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Title The medieval hero on screen : representations from Beowulf to Buffy / edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray ; with a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.


Description viii, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
Contents Historicity and authenticity in medieval film / Martha W. Driver -- Heroism and alienation through language in The lord of the rings / David Salo -- Authenticating realism in medieval film / William F. Woods -- Shirley Temple and the Guys and dolls of the round table / Kevin J. Harty -- Boys to men : medievalism and masculinity in Star wars and E.T., the extra-terrestrial / Tom Henthorne -- Girls on film : medieval virginity in the cinema / Anke Bernau -- Chivalric virtues in female form : Crouching tiger, hidden dragon's Wudan warrior princess as medieval hero / Diana E. Slampyak -- Not your typical knight : the emerging on-screen defender / Susan Butvin Sainato -- The hagiography of steel : the hero's weapon and its place in pop culture / Carl James Grindley -- The way of the wizard : reflections of Merlin on film / Michael A. Torregrossa -- Hard day's knights : First knight, A knight's tale, and Black knight / Caroline Jewers -- Oh, what a lovely war! Joan of Arc on screen / Edward Benson -- The hero in the classroom / John M. Ganim.
Subject Heroes in motion pictures.
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Added Author Driver, Martha W.
Ray, Sid, 1966-
ISBN 0786419261 (softcover : alk. paper) : $35.00

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