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Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen

In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman

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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.

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Titel: Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen
Autoren/Herausgeber: Paula James
Aus der Reihe: Continuum Studies in Classical Reception

ISBN/EAN: 9781441146779

Seitenzahl: 248
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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