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Title Ancient worlds in film and television : gender and politics / edited by Almut-Barbara Renger and Jon Solomon.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2012]

Series Studies in the reception of classical antiquity
Subject Historical films -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Ancient, in motion pictures.
Civilization, Ancient, on television.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Politics in motion pictures.
Motion pictures and history.
Television and history.
Alt Name Renger, Almut-Barbara.
Solomon, Jon, 1950-
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This volume reinvigorates the field of Classical Reception by investigating present-day culture, society, and politics, particularly gender, gender roles, and filmic constructions of masculinity and femininity which shape and are shaped by interacting economic, political, and ideological practices.
Contents Introduction; Historical Ancients; Ben-Hur and Gladiator: Manifest Destiny and the Contradictions of American Empire; Muscles and Morals: Spartacus, Ancient Hero of Modern Times; With Your Shield or On It: The Gender of Heroism in Zack Snyder's 300 and Rudolph Maté's The 300 Spartans; "This is Sparta!" Discourse, Gender, and the Orient in Zack Snyder's 300; "Everybody Loves a Muscle Boi": Homos, Heroes, and Foes in Post-9/11 Spoofs of the 300 Spartans; The Womanizing of Mark Antony: Virile Ruthlessness and Redemptive Cross-Dressing in Rome, Season Two; Cleopatra's Venus.
Mythological AncientsOver His Dead Body: Male Friendship in Homer's Iliad and Wolfgang Petersen's Troy (2004); Models of Masculinities in Troy: Achiles, Hector and Their Female Partners; "Include me out" -- Odysseus on the Margins of European Genre Cinema: Le Mépris, Ulisse, L'Odissea ; Between Mythical and Rational Worlds: Medea by Pier Paolo Pasolini ; "Universal's Religious Bigotry against Hinduism": Gender Norms and Hindu Authority in the Global Media Debate on Representing the Hindu God Krishna in Xena: Warrior Princess ; Mythological and Historical Thematics.
Ancient Women's Cults and Rituals in Grand Naratives on Screen: From Walt Disney's Snow White to Olga Malea's Doughnuts with Honey Pandora-Eve-Ava: Albert Lewin's Making of a "Secret Goddess" ; Phryne Paves the Way for the Wirtschaftswunder: Visions of Guilt and "Purity" Fed by Ancient Greece, Christian Narrative, and Contemporary History ; The New Israeli Film Beruriah: Between Rashi and Talmud, between Antiquity and Modernity, between Feminism and Religion ; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004241923 (electronic bk.)
9004241922 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 820261878
Additional Format Print version: Ancient worlds in film and television. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012 9789004183209 (DLC) 2012033981 (OCoLC)794034828

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