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The Epic in Film : From Myth to Blockbuster.

Author: Constantine Santas
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Constantine Santas encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. In The Epic in Film, Santas argues that 'blockbuster' and 'artistic' are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into a nation's dreams and fears. Whether you love Gone with the Wind or hate Troy, find Akira Kurosawa's films brilliant or marvel over the Matrix  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Santas, Constantine.
Epic in Film : From Myth to Blockbuster.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Santas
ISBN: 9780742578562 0742578569 1299796737 9781299796737
OCLC Number: 856869549
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Classic Epic Form; Chapter 2 The Mythological Epic; Chapter 3 The Religious Epic; Chapter 4 The Historical Epic; Chapter 5 The Women-Centered Epic; Chapter 6 The Comic Epic; Chapter 7 The Anti-Epic; Chapter 8 The Information Age Epic; Chapter 9 The International and Art House Epics; Appendix: Significant DVD Editions; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
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This book is useful for scholars looking for a discussion of epic using classic films. The Journal of Popular Culture In this new, ambitious examination of epic films, Constantine Santas artfully Read more...

 
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