Classical Myth & Culture in the Cinema

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Martin M. Winkler
Oxford University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 350 pages
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Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema is a collection of essays presenting a variety of approaches to films set in ancient Greece and Rome and to films that reflect archetypal features of classical literature. The diversity of content and theoretical stances found in this volume will make it required reading for scholars and students interested in interdisciplinary approaches to text and image, and for anyone interested in the presence of Greece and Rome in modern popular culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Katabasis Theme in Modern Cinema
23
Narrative Strategy in the Odyssey
51
Michael Cacoyannis and Irene Papas on Greek Tragedy
72
Iphigenia
90
A Visual Essay
102
Tragic Features in John Fords The Searchers
118
Chinatown
148
Ancient Poetics and Eisensteins Films
193
Peter Greenaways The Cook The Thief His Wife
233
The Social Ambience of Petronius Satyricon
258
Star Wars and the Roman Empire
272
Teaching Classical Myth and Confronting Contemporary
291
The Sounds of Cinematic Antiquity
319
Index
339
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9 fo 5 as Aristophanic Comedy
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Martin M. Winkler is at George Mason University.

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