Troy: From Homer's Iliad to Hollywood Epic / Edition 1by Martin M. Winkler
Pub. Date: 07/03/2006
This is the first book to examine systematically Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. The collection addresses the most important aspects of the film: its use of Homer’s Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, its modern/i>/i>/i>… See more details below
This is the first book to examine systematically Wolfgang Petersen’s epic film Troy from archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. The collection addresses the most important aspects of the film: its use of Homer’s Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, its modern political overtones, and its place in film history with regard to both previous epics on the Trojan War and the director’s own earlier work.
The book explains why, despite or perhaps because of the liberties the film takes with ancient myth, literature, and archaeology, Troy has found huge worldwide audiences. For those who wish to explore the subject further, the book includes an annotated list of feature films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War.
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Table of Contents
List of Plates.
Notes on Contributors.
1 Was There a Trojan War? Troy Between Fiction and Archaeological Evidence.
(Manfred O. Korfmann).
2 From Homer’s Troy to Petersen’s Troy. (Joachim Latacz).
3 The Iliad and the Cinema. (Martin M. Winkler).
4 The Story of Troy Through the Centuries. (Georg Danek).
5 Viewing Troy: Authenticity, Criticism, Interpretation. (Jon Solomon).
6 Troy and the Role of the Historical Advisor. (J. Lesley Fitton).
7 From Greek Myth to Hollywood Story: Explanatory. (Kim Shahabudin).
8 The Fate of Troy. (Stephen Scully).
9 Helen of Troy. (Monica S. Cyrino).
10 Briseis in Homer, Ovid, and Troy. (Alena Allen).
11 Troy and Memorials of War. (Frederick Ahl).
12 The Realist Politics of Troy. (Robert J. Rabel).
13 The Trojan War on the Screen: An Annotated. (Martin M. Winkler).
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