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The epic in film : from myth to blockbuster

Author: Constantine Santas
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Epic in Film, Constantine Santas argues that "blockbuster" and "artistic" are not mutually exclusive terms and, perhaps more importantly, that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into the dreams and fears of a nation, and sometimes those of the human race. Why do we see dozens and dozens of films based on the King Arthur legend? Why would a presidential hopeful borrow the phrase  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Santas, Constantine.
Epic in film.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008
(OCoLC)649073814
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Santas
ISBN: 9780742555280 0742555283 9780742555297 0742555291
OCLC Number: 104884687
Description: ix, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The classic epic form --
The mythological epic --
The religious epic --
The historical epic --
The women-centered epic --
The comic epic --
The anti-epic --
The information age epic --
The international and art house epic --
Appendix : significant DVD editions.
Responsibility: Constantine Santas.
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Encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. This work argues that blockbuster and artistic are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently  Read more...

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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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