The Medieval Hero on Screen Representations from Beowulf to Buffy

The Medieval Hero on Screen
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780786419265
  • Druk: New title
  • juni 2004
  • 276 pagina's
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Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

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compelling and insightful...carefully reasoned and well written...intelligent...well illustrated...excellent...highly recommended --Choice; impressive collection..thought-provoking and insightful...a welcome addition --Arthuriana; encapsulates the sense of lively enquiry and debate that makes this book worthwhile --Journal of American Studies; wonderful suggestions for teaching the medieval movie --The Historical Novels Review.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2004-09-01
Afmetingen
22,2 x 15,2 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
276 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Redacteur
Martha W. Driver
Uitgever
Mcfarland & Co Inc

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9780786419265

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2004-06-30
Subtitel
Representations from Beowulf to Buffy
Thema Subject Code
NHDJ

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