interviewed on the historical accuracy of a film that is based on a historical event. For example, the movie The Last Samurai was featured... read more

History vs. Hollywood was a television show on the History Channel in the United States. On the show, experts are interviewed on the historical accuracy of a film that is based on a historical event. For example, the movie The Last Samurai was featured in one episode in which military historian Geoffrey Wawro, professor of history at the University of North Texas, and director of the university's Barsanti Military History Center, compared the movie with the actual events. On the show the expert guests discuss the factual accuracy of the film as well as the everyday objects that a person of the particular time period would have seen. In some episodes an expert or the host will go on a journey to the actual historical sites depicted in the film, or interview someone who witnessed the event firsthand. In each of the more than dozen episodes both expert guests and filmmakers will discuss the historical accuracy of the film dramatized.

Original Release

01/01/2001 on HIST

Cast

# Title Air Date
4 The Last Samurai Monday, 10 November 2003
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Directors

Frankie Glass

Writers

Frankie Glass, Anne Frank

Cast

Burt Reynolds Narrator (voice)
Richard D. Zanuck Himself
Elmo Williams Himself
Burt Reynolds Narrator
Elliott Gould Himself
Tom Cruise Himself
George Segal Himself
Robert Altman Himself
Richard Fleischer Himself
Red Buttons Himself
Edward Zwick Himself
Tom Skerritt Himself
Donald Sutherland Himself
George Stevens Himself (archive footage)
David Brown Himself
Richard Todd Himself - Actor, Lt., 6th Airborne
Shelley Winters Herself
Ken Annakin Himself
John Howard Himself - Surgeon, 8209 MASH
Richard D. Zanuck Himself (as Richard Zanuck)

Producers

Editors

Bryan Richert, Scott B. Morgan, Ben Bulatao, William Miller, Paula S. Vannucci

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