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‘There’s Nothing So Wrong with a Hollywood Script That a Bunch of Giant CGI Scorpions Can’t Solve’: Politics, Computer Generated Images and Camp in the Critical Reception of the Post- Gladiator Historical Epics

Mark Jancovich

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although many historical epics of the 1950s and 1960s are now regarded as cinema classics, their critical reception on their original release was quite different. These films were often seen as ... More


Ancient (Anti)Heroes on Screen and Ancient Greece Post-9/11

Vincent Tomasso

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at how 9/11 has altered our engagement with classical antiquity. The author examines how the heroes of ancient Greece became antiheroes on screen in a post 9/11 world and how at ... More


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