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Ancient Greek women in film / edited by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos.

Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series:
Classical Presences
Classical presences
Classical Presences
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (391 p.)
Subjects:
Women in motion pictures.
Mythology, Greek, in motion pictures.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This volume examines cinematic representations of ancient Greek women from the realms of myth and history. It discusses how these female figures were resurrected on the big screen by different filmmakers during different historical moments, and were therefore embedded within a narrative which served various purposes.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Ancient Greek Women in Film""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Contributors""; ""Introduction""; ""ANCIENT GREEK WOMEN IN FILM AND CLASSICAL RECEPTION STUDIES""; ""ANCIENT GREEK WOMEN IN FILM AND GENDER STUDIES""; ""Part I: HELEN""; ""1: Gazing at Helen: Helen as Polysemous Icon in Robert Wise�s Helen of Troy and Michael Cacoyannis� The Trojan Women""; ""ROBERT WISE�S HELEN OF TROY""; ""MICHAEL CACOYANNIS� THE TROJAN WOMEN""; ""CONCLUSION""
""2: �Third Cheerleader from the Left�: From Homer�s Helen to Helen of Troy""""Part II: MEDEA""; ""3: Medea�s Erotic Text in Jason and the Argonauts (1963)""; ""AMBITIOUS AND EROTIC IN APOLLONIUS� ARGONAUTICA""; ""ABSENT AMBITION AND SUPPRESSED EROS IN JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS""; ""4: Pasolini�s Medea: A Twentieth-Century Tragedy""; ""JASON AND THE CENTAUR""; ""THE ARGONAUTS IN COLCHIS""; ""MEDEA AND JASON""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""5: Rebel and Martyr: The Medea of Lars von Trier""; ""MEDEA WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF LARS VON TRIER�S WORK""; ""VON TRIER�S RE-INTERPRETATION OF MEDEA""
""Part III: Penelope""""6: �Madonna and Whore�: The Many Faces of Penelope in Ulisse (1954)""; ""�I WORE A WIDOW�S FACE�: THE CINEMATIC PENELOPE""; ""SIREN SONG: �ARE YOU MY FAMILY?�""; ""�I AM THE PLACE WHERE ALL DESIRES ARE FULFILLED�:36 ULYSSES ON CIRCE�S ISLAND""; ""7: Why is Penelope Still Waiting? The Missing Feminist Reappraisal of the Odyssey in Cinema, 1963�2007""; ""PENELOPE IN KONCHALOVSKY�S ODYSSEY""; ""ECHOES OF PENELOPE IN OTHER FILMS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Part IV: Other Mythical Women""; ""8: The Women of Ercole""; ""IOLE AND ANTEA""
""IOLE VERSUS OMPHALE AND ANTINEA""""CONCLUSION""; ""9: Annihilating Clytemnestra: The Severing of the Mother�Daughter Bond in Michael Cacoyannis� Iphigenia (1977)""; ""CACOYANNIS AND GREEK TRAGEDY""; ""Hollywood meets European Art Cinema""; ""The sociopolitical context""; ""THE MOTHER�DAUGHTER BOND: CACOYANNIS RE-IMAGINES EURIPIDES""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""10: Mythic Women in Tony Harrison�s Prometheus""; ""THE SOCIO-HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF HARRISON�S PROMETHEUS""; ""THE COAL MINERS IN HARRISON�S PROMETHEUS""; ""IO AND THE NEREIDS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""Part V: Historical Women""
""11: Between Family and the Nation: Gorgo in the Cinema""""GORGO AND THE POLITICS OF SPECTATORSHIP""; ""GORGO AND COLD WAR CONTAINMENT""; ""GORGO IN THE POST-9/11 ERA""; ""12: Representing Olympias: The Politics of Gender in Cinematic Treatments of Alexander the Great""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE HISTORICAL OLYMPIAS""; ""OLYMPIAS IN ROSSEN�S ALEXANDER THE GREAT""; ""ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS OF GENDER IN ROSSEN�S ALEXANDER THE GREAT""; ""OLYMPIAS IN STONE�S ALEXANDER""; ""ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT GENDERED DEPICTIONS IN STONE�S ALEXANDER""; ""CONCLUSION""
""13: �An Almost All Greek Thing�: Cleopatra VII and Hollywood Imagination""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Nikoloutsos, Konstantinos P.
ISBN:
0-19-176025-0
0-19-166986-5
OCLC:
874147843
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