Hollywood in the Holy Land: Essays on Film Depictions of the Crusades and Christian-Muslim Clashes

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Nickolas Haydock, E.L. Risden
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Performing Arts - 319 pages
This collection of essays analyzes film representations of the Crusades, other medieval East/West encounters, and the modern inheritance of encounters between orientalist fantasy and apocalyptic conspiracy. From studies of the filmic representations of popular figures such as El Cid, Roland, Richard I, and Saladin to examinations of such topics as Templar romance and the role of set design, location and landscape, the essays make significant contributions to our understanding of orientalist medievalism in film. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
 

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Contents

1 Framing the West Staging the East
31
2 Homeland Security
47
3 Now Starring in the Third Crusade
97
4 SaladiNasser
123
5 La geste que Turoldus declinet
147
6 Agenda Layered Upon Agenda
161
7 El Cid
169
8 Nobody but the Other Buddy
186
9 Medieval Times
200
10 Chivalric Conspiracies
225
11 On the Border
246
12 Movie Millenarianism
269
Epilogue
290
About the Contributors
299
Index
303
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Nickolas Haydock is professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. In addition to movie medievalism and film, he also writes about medieval Scots literature. E.L. Risden is a professor of English at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He has published books and essays on medieval and Renaissance studies as well as poetry and fiction.

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