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Ancient Greece in film and popular culture

Author: Gideon Nisbet
Publisher: Exeter : Bristol Phhoenix Press, 2008.
Series: Greece and Rome live.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated 2. edView all editions and formats
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This revised and expanded second edition responds to new developments in the reception of Greece in contemporary popular culture, and particularly the impact of the film 300 (2006). Why, in a century of film-making, have so few versions of the story of Alexander the Great - or that of Troy's fall - made it to the big screen? In the aftermath of Gladiator (2000), with Hollywood studios rushing to revisit the ancient  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Nisbet
ISBN: 1904675123 9781904675129 9781904675785 1904675786 1904675417 9781904675419
OCLC Number: 486877665
Description: xiv, 188 p. : ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface:It's Raining Men; Epilogue: Radio Gaga; Glossary; Suggestions for Further Reading (and Viewing); Index / The Dog in the Night-time; Acknowledgements; A Note on Terminology 1. Socrates' Excellent Adventure 2. Mythconceptions 3. Wars of the Successors 4. 2007.
Series Title: Greece and Rome live.
Responsibility: Gideon Nisbet.
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Why, in a century of film-making, have so few versions of the story of Alexander the Great - or that of Troy's fall - made it to the big screen? This title responds to developments in the reception  Read more...

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