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  1. General & Essential Bibliography 85 items
    You are expected to be critical of many of these texts.
    1. Course text 1 item
      1. Projecting the past: ancient Rome, cinema, and history - Wyke, Maria 1997

        Book 

    2. 1. Historiography v historiophoty 18 items
      1. The Hollywood historical film - Burgoyne, Robert 2008

        Book 

      2. Cinema and history: the telling of stories - Chopra-Gant, Mike 2008

        Book 

      3. Hollywood's history films - Eldridge, David 2006

        Book 

      4. Cinema and history - Ferro, Marc, Greene, Naomi 1988

        Book 

      5. Shadows on the past: studies in the historical fiction film - Grindon, Leger 1994

        Book 

      6. Writing history in film - Guynn, William Howard 2006

        Book 

      7. Cinematic uses of the past - Landy, Marcia 1996

        Book 

      8. Visions of the past: the challenge of film to our idea of history - Rosenstone, Robert A. 1995

        Book 

      9. History on film / film on history - Rosenstone, Robert A. 2006

        Book 

      10. The historical epic and contemporary Hollywood: from Dances with wolves to Gladiator - Russell, James 2007

        Book 

      11. The film in history: restaging the past - Sorlin, Pierre 1980

        Book 

    3. 2. Film theory, history & introductions to film studies 19 items
      1. Film art: an introduction - Bordwell, David, Thompson, Kristin [2012]

        Book  Earlier eds. also available

      2. The way Hollywood tells it: story and style in modern movies - Bordwell, David c2006

        Book 

      3. On the history of film style - Bordwell, David 1997

        Book 

      4. Film theory and criticism: introductory readings - Braudy, Leo, Cohen, Marshall 2004

        Book  (esp ch by Tom Gunning) Other eds. are available

      5. The cinema book - Cook, Pam 2007

        Book 

      6. Anatomy of film - Dick, Bernard F. c2010

        Book  Other eds. are available

      7. Beginning film studies - Dix, Andrew 2008

        Book 

      8. Studying contemporary American movies: a guide to film analysis - Elsaesser, Thomas, Buckland, Warren 2001

        Book 

      9. The film theory reader: debates and arguments - Furstenau, Marc 2010

        Book 

      10. Big picture, small screen: the relations between film and television - Hill, John, McLoone, Martin [1996?]

        Book 

      11. Film, form and culture - Kolker, Robert Phillip 2002

        Book 

      12. An introduction to film studies - Nelmes, Jill 2003

        Book  Other eds. available

      13. Working with film theories and methodologies - J. Paul

        Chapter 

      14. New screen media: cinema/art/narrative - Rieser, Martin, Zapp, Andrea 2002

        Book 

      15. Introducing film - Roberts, Graham, Wallis, Heather c2001

        Book 

      16. Film theory: an introduction - Stam, Robert c2000

        Book 

      17. Film history: an introduction - Thompson, Kristin, Bordwell, David 2010

        Book  Other eds. are available

    4. 3. Film technology, genre, spectatorship 13 items
      1. Widescreen cinema - Belton, John 1992

        Book 

      2. The classical Hollywood style 1917-1960 - David Bordwell

        Chapter 

      3. Screening the male: exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema - Cohan, Steven, Hark, Ina Rae 1993

        Book 

      4. Stars - Dyer, Richard, McDonald, Paul, British Film Institute 1998

        Book 

      5. Heavenly bodies: film stars and society - Dyer, Richard 2004

        Book 

      6. Film genre: from iconography to ideology - Grant, Barry Keith 2007

        Book 

      7. Feminism and film theory - Penley, Constance, British Film Institute 1988

        Book  Laura Mulvey's 2 essential articles on visual pleasure and spectatorship

      8. Genre and Hollywood - Neale, Stephen 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      9. Star gazing: Hollywood cinema and female spectatorship - Stacey, Jackie 1994

        Book 

      10. Silent cinema: an introduction - Cherchi Usai, Paolo, Cherchi Usai, Paolo, British Film Institute 2000

        Book 

      11. Technologies of seeing: photography, cinematography and television - Winston, Brian, British Film Institute 1996

        Book 

    5. 4. Reception of Greece and Rome (on film) 14 items
      1. Hellas on screen: cinematic receptions of ancient history, literature and myth - Berti, Irene, García Morcillo, Marta 2008

        Book 

      2. The epic film: myth and history - Elley, Derek 1984

        Book 

      3. Big screen Rome - Cyrino, Monica Silveira 2005

        Book 

      4. Classics for all: reworking antiquity in mass culture - Lowe, Dunstan, Shahabudin, Kim 2009

        Book 

      5. Imperial projections: ancient Rome in modern popular culture - McGuire, Donald T., Joshel, Sandra R., Malamud, Margaret 2001

