Ancient Worlds in Film and Television: Gender and Politics by Almut-Barbara Renger

By Almut-Barbara Renger

This quantity reinvigorates the sphere of Classical Reception through investigating present-day tradition, society, and politics, quite gender, gender roles, and filmic structures of masculinity and femininity which form and are formed through interacting monetary, political, and ideological practices.

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Cf. Hall and Neale, Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters, 162. 44 For Edward Said and the “bipolar” perspective, see Davidson, “Christian Zionism as a Representation of American Manifest Destiny,” 157–158; cf. Ikechi Mgbeoji, “The Civilised Self and the Barbaric Other: Imperial Delusions of Order and the Challenges of Human Security,” Third World Quarterly 27 (2006) 855–869. 45 Michael T. Marsden and Jack Nachbar, “The Modern Popular Western: Radio, Television, Film and Print,” in Western Literary Association, A Literary History of the American West (Forth Worth TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1987) 1267.

Pfaff, William. The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy (New York: Walker & Company, 2010). Pious, Richard M. The President, Congress, and the Constitution: Power and Legitimacy in American Politics (New York: The Press Press, 1984). Porter, Bernard. Empire and Superempire: Britain, America and the World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006). Raw, Laurence. The Ridley Scott Encyclopedia (Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009). Rizzo, Sergio. “Why Less is Still Moore: Celebrity and the Reactive Politics of Fahrenheit 9/11,” Film Quarterly 59 (2005–2006) 32–39.

30 jon solomon an old man named Simonides, who plots against Rome. He is your slave – and your friend. If you cast in your lot with the Jews and the Arabs you will be destroyed. Ben Hur The Romans have a sense of honor, my lord. Is it not better to die honorably with my own nation than to live in harmony in luxury in Rome while you make slaves of my countrymen? Pilate Gratus left Judea in turmoil. A rabble-rouser called the Messiah goes about Galilee stirring up rebellion. You are a Jew and a prince.

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