This survey of historical epic films dealing with periods up to the end of the dark ages looks at epic form and discusses the films by historical period showing how the cinema reworks history for the changing needs of its audience much as the ancient mythographers did. Myth and history the epic film myth and history by derek elley edition 1st edition first published 11 november 1984 ebook published 4 december 2013 pub location this book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic has taken up one of the most ancient art forms and propelled it into the modern world covered in . The epic film has 2 ratings and 1 review mark said if you are a fan of the classic epic film or of its less reputable low budget italian cousin itali. Volumes range from film propaganda to the epic film genre women in cinema to soviet cinema silent film to horror series and touch on acting screenwriting and film production among other areas making this a comprehensive collection of previously out of print works. Get this from a library the epic film myth and history derek elley as charlton heston put it theres a temptingly simple definition of the epic film its the easiest kind of picture to make badly this book goes beyond that definition to show how the film epic
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