Big Screen Rome

ISBN-10: 1405116846

ISBN-13: 9781405116848

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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Description: Big Screen Rome is the first systematic survey of the most important and popular films from the past half century that reconstruct the image of Roman antiquity. The first systematic survey of the most important and popular recent films about Roman antiquity. Shows how cinema explores, reinvents and celebrates the spectacle of ancient Rome. Films discussed in depth include Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Ridley Scott's Gladiator and Terry Jones's Monty Python's Life of Brian. Contributes to discussions about the ongoing relevance of the classical world. Shows how contemporary film-makers use recreations of ancient history as commentaries on contemporary society. Structured in a way that makes it suitable for course use, and features issues for discussion and analysis, and reference to further bibliographic resources. Written in an energetic and engaging style.

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.13" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Monica Silveira Cyrino is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of In Pandora's Jar: Lovesickness in Early Greek Poetry (1995) and a contributor to Martin Winkler's Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell Publishing, 2004). She has appeared as an academic consultant on the television show "History vs. Hollywood" on The History Channel. She was awarded the American Philological Association's national teaching award in classics (1998-99).

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Quo Vadis (1951)
The Robe (1953)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
Cleopatra (1963)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Monty Python�s Life of Brian (1979)
History of the World, Part I: Roman Empire sequence (1981)
Gladiator (2000)
Bibliography
Index
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