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The Hero in a Thousand Pieces: Antiheroes in Recent Epic Cinema

Dan Curley

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/9781474424516.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how onscreen antiheroes are the product of the fragmentation of traditional heroic storytelling. Using Alexander the Great, Perseus, and Hercules as case studies, the author ... 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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