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Of muscles and men : essays on the sword and sandal film

Author: Michael G Cornelius
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few movie genres have highlighted the male body more effectively than the "sword-and-sandal" film, where the rippling torso and the bulging muscle are displayed for all to appreciate. Carrying his ubiquitously phallic sword and dressed in traditional garb calculated to highlight his magnificent physique"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Cornelius
ISBN: 9780786461622 0786461624
OCLC Number: 732960122
Description: vi, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the functions and forms of the sword and sandal film / Michael G. Cornelius --
Hercules, politics, and movies / Maria Elena D Amelio --
Hero trouble: blood, politics, and kinship in Pasolini's Medea / Kristi M. Wilson --
To do or die manfully : performing heteronormativity in recent epic films / Jerry B. Pierce --
From maciste to maximus and company: the fragmented hero in the new epic / Andrew B.R. Elliott --
Reverent and irreverent violence: in defense of Spartacus, Conan, and Leonidas / John Elia --
Civilization- ancient and wicked : historicizing the ideological field of 1980s sword and sandal films / Kevin M. Flanagan --
Homer's lies, Brad Pitt's thighs: revisiting the pre-Oedipal mother and the German wartime father in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy / Robert C. Pirro --
An enduring logic: Homer, Helen of Troy, and narrative mobility / Larry T. Shillock --
By Jupiter's cock! Spartacus: blood and sand, video games, and camp excess / David Simmons --
Beefy guys and brawny dolls: He-Man, the Masters of the Universe, and Gay clone culture / Michael G. Cornelius --
Developments in peplum filmmaking: Disney's Hercules / Chris Pallant --
Hercules diminished? parody, differentiation, and emulation in the Three Stooges meet Hercules / Daniel O'Brien.
Responsibility: edited by Michael G. Cornelius.

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"Few movie genres have highlighted the male body more effectively than the "sword-and-sandal" film, where the rippling torso and the bulging muscle are displayed for all to appreciate. Carrying his ubiquitously phallic sword and dressed in traditional garb calculated to highlight his magnificent physique"--Provided by publisher.
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