Download Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) PDF

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek girls from the nation-states of delusion and heritage. It discusses how those girl figures have been resurrected at the vast reveal via various filmmakers in the course of diverse old moments, and have been for this reason embedded inside of a story which served numerous reasons.

Show description

Read or Download Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) PDF

Similar film books

Film Noir: Films of Trust and Betrayal (Pocket Essential series)

The laconic inner most eye. .. the corrupt cop. .. the heist that is going fallacious. .. the Femme Fatale with the wealthy husband and dim lover - all are trademark characters of the move referred to as movie noir, that elusive mix of stark lights or even starker feelings. Noir explores the darkish aspect of post-war society - gangsters, hoodlums, prostitutes and killers - and confirmed the way it corrupted the great and the attractive.

Bleeding Skull!: A 1980s Trash-Horror Odyssey

BLEEDING cranium! A Nineteen Eighties Trash-Horror Odyssey is the definitive source on Eighties trash-horror cinema. BLEEDING cranium! beneficial properties three hundred in-depth reports of films that experience escaped the radar of individuals with flavor and the tolerance of critics.

Black satan Doll From Hell, an evening To Dismember, Heavy steel bloodbath, The final shut eye get together - this e-book will get deep into gutter-level, no-budget horror, from shot-on-video (SOV) revelations (Doctor massacre) to forgotten theatrical casualties (Frozen Scream).

Clown midget slashers! The Indonesian Jason! A pregnant girl in a bikini who eats fried chook earlier than getting her fetus ripped out through a psychopath! It's all the following. And it's all curated via the enthusiastic minds in the back of Bleedingskull. com, the world's finest authority on trash-horror obscurities.

Jam-packed with infrequent images, ads, and VHS sleeves (most of that have by no means been seen), BLEEDING cranium! is an edifying, laugh-out-loud advisor during the dusty stock of the best video shop that by no means existed.

The Unruly Life of Woody Allen: A Biography (Revised and Updated Edition)


Writer, director, actor, stand-up comedian. Woody Allen stands as one in every of our era’s such a lot celebrated artists. beginning within the Nineteen Fifties, Allen started crafting a larger-than-life neurotic character that has for the reason that entertained and enlightened thousands. In his motion pictures, generally regarded as autobiographical explorations of his personal comedian fears and fixations, Allen conscientiously managed the public’s view of him as a adorable scamp. yet that each one got here crashing down the day Mia Farrow stumbled on a Polaroid on her mantle. What was once a flurry of sensational headlines and felony battles. His dating with Soon-Yi Previn, thirty-four years his junior and the step-daughter of his longtime female friend, brought on shockwaves within the public’s conception of the director, but few biographers and reporters have explored what occurred and why.

In this, the 1st deep research of Allen’s lifestyles and the occasions surrounding his break up with Farrow, biographer Marion Meade tracks down dozens of neighbors, actors, pals, and movie historians. They open up with insights and info infrequent on this planet of wealth and big name. What effects is an engaging portrait of a wrong genius, as adept at developing his personal photo as he's at crafting movies. Rereleased and up to date, this can be an unauthorized biography that neither Woody Allen’s lovers nor his detractors should be capable of positioned down. The revised and up-to-date variation used to be reviewed within the Wall highway magazine in 2013 by means of Carl Rollyson, in a roundup of the 5 top Hollywood biographies.

Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen

The primal photograph of the black-caped vampire Dracula has turn into an indelible fixture of the trendy mind's eye. It's popularity issue opponents, in its personal perverse means, the familiarity of Santa Claus. such a lot folks can recite with no prompting the salient features of the vampire: dozing by way of day in its coffin, emerging at nightfall to feed at the blood of the dwelling; the facility to shapeshift right into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wood stake during the middle or a shaft of solar.

Additional resources for Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences)

Sample text

As portrayed by the young, innocent-looking leading blonde actors, the story is transformed from one of archetypal sensuality and desire to a bourgeois tale of 66 Thus both films accord with the cinematic stress, characteristic of pepla, on the return to domestic heterosexuality at the film’s end (Günsberg, 2005: 100). 67 See Kaplan (1997: 86). 68 Winkler (2009: 212). 69 Winkler, in a personal communication, does not believe that having only one major battle relegates the film to ‘chick flick’ status.

80 McDonald (2001) analyses Cacoyannis’ cinematic focus on characters’ eyes in his Iphigenia as the vehicle to convey a range of emotions including suffering, pity, love, and death (98). McDonald asserts that the ancient Greeks expressed their concept of self 40 Ancient Greek Women in Film I will discuss these in the order 1, 3, 2; the second, as we shall see, is closely connected to the third. Instead of shying away from depicting ‘the most beautiful woman in the [ancient] world’, Cacoyannis’ vision as dramatized by Irene Papas displays the mythic Helen in all her divinely inspired sensuality and regal power.

14 While these are conventional, that is, patriarchal, social and cinematic features, Helen of Troy’s dramatization of a good female heroine rather than the masculinist heroics of its male lead radically differentiates its plot and dramatic focus from the later peplum films. 17 In its pre-release 11 Russell (2007: 10–11) notes the unique connection established between historical event and cinematic spectacle by filming historical epics in the new Cinemascope technologies. 12 Günsberg (2005: 101); Pomeroy (2008: 61).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 46 votes