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Classical myth on screen / edited by Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran.

Publication:
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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x, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Mythology in motion pictures.
Civilization, Ancient, in motion pictures.
Civilization, Ancient, on television.
Contents:
Introduction: Cinemyths: classical myth on screen / Meredith E. Safran and Monica S. Cyrino
Part 1.
The hero's struggle
"Italian Stallion" meets "Breaker of Horses": Achilles and Hector in Rocky IV (1985) / Lisl Walsh
The isolated hero: Papillon (1973), Cast away (2000), and the Myth of Philoctetes / Scott A. Barnard
The limits of human knowledge: Oedipal problems in A serious man (2009) / Osman Umurhan
Orpheus in a gray flannel suit: George Nolfi's The adjustment bureau (2011) / Seán Easton
Part 2.
Fashioning the feminine
Dystopian Amazons: fantasies of patriarchy in Le Gladiatrici (1963) / Antony Augoustakis
Arya, Katniss, and Merida: empowering girls through the Amazonian archetype / Beverly J. Graf
The suspense thriller's Pygmalion complex: masculine desire in Vertigo (1958), Les Biches (1968), and Body double (1984) / Kaelie Thompson
Plastic surgery: failed Pygmalions and decomposing women in Les yeux sans visage (1960) and Bride of re-animator (1989) / Hunter H. Gardner
Part 3.
Negotiating the cosmic divide
Savior of the working man: Promethean allusions in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) / Alex McAuley
Magic, music, race: screening "Black enchantment" after Black Orpheus (1959) / Monica S. Cyrino
Re-conceiving Hercules: divine paternity and Christian Anxiety in Hercules (2005) / Meredith E. Safran
The twilight of Olympus: deicide and the end of the Greek gods / Vincent Tomasso
Part 4.
Cinemyth-making
Of marketing and men: making the cinematic Greek hero, 2010-2014 / Stacie Raucci
John Cameron Mitchell's aristophanic cinema: Hedwig and the angry inch (2001) / Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr.
Dionysus comes to Gotham: forces of disorder in The Dark Knight (2008) / David Bullen
Hypatia and Brian: early Christianity as Greek mythological drama / Anise K. Strong
Divine animation: Clash of the Titans (1981) / Dan Curley.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index.
Contributor:
Cyrino, Monica Silveira, editor.
Safran, Meredith E., 1976- editor.
ISBN:
9781137494535
1137494530
OCLC:
896687640