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The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy

Author: Martha W Driver; Sid Ray
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes." "This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Medieval hero on screen.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004
(OCoLC)607344103
Online version:
Medieval hero on screen.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2004
(OCoLC)607788932
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha W Driver; Sid Ray
ISBN: 0786419261 9780786419265
OCLC Number: 55738214
Description: viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Historicity and authenticity in medieval film / Martha W. Driver --
Heroism and alienation through language in The lord of the rings / David Salo --
Authenticating realism in medieval film / William F. Woods --
Shirley Temple and the Guys and dolls of the round table / Kevin J. Harty --
Boys to men : medievalism and masculinity in Star wars and E.T., the extra-terrestrial / Tom Henthorne --
Girls on film : medieval virginity in the cinema / Anke Bernau --
Chivalric virtues in female form : Crouching tiger, hidden dragon's Wudan warrior princess as medieval hero / Diana E. Slampyak --
Not your typical knight : the emerging on-screen defender / Susan Butvin Sainato --
The hagiography of steel : the hero's weapon and its place in pop culture / Carl James Grindley --
The way of the wizard : reflections of Merlin on film / Michael A. Torregrossa --
Hard day's knights : First knight, A knight's tale, and Black knight / Caroline Jewers --
Oh, what a lovely war! Joan of Arc on screen / Edward Benson --
The hero in the classroom / John M. Ganim.
Responsibility: edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray ; with a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum.
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