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Published: 30 January 2017

432 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190204167

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Classical Myth and Film in the New Millennium

Patricia Salzman-Mitchell and Jean Alvares

  • 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 on 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