        Book 

      6. The ancient world in silent cinema - Michelakis, Pantelis, Wyke, Maria 2013

        Book 

      7. Ancient Greece in film and popular culture - Nisbet, Gideon 2006

        Book 

      8. Hollywood's ancient worlds - Richards, Jeffrey 2008

        Book 

      9. The ancient world in the cinema - Solomon, Jon c2001

        Book 

      10. Ancient Rome at the cinema: story and spectacle in Hollywood and Rome - Theodorakopoulos, Elena 2010

        Book 

      11. Classical myth & culture in the cinema - Winkler, Martin M. c2001

        Book 

      12. Cinema and classical texts: Apollo's new light - Winkler, Martin M. 2009

        Book 

      13. The ancient world in silent cinema - Michelakis, Pantelis, Wyke, Maria 2013

        Book 

    6. 5. Reception of Greece & Rome 12 items
      1. The eternal city: Roman images in the modern world - Bondanella, Peter E. c1987

        Book 

      2. Reception studies - Hardwick, Lorna, Classical Association (Great Britain) 2003

        Book 

      3. A companion to classical receptions - Hardwick, Lorna, Stray, Christopher 2008

        Book 

      4. Classics for all: reworking antiquity in mass culture - Lowe, Dunstan, Shahabudin, Kim 2009

        Book 

      5. Ancient Rome and modern America - Malamud, Margaret 2009

        Book 

      6. Classics and the uses of reception - Martindale, Charles, Thomas, Richard F. 2006

        Book 

      7. Redeeming the text: Latin poetry and the hermeneutics of reception - Martindale, Charles 1993

        Book  Introduction pp.1-34

      8. The future of the 'classical' - Settis, Salvatore c2006

        Book 

      9. Caesar: a life in western culture - Wyke, Maria 2007

        Book 

      10. Caesar in the USA - Wyke, Maria c2012

        Book 

    7. Weeks 1-3 Ben Hur films (Introduction to course 8 items
      1. The Jews in the Roman world - Grant, Michael 1973

        Book Optional

      2. Ben-Hur (1959) 1959

        Audio-visual document 

      3. The Jewish War - Books 1-10, 23 - Flavius Josephus 1981

        Webpage  Also see Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23, John 18-19

      4. The history of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world - Schäfer, Peter 2003

        Book 

      5. The Christians and the Roman Empire - Sordi, Marta, Bedini, Annabel 1994, c1986

        Book  [history of Judaea in the time of the Roman occupation and the crucifixion of Christ]

      6. Ben-Hur: a tale of the Christ - Wallace, Lew 2002

        Book 

  2. Films 24 items
    1. La morte di Socrate - Gambardella, Giuseppe, Novelli, Amleto, Soderini, Lorenzo, BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  The judges condemn Socrates to drink hemlock. In his prison cell, Socrates is surrounded by his weeping family. He drinks the cup of poison and falls wrapped in his cloak. He recovers to write out a final instruction, then dies. His scholars mourn him.

    2. Armour desclave (1907) - Capellani, Albert, BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  Polymos falls in love with a slave girl who dances for him. He dreams of her dancing, wakes and embraces her. His wife orders the slave girl to be taken to the dungeons. Once there, she is offered poison. When Polymos enters to prevent her death she dances for him once more, but dies in his arms. He drinks the poison himself to be united in death with her. His wife enters and is grief-stricken.

    3. Elektra (1909) - Costello, Maurice, Blackton, James Stuart, Fuller, Mary, BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  Agamemnon lies dying, murdered by his wife Clytemnestra. Before he is sent away from the palace, Orestes is begged by his sister Elektra to avenge their father one day. She waits ten years for him. On his return, she takes him to where Clytemnestra is sleeping. As he deliberates, armed guards force their way in. Orestes defeats them in swordplay, then kills his mother. Next he kills her lover. Elektra and Orestes display the two dead bodies to the crowd outside the palace.

    4. König Midas (1910) - Feuillade, Louis, BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  Midas prefers Pan's music to Apollo's, so Apollo curses him with asses' ears. At the palace Midas hides his ears with a cap but exposes himself to his shocked barber. The barber tells the secret to a hole in the ground but reeds grow from the ground. Passersby learn the secret from the whispering reeds, whip off Midas's cap and mock him. Alone, he looks at his reflection.

    5. The fall of Troy (1910) - Borgnetto, Luigi, Casaleggio, Giovanni, Davesnes, Novelli, Olga Giannini 2009

      Audio-visual document  Homer sings to the Greeks of the exploits of the heroes of the Trojan war. Menelaus, King of Sparta, takes leave of his wife Helen. Paris arrives as Ambassador from Troy and is received by Helen. He is greatly struck by her beauty. The goddess Venus comes to his aid and the couple are wafted in a gigantic seashell to Troy. The news reaches her husband, and to avenge the insult, the Greeks declare war on Troy. They lay siege to the city but are repulsed. The Greeks feign return, leaving behind a wooden horse which the Trojans decide to move into the city. A spy carries the news to the Greeks. That night, the Greek warriors hidden in the horse emerge and fire the city. Fierce fighting ensues. Paris and Helen seek to escape but Menelaus and his men find them. Paris is killed by Menelaus in single combat and Helen is captured, to be removed in bonds to Sparta.

