Arthurian Legends On Film And Television

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Arthurian Legends On Film And Television

Author : Bert Olton
ISBN : 0786440767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Arthurian legends are a crucial part of Western culture and literature. This work includes over 250 entries that describe the various media interpretations of the legendary king and his trusty knights.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Arthurian Animation

Author : Michael N. Salda
ISBN : 9781476606149
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third—all covered in this book—animators have repeatedly brought the Round Table to life. Although these productions differ greatly in tone and intent—spanning spectra from comic to sober, fantastic to realistic, and entertaining to edifying—they share in the proof of Camelot’s continuing relevance in the modern world.
Category: Performing Arts

Cinema Arthuriana

Author : Kevin J. Harty
ISBN : 9781476608440
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes. With the coming of motion pictures, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This edition of Cinema Arthuriana, revised in 2002, presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend in film and television from 1904 to 2001. They cover such films as Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions such as The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Arthurian Literature Xxii

Author : Keith Busby
ISBN : 1843840626
Genre : Literary Collections
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Selection of the latest research in Arthurian studies.
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Arthur And The Legends Of Camelot Teacher S Notes

Author : Pearson Education
ISBN : 0602308461
Genre : Drama
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Lightning provides: 32 books with 3 levels of differentiation per book; whole texts that provide NLS genre coverage; linked themes across fiction, non-fiction and the wider curriculum; focussed teaching support for each book including comprehension and writing activities; and a teaching and practice CD that provides opportunities for ICT.
Category: Drama

The Use Of Arthurian Legend In Hollywood Film

Author : Rebecca A. Umland
ISBN : 0313297983
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first book to examine the various uses of the Arthurian legend in Hollywood film, covering films from the 1920s to the present. The authors use five representational categories: intertextual collage (or cult film); melodrama, which focuses on the love triangle; conservative propaganda, pervasive during the Cold War; the Hollywood epic; and the postmodern quest, which commonly employs the grail portion of the legend. Arguing that filmmakers rely on the audience's rudimentary familiarity with the legend, the authors show that only certain features of the legend are activated at any particular time. This fascinating study shows us how the legend has been adapted and how through the popular medium of Hollywood films, the Arthurian legend has survived and flourished.
Category: Performing Arts

Arthurian Literature

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017903102
Genre : Arthurian romances
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A Companion To Arthurian Literature

Author : Helen Fulton
ISBN : 9780470672372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

King Arthur On Film

Author : Kevin J. Harty
ISBN : 0786401524
Genre : Performing Arts
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This collection of eleven essays details more than 75 films, from Edwin Porter's 1904 Parsifal to the animated Quest for Camelot in 1998. A variety of critical perspectives are provided. The medieval and modern worlds collide in The Fisher King and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; issues of femininity and depictions of Morgan Le Fay are analyzed in the 1931 Connecticut Yankee and in Excalibur; concerns of masculinity are examined in First Knight and Dragonheart. A comprehensive filmography, selective bibliography and over 40 film stills complete this critical appreciation of the rich and varied cinematic tradition of Arthur.
Category: Performing Arts

Outlaw Heroes As Liminal Figures Of Film And Television

Author : Rebecca A. Umland
ISBN : 9781476623511
Genre : Performing Arts
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Unlike such romanticized renegades as Robin Hood and Jesse James, there is another kind of outlaw hero, one who lives between the law and his own personal code. In times of crisis, when the law proves inadequate, the liminal outlaw negotiates between the social imperatives of the community and his innate sense of right and wrong. While society requires his services, he necessarily remains apart from it in self-preservation. The modern outlaw hero of film and television is rooted in the knight errant, whose violent exploits are tempered by his solitude and devotion to a higher ideal. In Hollywood classics such as Casablanca (1942) and Shane (1953), and in early series like The Lone Ranger (1949–1957) and Have Gun—Will Travel (1957–1963), the outlaw hero reconciles for audiences the conflicting impulses of individual freedom versus serving a larger cause. Urban westerns like the Dirty Harry and Death Wish franchises, as well as iconic action figures like Rambo and Batman, testify to his enduring popularity. This book examines the liminal hero’s origins in medieval romance, his survival in the mythology of the Hollywood western and his incarnations in the urban western and modern action film.
Category: Performing Arts

Adapting The Arthurian Legends For Children

Author : Barbara Tepa Lupack
ISBN : 9781403982483
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian youth groups for boys (and eventually for girls) run by schools and churches to the school operas, theater pieces, and other entertainment for younger audiences; and from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and series to the films and television shows featuring Arthurian characters, children have learned about the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Category: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction And Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995

Author : Halbert W. Hall
ISBN : 9781563085277
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

King Arthur In Popular Culture

Author : Elizabeth S. Sklar
ISBN : 9781476605272
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The legend of King Arthur is embedded in British and American culture. Contemporary America, in particular, is a rich breeding ground for the Arthurian mythos, not only in films, novels, short stories, and fantasy and science fiction, but in other areas of popular and mass culture as well. This work is a collection of 18 previously unpublished essays that demonstrate the impressive extent to which the Arthurian legend continues to permeate contemporary culture beyond film and literature. The essays cover the Arthurian legend in economics, ethics, education, entertainment, music, fun and games, the Internet, and esoterica. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Bibliography Of Modern Arthuriana 1500 2000

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ISBN : 9781843840688
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Annotated bibliography of the Arthurian legend in modern English-language fiction, not only in literary texts, but in television, music, and art.
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Medieval Afterlives In Contemporary Culture

Author : Gail Ashton
ISBN : 9781441160683
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at
Category: Literary Criticism

Gwenevere And The Round Table

Author : Wendy Berg
ISBN : 9781908011473
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The new book by Wendy Berg puts her acclaimed Red Tree, White Tree into practice. It shows how the Round Table was an actual, practical system of magic, demonstrated by Gwenevere, who was its prime interpreter within the court of the Round Table. Central to the book is the concept of five Faery kingdoms described in the legends, with which Gwenevere was closely associated: Lyonesse, Sorelois, Gorre and Oriande, about the central Grail kingdom of Listenois. The book comprises a graded series of meditations, practical magical exercises, guided visualisations and a full ritual, which take the reader into each of the Faery kingdoms in turn, guided by Gwenevere, to experience the various challenges and gifts that they each represent. The fourth kingdom, Oriande, takes the reader into the Round Table of the Stars, an experiential journey through 12 constellations, which very neatly and remarkably demonstrates the continuing work of the Round Table into the future.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Cinema Of Terry Gilliam

Author : Jeff Birkenstein
ISBN : 9780231850384
Genre : Performing Arts
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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."
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Robin Hood

Author : Jeffrey L. Singman
ISBN : 0313301018
Genre : Fiction
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Among the narrative traditions of the Middle Ages, the Robin Hood legend occupies a unique, important, and often overlooked position. Robin Hood's uniqueness and importance begins with his status as the only English contribution to world mythology. His is also the only lasting myth to arise from the High Middle Ages and the last Western legend to achieve a sustained international appeal. Several Robin Hood ballads survive from the Middle Ages, and from the 15th to the 17th centuries Robin Hood figured prominently in folk drama. Since then, he has appeared in numerous proverbs, placenames, operas, novels, children's stories, films, and television shows. Yet in spite of its importance, the Robin Hood legend has received surprisingly little study. This book charts the genesis and development of the legend from the Middle Ages through 1700. In bridging the divide between the worlds of fiction and history, the volume incorporates the strengths of both historical and literary approaches.
Category: Fiction