Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History (Paperback)
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Short Description for Projecting the Past This volume analyzes the ways in which the Hollywood and Italian film industries have resurrected ancient Rome to address present concerns. Through case studies, the book explores cinema's use of the past to excavate present issues of nationhood, colonialism, gender and cinema itself.
- Published: 05 June 1997
- Format: Paperback 248 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415906142 ISBN 10: 0415906148
- Sales rank: 629,975
Full description for Projecting the Past
Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient Rome to address the concerns of the present. The book engages contemporary debates about the nature of the classical tradition, definitions of history, and the place of the past in historical film.