The Resource Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen : in pursuit of the perfect woman, Paula James

Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen : in pursuit of the perfect woman, Paula James

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Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen : in pursuit of the perfect woman
Title
Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen
Title remainder
in pursuit of the perfect woman
Statement of responsibility
Paula James
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Language
eng
Summary
Exploration of the reception of Ovid's myth thorughout history in fiction, film and television. Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The 'authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, "Metamorphoses", by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus. Focusing on screen storylines with a "Pygmalion" subtext, from silent cinema to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Lars and the Real Girl", this book looks at why and how the made-over or manufactured woman has survived through the centuries and what we can learn about this problematic model of 'perfection' from the perspective of the past and the present. Given the myriad representations of Ovid's myth, can we really make a modern text a tool of interpretation for an ancient poem? This book answers with a resounding 'yes' and explains why it is so important to give antiquity back its future. "Continuum Studies in Classical Reception" presents scholarly monographs offering new and innovative research and debate to students and scholars in the reception of 'Classical Studies'. Each volume will explore the appropriation, reconceptualization and recontextualization of various aspects of the Graeco-Roman world and its culture, looking at the impact of the ancient world on modernity. Research will also cover reception within antiquity, the theory and practice of translation, and reception theory
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James, Paula
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
J36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Continuum studies in classical reception.
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  • Ovid
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Women on television
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Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen : in pursuit of the perfect woman, Paula James
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 215-217)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ovid' rich text: layers of identity in the Pygmalion myth -- Tragic transformatons: making and breaking the statue on screen -- Romancing the stone: the made-over woman as comedy -- She was Venus all aong: the statue as screen goddess -- Pygmalion's robots: the horror and the humour -- Bathos and Pathos: a simulacrum among simulacra -- Virtually perfect: hi and lo tech gals of the computer age -- More myth making at the movies -- Appendix: Ovid's Pygmalion
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441168504
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
Stock number
99981319027
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7204002
Label
Ovid's myth of Pygmalion on screen : in pursuit of the perfect woman, Paula James
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages 215-217)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ovid' rich text: layers of identity in the Pygmalion myth -- Tragic transformatons: making and breaking the statue on screen -- Romancing the stone: the made-over woman as comedy -- She was Venus all aong: the statue as screen goddess -- Pygmalion's robots: the horror and the humour -- Bathos and Pathos: a simulacrum among simulacra -- Virtually perfect: hi and lo tech gals of the computer age -- More myth making at the movies -- Appendix: Ovid's Pygmalion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441168504
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99981319027
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7204002

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