The Medieval Hero on Screen: Representations from Beowulf to Buffy

The Medieval Hero on Screen: Representations from Beowulf to Buffy

Martha W. Driver, Sid Ray


Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's mind's eye as thoroughly as have medieval heroes. forged as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as more likely to seem in Hong Kong motion flicks and spaghetti westerns as movies set within the center a long time, the medieval hero on movie serves many reasons.

This number of essays in regards to the medieval hero on display, contributed by way of students from numerous disciplines, attracts upon a variety of videos and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into 5 sections, every one with an advent via the editors: an exploration of old authenticity; heroic teenagers and the teachings they communicate to younger audience; medieval woman heroes; where of the hero's weapon in popular culture; and educating the medieval motion picture within the lecture room. Thirty-two movie stills illustrate the paintings, and every essay contains notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. there's a foreword through Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included.

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