Cyrino, Monica S.

Classical Myth on Screen

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Meredith E. Safran, Monica S. Cyrino

Part I. The Hero’s Struggle

2. “Italian Stallion” Meets “Breaker of Horses”: Achilles and Hector in Rocky IV (1985)
Lisl Walsh

3. The Isolated Hero: Papillon (1973), Cast Away (2000), and the Myth of Philoctetes
Scott A. Barnard

4. The Limits of Human Knowledge: Oedipal Problems in A Serious Man (2009)
Osman Umurhan

5. Orpheus in a Gray Flannel Suit: George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Seán Easton

Part II. Fashioning the Feminine

6. Dystopian Amazons: Fantasies of Patriarchy in Le Gladiatrici (1963)
Antony Augoustakis

7. Arya, Katniss, and Merida: Empowering Girls through the Amazonian Archetype
Beverly J. Graf

8. The Suspense-Thriller’s Pygmalion Complex: Masculine Desire in Vertigo (1958), Les Biches (1968), and Body Double (1984)
Kaelie Thompson

9. Plastic Surgery: Failed Pygmalions and Decomposing Women in Les Yeux sans Visage (1960) and Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Hunter H. Gardner

Part III. Negotiating the Cosmic Divide

10. Savior of the Working Man: Promethean Allusions in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)
Alex McAuley

11. Magic, Music, Race: Screening “Black Enchantment” after Black Orpheus (1959)
Monica S. Cyrino

12. Re-conceiving Hercules: Divine Paternity and Christian Anxiety in Hercules (2005)
Meredith E. Safran

13. The Twilight of Olympus: Deicide and the End of the Greek Gods
Vincent Tomasso

Part IV. Cinemyth-Making

14. Of Marketing and Men: Making the Cinematic Greek Hero, 2010–2014
Stacie Raucci

15. John Cameron Mitchell’s Aristophanic Cinema: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Lorenzo F. Garcia

16. Dionysus Comes to Gotham: Forces of Disorder in The Dark Knight (2008)
David Bullen

17. Hypatia and Brian: Early Christianity as Greek Mythological Drama
Anise K. Strong

18. Divine Animation: Clash of the Titans (1981)
Dan Curley

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Arts, Film and Television Studies, Genre, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Regional and Cultural Studies

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