Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema

ISBN-10: 0195130049
ISBN-13: 9780195130041
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in Ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. The book illustrates the continuing presence of antiquity in the most varied and influential medium of modern popular culture. The diversity of content and theoretical stances found in Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema will make this volume required reading for scholars and students interested in the presence of Greece and Rome in modern popular culture.

Contributors
Classical Myth ... Culture in the Cinema
Introduction
The Katabasis Theme in Modern Cinema
Verbal Odysseus: Narrative Strategy in the Odyssey and in the Usual Suspects
Michael Cacoyannis and Irene Papas on Greek Tragedy
Eye of the Camera, Eye of the Victim: Iphigenia by Euripides and Cacoyannis
Iphigenia: a Visual Essay
Tragic Features in John Ford's the Searchers
An American Tragedy: Chinatown
Tricksters and Typists: 9 to 5 as Aristophanic Comedy
Ancient Poetics and Eisenstein's Films
Film Sense in the Aeneid
Peter Greenaway's the Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: a Cockney Procne
The Social Ambience of Petronius' Satyricon and Fellini Satyricon
Star Wars and the Roman Empire
Teaching Classical Myth and Confronting Contemporary Myths
The Sounds of Cinematic Antiquity
Index

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