Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos's Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences) PDF

By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historic Greek ladies from the geographical regions of fable and background. It discusses how those woman figures are resurrected at the significant reveal by means of assorted filmmakers in the course of varied old moments, and are consequently embedded inside of a story which serves quite a few reasons, counting on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its beginning, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its

Using a various array of hermeneutic ways (such as gender thought, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response concept, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical earlier and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies lower than exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function autos for the articulation of recent rules, matters, and cultural tendencies. the quantity therefore goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this approach distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational concepts vis-à-vis the classical world.

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