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Green and Pagan Land : Myth, Magic and Landscape in British Film and Television - (Paperback)

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Huckvale, a researcher, writer, and presenter for radio and university lecturer in the UK, examines British literature of pagan fantasy that foreshadowed British films and television, what those fantasies signify in reality, and how the British landscape has informed both literature and film as their principle means of expression. Exploring myth, magic, and landscape, he discusses stories based on Arthurian legend and Celtic mythology, such as Gawain and the Green Knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Excalibur, The Owl Service, and Children of the Stones; the legend of Tristan and Isolde in film; stories of sacrificial nature worship and ancient magical practices in Eye of the Devil, The Wicker Man, and Robin Redbreast; witchcraft in productions like The City of the Dead, Night of the Eagle, Witchcraft, The Witches, Theatre of Death, Witchfinder General, Blood on ******’s Claw, Wakewood, and Murrain; the theme of Pan in The Devil Rides Out; classical mythology in The Gorgon and Clash of the Titans; fairies in Photographing Fairies; and the subversive aspect of pagan culture in Penda’s Fen. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Literary Criticism, Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: David Huckvale
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2017
TCIN: 52739482
UPC: 9781476670508
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-1549
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