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Hollywood's ancient worlds

Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2008.
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Few genres have been subject to such critical scorn as the Ancient World epic. Yet, they have regularly achieved huge box office success. This book tells the history of the Ancient World epic from the silent screen successes of Intolerance and The King of Kings through the 'golden age of the epic' in the 1950s (Quo Vadis, Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Cleopatra etc) through to the 1990s revival with Gladiator, its successors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richards, Jeffrey.
Hollywood's ancient worlds.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2008
(DLC) 2008300718
(OCoLC)222162443
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 9780826435385 0826435386
OCLC Number: 676698591
Description: 1 online resource (227 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: The ancient world : the nineteenth-century context --
The birth of the ancient world epic in the cinema --
The 1950s and 1960s : the Roman empire --
The 1950s and 1960s : the Bible --
The 1950s and 1960s : Greece and Egypt --
The ancient world revival.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Richards.

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Tells the history of the Ancient World epic from the silent screen successes of "Intolerance" and "The King of Kings" through the 'golden age of the epic' in the 1950s through to the 1990s revival  Read more...

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'...especially good on where these films come from, blending the history of art, theatre and cinematography with a lightness of touch that brings a serious message to the anecdotal...' History Today, Read more...

 
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