Beowulf on Film: Adaptations and Variations Nickolas Haydock

ISBN: 9780786463381

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Beowulf on Film: Adaptations and Variations  by  Nickolas Haydock

Beowulf on Film: Adaptations and Variations by Nickolas Haydock
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This title explores the growing list of films based on or inspired by the Old English epic poem Beowulf, and thus joins the ongoing consideration of film medievalism. If the films lead audiences back to the original, they will discover a work ofMoreThis title explores the growing list of films based on or inspired by the Old English epic poem Beowulf, and thus joins the ongoing consideration of film medievalism. If the films lead audiences back to the original, they will discover a work of great cultural, linguistic, and inherent visual power- but will the pervasive influence of cinema affect the future reception of Beowulf?

The films derived from it constitute an interesting if yet incomplete body of variants with their own specific social commentary: they inevitably sway not only from the story, but also from the themes and concerns of the original to those more interesting to the filmmakers.



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