Cinema Arthuriana : Twenty Essays (Revised)

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Cinema Arthuriana : Twenty Essays (Revised)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 307 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780786446834
  • DDC分類 791

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The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes of the legends. Clearly, soon after movie-making was underway, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This revised edition of ""Cinema Arthuriana"" presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend of King Arthur in film and television from 1904 to 2001. Four of the essays included are taken directly from the previous edition, ten are revised from the original, and six are newly written. The essays cover such films as ""Excalibut"" (1981), ""Monty Python and the Holy Grail"" (1975), television productions up to the televised version of ""The Mists of Avalon"" (2001), and French and German films about the Quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            1  (2)
The Contributors 3 (4)
Cinema Arthuriana: An Overview 7 (27)
Kevin J. Harty
Mythopoeia in Excalibur 34 (10)
Norris J. Lacy
Fire, Water, Rock: Elements of Setting in 44 (10)
John Boorman's Excalibur and Steve Barron's
Merlin
Muriel Whitaker
Morgan and the Problem of Incest 54 (10)
Jacqueline de Weever
An Enemy in Our Midst: The Black Knight and 64 (7)
the American Dream
Alan Lupack
Tortilla Flat and the Arthurian View 71 (9)
John Christopher Kleis
The Retreat from Camelot: Adapting Bernard 80 (16)
Malamud's The Natural to Film
Barbara Tepa Lupack
Cinematic American Camelots Lost and Found: 96 (14)
The Film Versions of Mark Twain's A
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
and George Romero's Knightriders
Kevin J. Harty
The Ironic Tradition in Four Arthurian Films 110(8)
Raymond H. Thompson
Two Films That Sparkle: The Sword in the 118(9)
Stone and Camelot
Alice Grellner
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Madness 127(9)
with a Definite Method
David D. Day
Not Dead Yet: Monty Python and the Holy 136(13)
Grail in the Twenty-first Century
Donald L. Hoffman
The Arthurian Legend in French Cinema: 149(14)
Robert Bresson's Lancelot du Lac and Eric
Rohmer's Perceval le Gallois
Jeff Rider
Richard Hull
Christopher Smith
Michael Carnes
Sasha Foppiano
Annie Hesslein
From Stage to Screen: The Dramatic 163(14)
Compulsion in French Cinema and Denis
Llorca's Les Chevaliers de la table ronde
(1990)
Sandra Gorgievski
Blank, Syberberg, and the German Arthurian 177(8)
Tradition
Ulrich Muller
Julie Giffin
Gawain on Film (The Remake): Thames 185(14)
Television Strikes Back
Robert J. Blanch
Julian N. Wasserman
Will the ``Reel'' Mordred Please Stand Up? 199(12)
Strategies for Representing Mordred in
American and British Arthurian Film
Michael A. Torregrossa
Filming the Tristan Myth 211(9)
Meradith T. McMunn
Fable and Poesie in Cocteau's L'Eternel 220(15)
Retour (1943)
Joan Tasker Grimbert
Robert Smarz
Arms and Armor in Arthurian Films 235(17)
Helmut Nickel
Cinema Arthuriana: A Comprehensive 252(51)
Filmography and Bibliography
Kevin J. Harty
Index 303