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Film and the classical epic tradition

Author: Joanna Paul
Publisher: Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Paul explores the relationship between films set in the ancient world and the classical epic tradition, arguing that there is a connection between the genres. Through this careful consideration of how epic manifests itself through different periods and cultures, we learn how cinema makes a claim to be a modern vehicle for a very ancient tradition.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Paul
ISBN: 9780199542925 0199542929
OCLC Number: 840879849
Description: x, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Surveying the epic tradition in literature and film --
Homer on the silver screen --
The cinematic Argonautica --
The dynamics of the epic tradition in The fall of the Roman Empire and Gladiator --
Spartacus : identifying a cinematic epic hero --
'The biggest epic yet" : spectacle and Ben-Hur --
Epic audiences --
'Makes Ben-Hur look like an epic" : cinematic parody and the clasical epic tradicion.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: Joanna Paul.
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