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Title The ancient world in silent cinema / edited by Pantelis Michelakis and Maria Wyke.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: silent cinema, antiquity and 'The Exhaustless Urn of Time' Pantelis Michelakis and Maria Wyke; Part I. Theories, Histories, Receptions: 2. The ancient world on silent film -- the view from the archive Bryony Dixon; 3. On visual cogency: the emergence of an antiquity of moving images Marcus Becker; 4. Cinema in the time of the pharaoh Antonia Lant; 5. 'Hieroglyphics in motion': representing ancient Egypt and the Middle East in film theory and criticism of the silent period Laura Marcus; 6. Architecture and art dance meet in the ancient world David Mayer; 7. Ancient Rome in London: classical subjects in the forefront of cinema's expansion after 1910 Ian Christie; 8. Gloria Swanson as Venus: silent stardom, antiquity and the classical vernacular Michael Williams; 9. Homer in silent cinema Pantelis Michelakis; Part II. Movement, Image, Music, Text: 10. Silent saviours: representations of Jesus' Passion in early cinema Caroline Vander Stichele; 11. The Kalem Ben-Hur (1907) Jon Solomon; 12. Judith's vampish virtue and its double market appeal Judith Buchanan; 13. Competing ancient worlds in early historical film: the example of Cabiria (1914) Annette Dorgerloh; 14. Peplum, melodrama and musicality: Giuliano l'Apostata (1919) Giuseppe Pucci; 15. 'An orgy Sunday school children can watch': the spectacle of sex and the seduction of spectacle in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments (1923) David Shepherd; 16. Silent laughter and the counter-historical: Buster Keaton's Three Ages (1923) Maria Wyke; 17. From Roman history to German nationalism: Arminius and Varus in Die Hermannschlacht (1924) Martin M. Winkler; 18. The 1925 Ben-Hur and the 'Hollywood Question' Ruth Scodel; 19. Consuming passions: Helen of Troy in the jazz age Margaret Malamud.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Historical films -- History and criticism.
Silent films -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Ancient, in motion pictures.
Added Author Michelakis, Pantelis.
Wyke, Maria.
Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9781107016101 110701610X (DLC) 2013000786
ISBN 1139060074 (electronic bk.)
9781139060073 (electronic bk.)
9781107016101 (hardback)
110701610X (hardback)
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