Coverart for item
The Resource Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light, Martin M. Winkler

Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light, Martin M. Winkler

Label
Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light
Title
Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light
Statement of responsibility
Martin M. Winkler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Apollo was the ancient god of light and the divine patron of the arts. He is therefore a fitting metaphor for cinematography, which is the modern art of writing with moving light. This book interprets films as visual texts and provides the first systematic theoretical and practical demonstration of the affinities between Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. It examines major themes from classical myth and history such as film portrayals of gods, exemplified by Apollo and the Muses; Oedipus, antiquity's most influential mythic-tragic hero; the question of heroism and patriotism in war; and the representation of women like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra as products of male desire and fantasy. Covering a wide range of European and American directors and genres and of classical authors, this study provides an innovative perspective on the two disciplines of classics and cinema and demonstrates our most influential medium's unlimited range when it adapts ancient texts."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winkler, Martin M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Classical literature
Label
Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light, Martin M. Winkler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • god of light and the cinema eye.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • certain tendency in classical philology.
  • p. 20
  • 2.
  • Divine epiphanies : Apollo and the Muses.
  • p. 70
  • 3.
  • complexities of Oedipus.
  • p. 122
  • 4.
  • Patriotism and war : "sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country".
  • p. 154
  • 5.
  • Helen of Troy : marriage and adultery according to Hollywood.
  • p. 210
  • 6.
  • Women in love.
  • p. 251
  • Epilogue.
  • "Bright shines the light".
  • p. 295
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 304
  • Index.
  • p. 339
Control code
ocn244481698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 347 p.
Isbn
9780521518604
Lccn
2008037147
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Cinema and classical texts : Apollo's new light, Martin M. Winkler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction.
  • god of light and the cinema eye.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • certain tendency in classical philology.
  • p. 20
  • 2.
  • Divine epiphanies : Apollo and the Muses.
  • p. 70
  • 3.
  • complexities of Oedipus.
  • p. 122
  • 4.
  • Patriotism and war : "sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country".
  • p. 154
  • 5.
  • Helen of Troy : marriage and adultery according to Hollywood.
  • p. 210
  • 6.
  • Women in love.
  • p. 251
  • Epilogue.
  • "Bright shines the light".
  • p. 295
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 304
  • Index.
  • p. 339
Control code
ocn244481698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 347 p.
Isbn
9780521518604
Lccn
2008037147
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...