    6. Die Odyssee - Del Colle, Ubaldo Maria, De Liguoro, Giuseppe, Tettoni Fior, Eugenia, Bertolini, Francesco 2009

      Audio-visual document  Odysseus takes leave of his wife Penelope, his son Telemachus and his father Laertes. Later, believing Odysseus to be dead the local chiefs call on Penelope to choose a new husband. During the day, Penelope weaves a cloak for the now dead Laertes. When the suitors call she says she cannot wed until the cloak is complete. However, at night she unravels her day's work. She is observed by a maid who calls the suitors in, they reproach her. Meanwhile with Odysseus at Troy, the citizens run in terror as the Greeks invade. After victory, Odysseus and his crew experience many adventures on land and sea, Odysseus eventually lands back home. In a beggar's disguise, Odysseus arrives at his palace, demonstrates his prowess, reveals his identity, and sets upon the suitors killing them all. Penelope and Odysseus are reunited.

    7. L'odissea - Bertolini, Francesco, De Liguoro, Giuseppe, Del Colle, Ubaldo Maria, Tettoni Fior, Eugenia [2009?]

      Audio-visual document 

    8. The private life of Helen of Troy - Corda, Maria, Korda, Alexander, Duffy, Gerald C., Wilson, Carey 2009

      Audio-visual document  Burlesque of the Trojan myth. "Queen Helen of Troy, piqued by her husband’s lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris to Sparta. Menelaus, her husband, egged on by his henchman, starts a war with Paris, finally effecting the return of Helen. The time-honored custom demands that he have the pleasure of killing her, but her seductive loveliness restrains him. And so at the end of the story, we find Helen engaging in a new flirtation with the Prince of Ithaca" (Moving Picture World, 17 Dec 1927). Two fragments of the film survive - the start and the end of the film.

    9. Julius Caesar (1908) - Shea, William, Costello, Maurice, Ranous, William V., Lawrence, Florence 2009

      Audio-visual document  Caesar leaves the capitol with Marc Antony and is offered a crown three times. Cassius persuades Brutus to join his conspiracy. Calpurnia tells Caesar of a dream she has had and tries to persuade him not to go to the Capitol. However, the conspirators arrive to accompany him. A soothsayer tries to warn Caesar, but he will not accept the message. Caesar is murdered and Brutus goes out to calm the people. Marc Antony, over the body of Caesar, delivers a speech that turns the people against the conspirators. An army camp: Inside Brutus' tent, he and Cassius argue but resolve their differences. Cassius leaves and Brutus is soon asleep. He then has a vision of Caesar who warns him of his imminent death. The conspirators lead their armies into battle. In defeat, Cassius makes his servant kill him and Brutus falls on his sword. Marc Antony takes the corpse and it is burnt on a pyre.

    10. Giulio Cesare (1909) - Mele, Luigi, Pastrone, Giovanni, Aubert, Louis, Shakespeare, William 2009

      Audio-visual document  Calpurnia welcomes her husband, the triumphant Caesar back to Rome. He, confiding his tyrannical aspirations to Mark Anthony, is overheard by Brutus, who remonstrates with him. Mark Anthony obtains from the Senate a triumph and the crowning of Caesar. After the triumphal procession has passed, the conspirators Brutus and his friends are overheard by a spy. Calpunia wakes from dreams of disaster for Caesar, and receives the spy's news of the conspiracy. She warns Caesar but he refuses to listen and attends the Senate. After Caesar's death at the hands of the conspirators, Mark Anthony rouses the people against them and they are driven from Rome. Brutus, waiting at Philippi, sees Caesar's ghost. The battle rages until Brutus is defeated and kills himself.

    11. Cleopatra (1910) - Roch, Madeleine, Bérangère, Jeanne, Napierkowska, Stasia, Rianza 2009

      Audio-visual document  Cleopatra is seen at her court before sailing for Mark Antony's camp. Mark Antony receives her and declares his love, before leaving with her on her boat. In Egypt, Mark Antony and Cleopatra are seen enjoying entertainments - dancing, gladiators, etc.. Octavius arrives and declares war. Cleopatra, relaxing in an apartment overlooking the pyramids, is bought news of Mark Antony's defeat by a messenger. She is angry and has the messenger poisoned. Mark Antony stabs himself and the Romans rush Cleopatra's palace. She retires to an inner room where she poisons herself with an asp bite. Octavius rushes in to find her dead.

    12. Lo schiavo di Cartagine - Tarlarini, Mary Cleo, Maggi, Luigi, Grandi, Oreste, Nigra, Romilde 2009

      Audio-visual document  A young slave girl is separated from her lover, a fellow slave, by their brutal master. The master pesters the girl with his attentions and when she rebuffs him, he casts her into a dungeon. Meanwhile the city of Carthage is thrown into a panic when it is rumored that the Romans are about to attack. The populace implore the aid of the priests. They decide that a virgin must be sacrificed to propitiate the gods. The slave master is ordered to choose a girl from his slaves and his choice falls on the girl. She is led to a square where a huge fire has been kindled before the idol of Baal. Her lover succeeds in snatching the girl away. The priests and the populace give chase but are thrown into a panic when the lovers release some lions from their den. The lovers succeed in reaching the seashore and embarking in a boat to a safe refuge.

