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Published: 01 October 2018

320 Pages | 221

6.69 x 9.61 inches

ISBN: 9780748675647

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Designs on the Past

How Hollywood Created the Ancient World

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Screening Antiquity

  • The epic glitter and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age
  • Lavishly illustrated with film stills and examples of rare and fascinating marketing material
  • Broad coverage of films including The King of Kings, The Sign of the Cross, Samson and Delilah, Land of the Pharoahs, The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Spartacus and Cleopatra
  • Considers different aspects of film production: the Hollywood set, costume design, the role of the movie star, dialogue, narration and music, setting a new agenda for exploring the relationship between history and film and between history and visual culture
  • Explores the archaeology of stardom examining the onscreen/offscreen images of Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Rita Hayworth
  • Includes a filmography, chronological outline and study aids

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