New PDF release: Ancient Greek Women in Film (Classical Presences)

By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos

This quantity examines cinematic representations of historical Greek girls from the nation-states of delusion and heritage. It discusses how those girl figures are resurrected at the sizeable display by means of diversified filmmakers in the course of diverse historic moments, and are for that reason embedded inside a story which serves a number of reasons, reckoning on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its starting place, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its
production.

Using a various array of hermeneutic ways (such as gender idea, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response concept, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to forged gentle on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies less than exam are extracted from their unique context and are delivered to existence to function cars for the articulation of contemporary rules, issues, and cultural tendencies. the amount hence goals to enquire not
only how antiquity at the monitor depicts, and during this procedure distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but additionally, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational innovations vis-à-vis the classical world.

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