    13. Dall amore al martino - BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  Marcus Lycinius, a cruel patrician, is in love with a young girl. His jealous mistress finds out that the girl is a Christian and informs Marcus. Marcus takes his revenge on the girl by denouncing her to the Prefect. The Catacombs are searched and the girl and her fellow Christians taken prisoner. Marcus goes to her prison to persuade her to renounce her faith, but her steadfastness and the appearance of an angelic vision persuade him, on the contrary, to accept Christianity, and he and the girl go to martyrdom together.

    14. Patrizia e schiavia - BFI National Archive 2009

      Audio-visual document  Marcella, a Roman matron, buys Afra, an African princess who is instructed to look after Marcella's child. A party of Afra's followers arrive by sea and find her on the seashore, scolding the child; she escapes with them and they take the child. Marcella watches the marauder's ship leaving, pursued unsuccessfully by a boatload of soldiers. Marcella despairs until a friend tells her to ask the gods for help. Marcella leaves gifts at the statue of the Goddess of the Seaand learns where her child is. In a subterranean cave, she hears the child's voice and is reunited. She reaches her litter, where people throw flowers and acclaim her.

    15. A Roman scandal (1924) - Bowers, Charles R., Fisher, Bud, Horace, Edgar, Fisher, Bud 2009

      Audio-visual document  Comic animation. Mutt and Jeff stand outside a tent advertising `PROF FEEP CRYSTAL GAZER REVEALS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE.' Inside the tent, they gaze into the crystal ball and a notice appears: `EMPEROR MUTT PROCLAIMS A CHAMPIONSHIP CHARIOT RACE BETWEEN HIS FAVORITE ALI THE BARBER AND LITTLE JEFF'. A Roman arena filled with an excited crowd. The Emperor Mutt bows to the crowd. Ali races in his chariot against little Jeff with various comic mishaps. Eventually Jeff puts his horses into his chariot and pulls it off to the cheers of the crowd. Mutt lurches up and Jeff laughs at him. They fade back into the tent of the crystal gazer.

    16. The last days of Pompeii - Tettoni Fior, Eugenia, Stefani, Ubaldo, Grisanti, Antonio, Carini, Cesare Gani 2009

      Audio-visual document  A young Greek, Glaucus, falls in love with the beautiful Ione who, together with her brother, is under the guardianship of the Egyptian High Priest of Isis. When Glaucus sees the local inn-keeper beating a blind slave-girl, he offers to buy her, an act of kindness that causes the girl to fall in love with him. The Egyptian priest attempts to seduce Ione but Glaucus arrives in time to save her. The priest produces a potion causing insanity, which the blind slave-girl gives to Glaucus believing it to be a love potion. The priest murders Ione’s brother, who has converted to Christianity and threatened to reveal the fraudulent nature of his religion. He then frames Glaucus for the murder. Glaucus is thrown to the lions but, before they can attack him, Vesuvius erupts. During the panic, the Egyptian priest is killed, while the blind slave-girl leads Glaucus and Ione to safety. Unable to live without Glaucus, she drowns herself allowing them to live happily together.

    17. The last days of Pompeii - Negri-Pouget, Fernanda, Tettoni Fior, Eugenia, Grisanti, Antonio, Carini, Cesare Gani c2000

      Audio-visual document 

    18. Cabiria - Mozzato, Umberto, Pagano, Bartolomeo, Catena, Letizia, Quaranta, Letizia c2000

      Audio-visual document 

    19. Cabiria - Mozzato, Umberto, Pagano, Bartolomeo, Almirante-Manzini, Italia, Quaranta, Letizia c1990

      Audio-visual document 

    20. Cajus Julius Caesar - Novelli, Amleto, Mattalia, Irene, Nazzari, Antonio, Guazzoni, Enrico [2009?]

      Audio-visual document 

    21. Quo vadis - Novelli, Amleto, Serena, Gustavo, Cattaneo, Amelia, Cattaneo, Carlo 1992?]

      Audio-visual document 

    22. Ben-Hur: a tale of Christ - Hilburn, Percy, Kershner, Glenn R., Struss, Karl, Hilliker, Katharine c1995

      Audio-visual document 

    23. Compilatie DVD. - Ambrosio, Arturo, Maggi, Luigi, Guazzoni, Enrico, Pastrone, Giovanni [2013?]

      Audio-visual document  Contents: Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1908) / directors, Arturo Ambrosio, Luigi Maggi -- Agrippina (1911) / director, Enrico Guazzoni -- La caduta di Troia (1911) / directors, Giovanni Pastrone, Romano Luigi Borgnetto -- Il ratto delle Sabine (1910) / director, Ugo Falena

    24. Spartaco, ovvero, Il gladiatore della Tracia - Vidali, Giovanni Enrico, Pasquali, Ernesto Maria, Altschuler, Modest, Guaita-Ausonia, Mario [2013?]

