Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$52.25
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$41.25
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.32
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $3.32   
  • New (4) from $35.24   
  • Used (13) from $3.32   

Overview


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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A fascinating satura lanx: a collection of essays which provides the reader with a very valuable diversity of approaches.... This book must be considered a crucial and innovative contribution to the fields of classical philology, comparative literature, and film analysis; and, at the same time, pleasant reading for a larger public interested in cinema and literature.... The innovative value and the extraordinary quality of the book show the vitality of classical tradition in contemporary culture and the hermeneutic importance of the 'fusion between past and present.'"--Classical World

"One of the most striking interpretative studies of cinematic texts.... In his valuable and well-structured introduction Martin M. Winkler describes the theoretical background and history of Film Philology.... A rewarding and engaging collection of varied essays on classics and cinema covering discussions of common patterns and motifs in non-classical films as well as the interpretation of ancient text from the perspective of cinema...and film criticism.... This informative collection is helpful for both classicists with an interest in film philology and film criticism and for film-literate readers with an interest in classical themes, inducing them to watch a particular film again and to think anew about it."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"Intertextual readings enrich our appreciation of the films, but these essays also offer new ways to interpret the ancient texts.... [Winkler's] deliberate selection of the widest possible cross section of approaches to the interface of classical culture and cinema ensures that the reader will find something among the diverse essays to inspire new readings and fresh insights in film and ancient text alike."--Amphora

Praise for the previous edition: "The collection bears testimony to the fruitful possibilities of combining 'ancient' knowledge with cinematic perspectives.... There are pleasures to mine [here]."--Film Quarterly

"Lively, often meticulously researched, well-structured, and--not least of its virtues--unpredictable."--The Classical Review

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195130041
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/21/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 950,891
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George Mason University
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction 3
I The Katabasis Theme in Modern Cinema 23
II Verbal Odysseus: Narrative Strategy in the Odyssey and in The Usual Suspects 51
III Michael Cacoyannis and Irene Papas on Greek Tragedy 72
IV Eye of the Camera, Eye of the Victim: Iphigenia by Euripides and Cacoyannis 90
V Iphigenia: A Visual Essay 102
VI Tragic Features in John Ford's The Searchers 118
VII An American Tragedy: Chinatown 148
VIII Tricksters and Typists: 9 to 5 as Aristophanic Comedy 172
IX Ancient Poetics and Eisenstein's Films 193
X Film Sense in the Aeneid 219
XI Peter Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover: A Cockney Procne 233
XII The Social Ambience of Petronius' Satyricon and Fellini Satyricon 258
XIII Star Wars and the Roman Empire 272
XIV Teaching Classical Myth and Confronting Contemporary Myths 291
XV The Sounds of Cinematic Antiquity 319
Index 339
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)