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Medieval Film explores theoretical questions about the ideological, artistic, emotional, and financial investments inhering in cinematic renditions of the medieval period. What does it mean to create and watch a "medieval film"? What is a medieval film and why are they successful?
This is the first work that attempts to answer these questions, drawing, for instance, on
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by MPS
(first published 2009)
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The film and history buff in me both got a lot out of Medieval Film. This collection of essays presents many interesting takes on what constitutes medieval film, how the illusion of authenticity is achieved (or not achieved) in film, and how we ought to "read" certain films as medieval. According to the volume's editors, Anke Bernau and Bettina Bildhauer, the medium of film is uniquely suited to portraying the multiple temporalities which they associate with the Middle Ages. The "medieval", they ...more