Big Screen Rome
December 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Big Screen Rome is the first systematic survey of the most important and popular films from the past half century that reconstruct the image of Roman antiquity.
- The first systematic survey of the most important and popular recent films about Roman antiquity.
- Shows how cinema explores, reinvents and celebrates the spectacle of ancient Rome.
- Films discussed in depth include Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and Terry Jones’s Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
- Contributes to discussions about the ongoing relevance of the classical world.
- Shows how contemporary film-makers use recreations of ancient history as commentaries on contemporary society.
- Structured in a way that makes it suitable for course use, and features issues for discussion and analysis, and reference to further bibliographic resources.
- Written in an energetic and engaging style.