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The return of the epic film : genre, aesthetics and history in the twenty-first century

Andrew B. R. Elliot editor.


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  • Title:
    The return of the epic film : genre, aesthetics and history in the twenty-first century
  • Author: Andrew B. R. Elliot editor.
  • Description: Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Part I Epics and Ancient History; 2 Sir Ridley Scott and the Rebirth of the Historical Epic; 3 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and America since the Second World War: Some Cinematic Parallels; 4 'There's Nothing So Wrong with a Hollywood Script That a Bunch of Giant CGI Scorpions Can't Solve': Politics, Computer Generated Images and Camp in the Critical Reception of the Post-Gladiator Historical Epics; 5 Popcorn and Circus: An Audience Expects; Part II Epic Aesthetics and Genre
    6 Colour in the Epic Film: Alexander and Hero7 Defining the Epic: Medieval and Fantasy Epics; 8 Special Effects, Reality and the New Epic Film; Part III Epic Films and Challenging the Canon; 9 Pass the Ammunition: A Short Etymology of 'Blockbuster'; 10 Epic Stumbling Blocks; 11 The Greatest Epic of the Twenty-First Century?; 12 The Ramayana and Sita in Films and Popular Media: The Repositioning of a Globalised Version; Notes on the Contributors; Index
    The Return of the Epic Film offers a fresh way of thinking about a body of films which has dominated our screens for a decade. With contributions from top scholars in the field, the collection adopts a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the epic film in the twenty-first century.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (241 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4744-0285-2;ISBN 0-7486-9706-3;ISBN 0-7486-8403-4
  • Subjects: Epic films -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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