      Audio-visual document  Originally released as a silent motion picture: 1913 |

  3. Week 1-3 Introduction to Rome on Film (The Ben-Hur films) 33 items
    1. the films online data

      Ben Hur (1907); Ben Hur (1926); Ben Hur (1959)

      British Film Institute details on Ben Hur 1959

      http://www.bfi.org.uk/features/ultimatefilm/chart/details.php?ranking=30

      for details on the internet movie database

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618/

       

    2.  

      ancient sources

      Josephus, The Jewish Wars Books 1-10, 23

      Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23, John 18-19

    3. historiography

    4. The Jews in the Roman world - Grant, Michael 1973

      Book 

    5. The history of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world - Schäfer, Peter 2003

      Book  Available at Senate House and LSE.

    6. Sordi, Marta The Christians and the Roman Empire (1983, reprinted 1994) [history of Judaea in the time of the Roman occupation and the crucifixion of Christ]

       

      see below

    7. The Christians and the Roman Empire - Sordi, Marta, Bedini, Annabel 1994, c1986

      Book 

    8. the novel (1880)

    9. Ben-Hur: a tale of the Christ - Lew Wallace 2002

      Book  E-book

    10. The Double Conversion of Ben-Hur - Nitsa Ben-Ari 2003

      Document  Source: Target Vol. 14, No. 2, 2003, p. 263 - 301

    11. Ben-Hur and ancient Jewish slavery’ - C. Hezser 2009

      Chapter  Book not available in UCL libraries. Read pp. 121-139

    12. Faith in fiction - David S. Reynolds 1981

      Book 

    13. website for General Lew Wallace Study & Museum:

      http://www.ben-hur.com/

      online copies of the Lew Wallace novel:

      http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2145

      or http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/WalBenH.html

    14. the play

    15. Playing out the empire: Ben-Hur and other toga plays and films, 1883-1908 : a critical anthology - Mayer, David, Preston, Katherine K. 2002, c1994

      Book  Contains script for stage version of Ben-Hur and some discussion of film versions for information and pictures of the New York stage production: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/enam854/benhurpix.html link not found!

    16. the films

    17. Playing out the empire: Ben-Hur and other toga plays and films, 1883-1908 : a critical anthology - Mayer, David, Preston, Katherine K. 2002, c1994

      Book  see their index

    18. Big screen Rome - Monica Silveira Cyrino 2006

      Book  Chapter 3

    19. Ancient Rome at the cinema: story and spectacle in Hollywood and Rome - Theodorakopoulos, Elena 2010

      Book  Chapter 2

    20. Imperial projections: ancient Rome in modern popular culture - McGuire, Donald T., Joshel, Sandra R., Malamud, Margaret 2001

      Book  Chapter 2

  4. Weeks 4 & 5 Silent Italian Epic 42 items
    1. topics

      reconstructions of Rome; sources;

      special effects; religion; race

      national history; empire and imperialism

       

    2. the films

      Last Days of Pompeii (1913) dir M Caserini

      Cabiria (1914) dir G Pastrone

    3. Bibliography on

    4. (1) rediscovery of Pompeii

    5. The fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii lost and found - Beard, Mary 2008

      Book 

    6. Pompeii - Cooley, Alison 2003

      Book 

    7. Pompeii: the day a city died - Etienne, Robert 1992

      Book 

    8. Antiquity recovered: the legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Gardner Coates, Victoria C., Seydl, Jon L. 2007

      Book 

    9. Pompeii Awakened - Judith Harris 2007 (Hardcover)

      Book 

    10. Resurrecting Pompeii - Lazer, Estelle 2009

      Book 

    11. Pompeii: history, life & afterlife - Ling, Roger 2005

      Book 

    12. (2) Pompeii in fiction & paintings

    13. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1989 (Hardcover)

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    14. Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Barrow, R. J., Alma-Tadema, Lawrence 2001

      Book 

    15. Bulwer-Lytton, Lord The Last Days of Pompeii (1834),

      http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1565

    16. The subverting vision of Bulwer Lytton: bicentenary reflections - Christensen, Allan Conrad, Bulwer Lytton 2000 c2004

      Book 

    17. Alma-Tadema - Vern G. Swanson 1977

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    18. Pompeii in the public imagination from its rediscovery to today - Hales, Shelley, Paul, Joanna 2011

      Book 

    19. (3) Punic Wars against Carthage

    20. Pompeii in the public imagination from its rediscovery to today - Hales, Shelley, Paul, Joanna 2011

      Book 

    21. The fall of Carthage: the Punic Wars, 265-146 BC - Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith 2003

      Book 

    22. (4) Italian national identity and the Roman past

    23. Italy on screen: national identity and Italian imaginary - Bolton, Lucy, Siggers Manson, Christina, Italy on Screen Conference, University of London c2010

