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The epic film in world culture

Author: Robert Burgoyne
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: AFI film readers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burgoyne
ISBN: 9780415990172 0415990173 9780415990189 0415990181 9780203927472 0203927478
OCLC Number: 318418797
Description: xii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Spectacle. 'This is Sparta!': the reinvention of the epic in Zach Snyder's 300 / Monica Silveira Cyrino --
'Philip never saw Babylon': 360 degree vision and the historical epic in the digital era / Kirsten Thompson --
Heroic chivalry, heroic sacrifice: 'martial arthouse' as epic cinema / Leon Hunt --
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Bare life and sovereignty in Gladiator / Robert Burgoyne --
Center and periphery --
Rise of the rest: globalizing epic cinema / Dina Iordanova --
Signs of the times: the semiotics of time and event in Sirk's Sign of the pagan / Bettina Bildhauer --
The fall of the Roman Empire: on space and allegory / Tom Conley --
An Italianmade spectacle film dubbed in English: cultural distinctions, national cinema and the critical reception of the postwar historical epic / Mark Jancovich --
Red cliff: the Chinese-language epic and diasporic Chinese spectators / Ruby Cheung --
Remembering the nation. Passing through nightmares: Cecil B. DeMille's The plainsman and the epic discourse in New Deal America / Philip Wagner --
Epos indigenized: the New Zealand wars film from Rudall Hayward to Vincent Ward / Bruce Babington --
The family epic. Epic melodrama, or cine-maps of the global South / Bhaskar Sarkar --
Black blood: There will be blood / Anne Gselvik --
The body in the epic. The monstrous epic: deciphering Mel Gibson's The passion of the Christ / Alison Griffiths --
Reading the black body in epic cinema / Saer Ba.
Series Title: AFI film readers.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Burgoyne.
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