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Big screen Rome

Author: Monica Silveira Cyrino
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2005.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Cyrino, Monica Silveira.
Big screen Rome.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
(DLC) 2005007235
(OCoLC)58546469
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Silveira Cyrino
ISBN: 1405116838 1405116846 9781405116831 9781405116848 1405150327 9781405150323
OCLC Number: 228851517
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 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: the Roman Empire sequence (1981) --
Gladiator (2000).
Responsibility: Monica Silveira Cyrino.
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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 recrea.

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