      Book 

    24. The eternal city: Roman images in the modern world - Bondanella, Peter E. c1987

      Book 

    25. La Grande Italia: the myth of the nation in the twentieth century - Gentile, Emilio c2009

      Book 

    26. (5) silent epics (generally)

    27. The body in the mirror: shapes of history in Italian cinema - Dalle Vacche, Angela c1992

      Book 

    28. The silent cinema reader - Grieveson, Lee, Krämer, Peter 2004

      Book 

    29. Italian national cinema 1896-1996 - Sorlin, Pierre 1996

      Book 

    30. Silent cinema: an introduction - Cherchi Usai, Paolo, Cherchi Usai, Paolo, British Film Institute 2000

      Book 

    31. Italian cinema - Wood, Mary P. 2005

      Book  esp. chapter 3

    32. Caesar, Cinema, and National Identity in the 1910s - Maria Wyke 2006

      Chapter  pp. 170-189

    33. (6) Cabiria & Pompeii (specifically)

    34. Screening ancient Rome in the new Italy - Maria Wyke 1999

      Chapter  pp.188-204

  5. 7-9 Depression Era Films 63 items
    1. topics

      dialogue; religion; censorship

      gender & sexuality; spectacle; consumer gaze

      humour; politics; commodification

    2. the films

      7 Sign of the Cross 1932 dir Cecil B. DeMille

      8 Cleopatra 1934 dir Cecil B. DeMille

      9 Roman Scandals 1933 dr Frank Tuttle

       

    3. Depression & Cinema histories (1930s)

    4. Dancing in the dark: a cultural history of the Great Depression - Dickstein, Morris c2009

      Book 

    5. Hollywood's Censor - Thomas Doherty 2007 (Hardcover)

      Book 

    6. American cinema of the 1930s: themes and variations - Hark, Ina Rae c2007

      Book 

    7. Screening Rome during the Great Depression - M. Malamud 2008

      Chapter 

    8. The Great Depression: America in the 1930s - Watkins, T. H. c1993

      Book 

    9. Cecil B DeMille

       

       

       

    10. Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood - Birchard, Robert S. c2004

      Book Recommended

    11. Cecil B. DeMille - Higham, Charles 1976

      Book 

    12. Cecil B. DeMille and the golden calf - Simon Louvish 2007

      Book  Book not available in UCL libraries.

    13. Sign of the Cross (1932)

      (ancient sources)

       

       

      Suetonius Lives of the Caesars & Tacitus Annales

       

       

       

       

    14. (scholarship on Nero)

    15. Nero - Champlin, Edward c2003

      Book 

    16. Reflections of Nero: culture, history & representation - Elsner, Jaś, Masters, Jamie 1994

      Book 

    17. Nero: the end of a dynasty - Griffin, Miriam T. 1987

      Book 

    18. Nero: the man behind the myth - Richard Holland 2002

      Book 

    19. Nero - Shotter, D. C. A. 1997

      Book 

    20. the play

    21. the film

    22. Cleopatra (1934) and (1963)

    23. Life of Antony - Plutarch, Pelling, C. B. R. 1988

      Book 

    24. Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra many different editions

    25. Three plays for Puritans: The devil's disciple, Cæsar and Cleopatra, & Captain Brassbound's conversion - Bernard Shaw 1901

      Book  [all three sources are discussed by Hughes-Hallet below]

    26. Cleopatra and Egypt - Ashton, Sally-Ann 2008

      Book 

    27. Cleopatra - Grant, Michael 2004, c1972

      Book 

    28. Cleopatra: a sourcebook - Jones, Prudence J. c2006

      Book 

    29. Cleopatra: the last pharaoh - Jones, Prudence J. 2006

      Book 

    30. Cleopatra: a sphinx revisited - Miles, Margaret Melanie c2011

      Book 

    31. Cleopatra - Rice, E. E. 2001, c1999

      Book 

    32. Cleopatra: a biography - Roller, Duane W. 2010

      Book 

    33. Cleopatra - Southern, Pat 1999

      Book 

    34. Cleopatra: last queen of Egypt - Tyldesley, Joyce A. 2008

      Book 

    35. Cleopatra of Egypt: from history to myth - Walker, Susan, Higgs, Peter, British Museum 2001

      Book 

    36. Cleopatra - Walker, Susan, Ashton, Sally-Ann 2006

      Book 

    37.  

