From Homer's "Iliad" to Hollywood Epic
Edited by Martin M. Winkler
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Troy by Martin M. Winkler
Book DescriptionThis is the first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen's epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. * The first book systematically to examine Wolfgang Petersen's epic film Troy from different archaeological, literary, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. * Examines the film's use of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan War, its presentation of Bronze-Age archaeology, and its place in film history. * Identifies the modern political overtones of the Trojan War myth as expressed in the film and explains why it found world-wide audiences. * Editor and contributors are archaeologists or classical scholars, several of whom incorporate films into their teaching and research. * Includes an annotated list of films and television films and series episodes on the Trojan War. * Contains archaeological illustrations of Troy, relevant images of ancient art, and stills from films on the Trojan War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405131827
(241mm x 165mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Martin M. Winkler
Martin M. Winkler is Professor of Classics at George Mason University. Most recently he has edited the essay collections Classical Myth and Culture in the Cinema (2001) and Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004).
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