Classics on screen: ancient Greece and Rome on film

Blanshard, Alastair J. L. and Shahabudin, Kim Classics on screen: ancient Greece and Rome on film. London, UK: Bristol Classical Press, 2011.

Author Blanshard, Alastair J. L.
Shahabudin, Kim
Title Classics on screen: ancient Greece and Rome on film
Place of Publication London, UK
Publisher Bristol Classical Press
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780715637241
071563724X
Language eng
Total number of pages 264
Abstract/Summary Cinema loves Greece and Rome. Hollywood epics, animated movies, avant-garde features - all have turned to classical antiquity for inspiration. On the silver screen, we see a world of virtuous Christians, depraved pagans, gladiators, charioteers, Spartan warriors, and muscle-bound demigods - a potent mix of sex, violence and art. So pervasive are these images that this cinematic output dominates the public understanding of the ancient world. Through analysis of ten influential films, this book examines the representation of Greece and Rome in both popular and art-house cinema, arranged by cinematic genre. Key scenes are discussed and each film is located in its historical context.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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