      Hamer, Mary Signs of Cleopatra: histories, politics, representation (1993, 2nd edition 2008) [includes first chapter on ancient representations of Cleopatra, and last on DeMille's film of 1934]

    38. Signs of Cleopatra: reading an icon historically - Hamer, Mary 2008

      Book 

    39. Hughes-Hallett, Lucy Cleopatra: histories, dreams and distortions (1990) (includes chapters on ancient sources and some detailed discussion of both De Mille's Cleopatra and Mankiewicz's)

    40. Cleopatra: histories, dreams and distortions - Hughes-Hallett, Lucy 1990

      Book 

    41. Becoming Cleopatra - Royster, Francesca 2003

      Book 

    42. Projecting the past : ancient Rome, cinema, and history / Maria Wyke. - Maria Wyke

      Book  Chapter 4 or read 2 chapter The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations on the Cleopatra film

    43. The Roman mistress: ancient and modern representations - Wyke, Maria 2002

      Book  read the 2 chapters on the Cleopatra film or Projecting the Past chapter 4.

    44. Stars - Dyer, Richard, McDonald, Paul, British Film Institute 1998

      Book 

    45. The Carole Lombard in Macy's window - Charles Eckert 1978-01

      Article 

    46. Puffed sleeves before teatime - J. Gaines, C. Herzog 1991

      Chapter 

    47. Star gazing: Hollywood cinema and female spectatorship - Stacey, Jackie 1994

      Book 

    48. Roman Scandals (1933)

    49. Banjo eyes: Eddie Cantor and the birth of modern stardom - Goldman, Herbert G. 1997

      Book 

    50. Ancient Rome and modern America - Malamud, Margaret 2009

      Book  Chapter 7 or article below

    51. Swords-and-Scandals: Hollywood's Rome During the Great Depression - Margaret. Malamud 2008

      Article  or chapter 7 in Ancient Rome and modern America

    52. Keep young and beautiful’: Surplus and Subversion in Roman Scandals - Richard Thompson, William D. Routt 1987

      Chapter  Not available in UCL libraries.

  6. Weeks 11-12 Post-war independent v Hollywood & 14-16 Hollywood Blockbusters 94 items
    1. Films

      Julius Caesar 1950 dir David Bradley (adaptation stage to screen; location)

      Quo Vadis 1951 dir M. LeRoy (studio system; religion; contemporaneity)

      Spartacus 1960 dir S Kubrick (body, gender, race)

      Cleopatra 1963 dir J Mankiewicz (sexuality, spectacle, star system, extratextuality)

      Fall of the Roman Empire 1964 dir. A Mann (decline of genre)

       

    2. Cold War (1950s) America

    3. The inquisition in Hollywood: politics in the film community, 1930-60 - Ceplair, Larry, Englund, Steven 2003

      Book  There is a 1983 edition also available.

    4. Hollywood's Cold War - Tony Shaw 2007

      Book 

    5. Cinematic Cold War: the American and Soviet struggle for hearts and minds - Shaw, Tony, Youngblood, Denise J. c2010

      Book 

    6. The culture of the Cold War - Whitfield, Stephen J. 1996

      Book 

    7. Julius Caesar (1950)

    8. Makers of Rome: nine lives by Plutarch - Plutarch, Scott-Kilvert, Ian 1965

      Book  Life of Brutus

    9. North, T. The Parallel Lives of the Most Noble Greeks and Romans (1579), English translation of Plutarch http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/JC/plutarch.north.html

    10. Gleicher, J. 'On Plutarch's life of Caesar', Interpretation 29 (2002) 3: 265-79 (ISSN 0020-9635)

      This article cannot be obtained in the library nor is it accessible via the web.

    11. Plutarch and history: eighteen studies - C. B. R. Pelling 2002

      Book  pp. 253-65

    12. Judging Julius Caesar - C. Pelling 2006

      Chapter  pp. 3-26

    13. Shakespeare, W. Julius Caesar (1599)

      Several different editions available.

    14. The end of the ancient republic: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Blits, Jan H. c1993

      Book  Vol. 1: The tragedies pp. 339-356

    15. Caesar: a life in western culture - Wyke, Maria 2007

      Book 

    16. Julius Caesar: new critical essays - Zander, Horst 2005

      Book  The name of the author is H. Zander and not H. Zanolier

    17. Shakespeare on film - Jack J. Jorgens 1977

      Book 

    18. English Classic For Cold War America - John H. Lenihan 1992-07

      Article 

    19. A history of Shakespeare on screen: a century of film and television - Rothwell, Kenneth S. 2004

      Book 

    20. Shakespeare on film - Shaughnessy, Robert 1998

      Book 

    21. Quo Vadis (1951)

    22. see Suetonius Lives of the Caesars and Tacitus Annales for ancient sources

      H Sienkiewicz Quo Vadis? [the 19th century source novel]

       

    23. Nero - Suetonius, Warmington, B. H. 1977

      Book 

    24. Reflections of Nero: culture, history & representation - Elsner, Jaś, Masters, Jamie 1994

      Book 

    25. Nero: the end of a dynasty - Griffin, Miriam T. 1987

      Book 

    26. Nero: the man behind the myth - Holland, Richard 2002

      Book 

    27. Nero - Shotter, D. C. A. 1997

      Book 

    28. Big screen Rome - Cyrino, Monica Silveira 2005

      Book 

    29. Whither Quo vadis? - Scodel, Ruth, Bettenworth, Anja 2008

      Book 

    30. Imperial projections: ancient Rome in modern popular culture - McGuire, Donald T., Joshel, Sandra R., Malamud, Margaret 2001

      Book  Several chapters.

