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The Resource Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination, Martin M. Winkler

Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination, Martin M. Winkler

Label
Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination
Title
Classical literature on screen
Title remainder
affinities of imagination
Statement of responsibility
Martin M. Winkler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Martin M. Winkler argues for a new approach to various creative affinities between ancient verbal and modern visual narratives. He examines screen adaptations of classical epic, tragedy, comedy, myth, and history, exploring, for example, how ancient rhetorical principles regarding the emotions apply to moving images and how Aristotle's perspective on thrilling plot-turns can recur on screen. He also interprets several popular films, such as 300 and Nero, and analyzes works by international directors, among them Pier Paolo Pasolini (Oedipus Rex, Medea), Jean Cocteau (The Testament of Orpheus), Mai Zetterling (The Girls), Lars von Trier (Medea), Arturo Ripstein (Such Is Life), John Ford (westerns), Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), and Spike Lee (Chi-Raq). The book demonstrates the undiminished vitality of classical myth and literature in our visual media, as with screen portrayals of Helen of Troy. It is important for all classicists and scholars and students of film, literature, and history
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winkler, Martin M
Dewey number
  • 880.09
  • 791.43657
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3009
LC item number
.W56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Motion pictures and literature
Label
Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination, Martin M. Winkler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Creative Affinities : Ancient Texts and Modern Images. The Classical Sense of Cinema and the Cinema's Sense of Antiquity -- Pasolini's and Cocteau's Oedipus : No Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns in the Cinema Age -- Part II. Elective Affinities : Tragedy and Comedy. Medea's Infanticide : How to Present the Unimaginable -- Striking Beauties : Aristophanes' Lysistrata -- Part III. Non-elective Affinities : Plot and Theme. "More Striking" : Aristotelian Poetics in Achilles Tatius, Heliodorus, and Alfred Hitchcock -- John Ford, America's Virgil -- Part IV. Counter-Affinities : Ideological and Narrative Distortions of History. Fascinating Ur-Fascism : The Case of 300 -- Good Nero; or, The Best Intentions -- Part V. Aesthetic Affinities : Portraits of Ladies. Regal Beauties in Franco Rossi's Films of the Odyssey and Aeneid -- Helen of Troy : Is This the Face That Launched a Thousand Films?
Control code
ocn987354965
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781107191280
Lccn
2017026504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027648015
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107191280
  • (OCoLC)987354965
Label
Classical literature on screen : affinities of imagination, Martin M. Winkler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Creative Affinities : Ancient Texts and Modern Images. The Classical Sense of Cinema and the Cinema's Sense of Antiquity -- Pasolini's and Cocteau's Oedipus : No Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns in the Cinema Age -- Part II. Elective Affinities : Tragedy and Comedy. Medea's Infanticide : How to Present the Unimaginable -- Striking Beauties : Aristophanes' Lysistrata -- Part III. Non-elective Affinities : Plot and Theme. "More Striking" : Aristotelian Poetics in Achilles Tatius, Heliodorus, and Alfred Hitchcock -- John Ford, America's Virgil -- Part IV. Counter-Affinities : Ideological and Narrative Distortions of History. Fascinating Ur-Fascism : The Case of 300 -- Good Nero; or, The Best Intentions -- Part V. Aesthetic Affinities : Portraits of Ladies. Regal Beauties in Franco Rossi's Films of the Odyssey and Aeneid -- Helen of Troy : Is This the Face That Launched a Thousand Films?
Control code
ocn987354965
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 410 pages
Isbn
9781107191280
Lccn
2017026504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027648015
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107191280
  • (OCoLC)987354965

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