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Spartacus: Film and History / Edition 1

Spartacus: Film and History / Edition 1

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by Martin M. Winkler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405131810

ISBN-13: 9781405131810

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This is the first book systematically to analyze Kirk Douglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slave revolt led by Spartacus from different historical, political, and cinematic perspectives.

  • Examines the film’s use of ancient sources, the ancient historical contexts, the political significance of the film, the history of its

Overview

This is the first book systematically to analyze Kirk Douglas’ and Stanley Kubrick’s depiction of the slave revolt led by Spartacus from different historical, political, and cinematic perspectives.

  • Examines the film’s use of ancient sources, the ancient historical contexts, the political significance of the film, the history of its censorship and restoration, and its place in film history.
  • Includes the most important passages from ancient authors’ reports of the slave revolt in translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405131810
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction (Martin M. Winkler, George Mason University).

1. Who Killed the Legend of Spartacus? Production, Censorship, and Reconstruction of Stanley Kubrick’s Epic Film (Duncan L. Cooper, Independent scholar).

2. Dalton Trumbo vs. Stanley Kubrick: The Historical Meaning of Spartacus (Duncan L. Cooper, Independent scholar).

3. Spartacus, Exodus, and Dalton Trumbo: Managing Ideologies of War (Frederick Ahl, Cornell University).

4. Spartacus: History and Histrionics (Allen M. Ward, University of Connecticut).

5. Spartacus, Rebel Against Rome (C. A. Robinson, Jr).

6. Training + Tactics = Roman Battle Success: From Spartacus: The Illustrated Story of the Motion Picture Production.

7. The Character of Marcus Licinius Crassus (W. Jeffrey Tatum, Florida State University).

8. Roman Slavery and the Class Divide: Why Spartacus Lost (Michael Parenti).

9. The Holy Cause of Freedom: American Ideals in Spartacus (Martin M. Winkler, George Mason University).

10. Spartacus and the Stoic Ideal of Death (Francisco Javier Tovar Paz, University of Extremadura).

11. “Culturally Significant and Not Just Simple Entertainment”: History and the Marketing of Spartacus (Martin M. Winkler, George Mason University).

The Principal Ancient Sources on Spartacus.

1. Plutarch, Crassus 8–11 and Pompey 21.1–2.

2. Appian, The Civil Wars 1.14.111 and 116–121.1.

3. Sallust, The Histories 3.96 and 98 (M) = 3.64 and 66 (McG).

4. Livy, Periochae 95–97.

5. Velleius Paterculus, Compendium of Roman History 2.30.5–6.

6. Florus, Epitome of Roman History 2.8 (3.20).

7. Frontinus, Strategies 1.5.20–22 and 7.6, 2.4.7 and 5.34.

8. Orosius, History against the Pagans 5.24.1–8 and 18–19.

Bibliography.

Index.

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