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Kissed by the Muse of Roller-Disco: Utopia versus the Golden Ages of America, Hollywood, and Classical Myth in Xanadu (1980)

Meredith E. Safran

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The second chapter on refractions of the golden age of heroes examines the roller-disco cult classic Xanadu (1980), in which the kiss of a Muse inspires a frustrated commercial artist to save America ... More


Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... More


“All That Glitters …”: Problematizing Golden-Age Narratives in Vergil’s Aeneid and the Western Film Genre

Kirsten Day

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the first of two chapters that treat promises of an imperial golden age in Aeneid Book 6 in relation to American expansionism as portrayed in the Western film genre, Kirsten Day compares the ... More


The Real Rhett Butler

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This section introduces Victor Fleming as a successful film director with a lengthy career that established him as a subject of Hollywood lore. His talent for directing a wide array of genres, his ... More


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