Epic Heroes on Screen

Epic Heroes on Screen

This collection looks at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. It brings together a range of perspectives on 21st century cinematic representations of heroes from the ancient world.

Author: Antony Augoustakis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474449530

Category: Civilization, Ancient, in motion pictures

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This collection looks at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. It brings together a range of perspectives on 21st century cinematic representations of heroes from the ancient world. Since 2000, numerous heroes of the ancient world have appeared on film and TV, from the mythical Hercules to leaders of the Greek and Roman worlds. Films and shows discussed in this volume range from 'Hercules' and 'The Legend of Hercules' to TV shows, 'Atlantis' and 'Supernatural,' to other biopic works influenced by the ancient hero. This book brings together a range of perspectives on 21st century cinematic representations of heroes and antiheroes from the ancient world.
Categories: Civilization, Ancient, in motion pictures

Muslim Heroes on Screen

Muslim Heroes on Screen

3–9. Milani, Farzaneh. 'On Women's Captivity in the Islamic World', Middle East Report, Number 246, Spring, 2008, pp. 40–6. Miller, Dean A. The Epic Hero (Baltimore and London: The Johns hopkins University Press, 2000). Mills, Charles.

Author: Daniel O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030741426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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If films drawing on Middle East tropes often highlight white Westerners, figures such as Sinbad and the Thief of Bagdad embody a counter-tradition of protagonists, derived from Islamic folklore and history, who are portrayed as ‘Other’ to Western audiences. In Muslim Heroes on Screen, Daniel O’Brien explores the depiction of these characters in Euro-American cinema from the silent era to the present day. Far from being mere racial masquerade, these screen portrayals are more complex and nuanced than is generally allowed, not least in terms of the shifting concepts and assumptions that inform their Muslim identity. Using films ranging from Douglas Fairbanks’ The Thief of Bagdad, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, El Cid, Kingdom of Heaven and The Message to The Wind and the Lion, O’Brien considers how the representational strategies of Western filmmakers may transcend such Muslim stereotypes as fanatic antagonists or passive victims. These figures possess a cultural significance which cannot be fully appreciated by Euro-American audiences without reference to their distinction as Muslim heroes and the implications and resonances of an Islamicized protagonist.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening Love and War in Troy Fall of a City

Screening Love and War in Troy  Fall of a City

She is the author of Elegiac Eyes: Vision in Roman Love Elegy (2011), co-author of Rome: A Sourcebook on the Ancient City (with Fanny Dolansky, 2018), and co-editor of Epic Heroes on Screen (with Antony Augoustakis, 2018).

Author: Antony Augoustakis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350144262

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This is the first volume of essays published on the television series Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One and Netflix, 2018). Covering a wide range of engaging topics, such as gender, race and politics, international scholars in the fields of classics, history and film studies discuss how the story of Troy has been recreated on screen to suit the expectations of modern audiences. The series is commended for the thought-provoking way it handles important issues arising from the Trojan War narrative that continue to impact our society today. With discussions centered on epic narrative, cast and character, as well as tragic resonances, the contributors tackle gender roles by exploring the innovative ways in which mythological female figures such as Helen, Aphrodite and the Amazons are depicted in the series. An examination is also made into the concept of the hero and how the series challenges conventional representations of masculinity. We encounter a significant investigation of race focusing on the controversial casting of Achilles, Patroclus, Zeus and other series characters with Black actors. Several essays deal with the moral and ethical complexities surrounding warfare, power and politics. The significance of costume and production design are also explored throughout the volume.
Categories: Religion

The Epic in Film

The Epic in Film

Rich in tradition despite its relatively short life span , American epic film has created a mythology through its Hollywood screen heroes almost unequaled by any other medium : from the Revolutionary War , the Civil War , immigration ...

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742555291

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

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Encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. This work argues that blockbuster and artistic are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into a nation's dreams and fears.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening Divinity

Screening Divinity

... in the Epic Tradition Kirsten Day STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen Edited by Antony Augoustakis and Monica S. Cyrino Ancient Greece on British Television Edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley Epic Heroes on Screen ...

Author: Lisa Maurice

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474425759

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Engaging with recent scholarship on film, particularly film and theology as well as classical reception, Lisa Maurice considers the gods of Greek and Roman mythology alongside the biblical God of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Categories: Performing Arts

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

... the Epic Tradition By Kirsten Day STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen Edited by Antony Augoustakis and Monica S. Cyrino Ancient Greece on British Television Edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley Epic Heroes on Screen ...

Author: Meredith E. Safran

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474440868

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Analyses of Rancière's philosophy and its potential for understanding the conversation between contemporary politics and art cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Modern Hercules

The Modern Hercules

Images of the Hero from the Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century Alastair J.L. Blanshard, Emma Stafford. an apotheosis. ... in Raucci, S. and Augoustakis, A. (eds) Epic Heroes on Screen, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Author: Alastair J.L. Blanshard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004440067

Category: History

Page: 700

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The Modern Hercules explores the reception of the ancient Greek hero Herakles – the Roman Hercules – in western culture from the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the hero’s transformations of identity and significance in a wide range of media.
Categories: History

The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture

The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture

chapter 5 Hercules' Choice: Virtue, Vice and the Hero of the Twentieth-Century Screen Emma Stafford Introduction The ... treatment in later Greek and Roman epic.2 There are, however, other sides to the hero's character, which.

Author: Eran Almagor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004347724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture, Eran Almagor and Lisa Maurice offer a collection of chapters dealing with the reception of antiquity in modern popular media, and focusing on a comparison between ancient and modern sets of values.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Designs on the Past

Designs on the Past

Screening Antiquity Series Editors: Monica S. Cyrino and Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones Screening Antiquity is a ... Greece on British Television Edited by Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley Epic Heroes on Screen Edited by Antony Augoustakis and ...

Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748675654

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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Categories: Performing Arts

Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry

Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry

He has edited several volumes, most recently, Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination (Oxford, 2019), Epic Heroes on Screen (Edinburgh, 2018), the Oxford Readings in Flavian Epic (Oxford, 2016). He is in the final stages of a ...

Author: Neil Coffee

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110602203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 485

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This collection of essays reaffirms the central importance of adopting an intertextual approach to the study of Flavian epic poetry and shows, despite all that has been achieved, just how much still remains to be done on the topic. Most of the contributions are written by scholars who have already made major contributions to the field, and taken together they offer a set of state of the art contributions on individual topics, a general survey of trends in recent scholarship, and a vision of at least some of the paths work is likely to follow in the years ahead. In addition, there is a particular focus on recent developments in digital search techniques and the influence they are likely to have on all future work in the study of the fundamentally intertextual nature of Latin poetry and on the writing of literary history more generally.
Categories: Literary Criticism