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Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium (Paperback) (Patricia Salzman-mitchell & Jean Alvares)

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Offering unique and in-depth discussions of films that have been released since 2000, Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium uses various modern approaches--ranging from myth criticism to psychology and gender studies--to analyze popular movies that make use of themes and stories from Greek and Roman mythology, including Troy,The Hunger Games,Pan's Labyrinth, and Clash of the Titans.FEATURES* Provides a critical analysis of thirteen movies, exploring the themes, characters, and plots that arise from Greek and Roman mythology and also from other Western and contemporary traditions* Covers films that today's students may already be familiar with and enjoy, resulting in a relevant and interesting text* Addresses themes central to the new millennium: the environment, the perils of materialism and excessive consumerism, gender oppression and equality, broken families, and the constant threat of violence* Organizes films into five thematic parts--Homeric Echoes, The Reluctant Hero, Women in the Margins, Coming of Age in the New Millennium, and New Versions of Pygmalion--that provide an interpretive framework for examining archetypes* A substantial general Introduction provides a foundation for studying myth and film, and each part includes an introduction and discussion questions
Number of Pages: 412
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Patricia Salzman-mitchell & Jean Alvares
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2017
TCIN: 52146140
UPC: 9780190204167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-7621
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