Cinema Arthuriana: Twenty Essays / Edition 2

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The revised edition of the 1991 publication contain 21 essays, of which four are in their original 1991 form, eleven are completely revised, and six are new to this edition. The new essays critique recent films, including the television movie of The Mists of Avalon. Among the contributors, all Arthur enthusiasts, are some academics; Harty teaches English at La Salle U. in Philadelphia. The volume includes a complete filmography and lengthy bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The revised edition of the 1991 publication contain 21 essays, of which four are in their original 1991 form, eleven are completely revised, and six are new to this edition. The new essays critique recent films, including the television movie of . Among the contributors, all Arthur enthusiasts, are some academics; Harty teaches English at La Salle U. in Philadelphia. The volume includes a complete filmography and lengthy bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786413447
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/23/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
The Contributors 3
1 Cinema Arthuriana: An Overview 7
2 Mythopoeia in Excalibur 34
3 Fire, Water, Rock: Elements of Setting in John Boorman's Excalibur and Steve Barron's Merlin 44
4 Morgan and the Problem of Incest 54
5 An Enemy in Our Midst: The Black Knight and the American Dream 64
6 Tortilla Flat and the Arthurian View 71
7 The Retreat from Camelot: Adapting Bernard Malamud's The Natural to Film 80
8 Cinematic American Camelots Lost and Found: The Film Versions of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and George Romero's Knightriders 96
9 The Ironic Tradition in Four Arthurian Films 110
10 Two Films That Sparkle: The Sword in the Stone and Camelot 118
11 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Madness with a Definite Method 127
12 Not Dead Yet: Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the Twenty-first Century 136
13 The Arthurian Legend in French Cinema: Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac and Eric Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois 149
14 From Stage to Screen: The Dramatic Compulsion in French Cinema and Denis Llorca's Les Chevaliers de la table ronde (1990) 163
15 Blank, Syberberg, and the German Arthurian Tradition 177
16 Gawain on Film (The Remake): Thames Television Strikes Back 185
17 Will the "Reel" Mordred Please Stand Up? Strategies for Representing Mordred in American and British Arthurian Film 199
18 Filming the Tristan Myth 211
19 Fable and Poesie in Cocteau's L'Eternel Retour (1943) 220
20 Arms and Armor in Arthurian Films 235
21 Cinema Arthuriana: A Comprehensive Filmography and Bibliography 252
Index 303
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