    31. Spartacus (1960)

    32. Imperial projections: ancient Rome in modern popular culture - McGuire, Donald T., Joshel, Sandra R., Malamud, Margaret 2001

      Book 

    33. Spartacus and the slave wars: a brief history with documents - Shaw, Brent D. c2001

      Book 

    34. Spartacus - Fast, Howard c1996

      Book 

    35. The Spartacus war - Strauss, Barry S. 2009

      Book 

    36. Spartacus - Urbainczyk, Theresa 2004

      Book 

    37. The Hollywood historical film - Burgoyne, Robert 2008

      Book  [BFI]

    38. Kubrick - Michel Ciment, Martin Scorsese 2003 (Paperback)

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    39. Big screen Rome - Cyrino, Monica Silveira 2005

      Book 

    40. Slaves on screen: film and historical vision - Davis, Natalie Zemon 2000

      Book  [BFI]

    41. Seeing Red: Spartacus as Domestic Economist - A. Futrell 2001

      Chapter 

    42. Gladiators and Caesars

    43. Screening the male: exploring masculinities in Hollywood cinema - Cohan, Steven, Hark, Ina Rae 1993

      Book  pp.151-172 [to get the most out of Hark, read especially the sections on feminist and psychoanalytic theory in the introductory books to help you understand the terminology of her article]

    44. 'What are big boys made of?: Spartacus, El Cid and the male epic - Leon Hunt 1993

      Chapter  pp. 65-83 Available at Senate House and SOAS.

    45. Spartacus: The Illustrated Story of the Motion Picture Production

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    46. Shahabudin, K. Representations of the Gladiator in Post-war Hollywood Cinema (2001) [thesis – in BFI]

    47. Ancient Rome at the cinema: story and spectacle in Hollywood and Rome - Theodorakopoulos, Elena 2010

      Book  Chapter 3.

    48. Spartacus: film and history - Winkler, Martin M. 2006

      Book 

    49. Don't Look Now - R. Dyer 1982-09-01

      Article 

    50. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema - L. Mulvey 1975-09-01

      Article 

    51. Masculinity as Spectacle - S. Neale 1983-11-01

      Article 

    52. Cleopatra (1963)

    53. Life of Antony - Plutarch, Pelling, C. B. R. 1988

      Book 

    54. Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra [multiple versions and commentaries in the library, N Potter and N Tredell 2007]

       

      and Bernard Shaw Caesar and Cleopatra in Three Plays for Puritans 

      [all three sources are discussed by Hughes-Hallet below]

    55. Cleopatra - C.M. Franzero 1962

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    56. Cleopatra - Grant, Michael 2004, c1972

      Book 

    57. Cleopatra - Rice, E. E. 2001, c1999

      Book 

    58. Cleopatra: a biography - Roller, Duane W. 2010

      Book 

    59. Cleopatra - Southern, Pat 1999

      Book 

    60. The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Correspondence (1963) [Paperback]

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    61. Big screen Rome - Cyrino, Monica Silveira 2005

      Book 

    62. Cleopatra: histories, dreams and distortions - Hughes-Hallett, Lucy 1990

      Book  (includes chapters on ancient sources and some detailed discussion of both De Mille's Cleopatra and Mankiewicz's)

    63. Cleopatra: a sphinx revisited - Miles, Margaret Melanie c2011

      Book 

    64. Becoming Cleopatra - Royster, Francesca 2003

      Book  [BFI]

    65. Cleopatra reassessed - Walker, Susan, Ashton, Sally-Ann, British Museum 2003

      Book 

    66. My Life with Cleopatra: The Making of a Hollywood Classic - Walter Wanger

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    67. The Roman mistress: ancient and modern representations - Wyke, Maria 2002

      Book  2 chapters on Cleopatra OR see below

    68. Dyer on stars

    69. Star gazing: Hollywood cinema and female spectatorship - Stacey, Jackie 1994

      Book 

    70. Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

    71. source, Edward Gibbon, The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire (1777)[you can get online access to various editions]

    72. The history of The decline and fall of the Roman Empire - Gibbon, Edward, Womersley, David 1994

      Book 

    73. The fall of the Roman Empire: a reappraisal - Grant, Michael 1976

      Book 

    74. Ancient Rome at the cinema: story and spectacle in Hollywood and Rome - Theodorakopoulos, Elena 2010

      Book  Chapter 4

    75. Cinema and the Fall of Rome - Martin M. Winkler

      Article 

    76. Imperial projections: ancient Rome in modern popular culture - McGuire, Donald T., Joshel, Sandra R., Malamud, Margaret 2001

      Book  Several chapters.

  7. Week 16-18 European art house 49 items
    1.  topics

      adaptation novel to screen; body; fictionality; reception of antiquity

      masculinity & homosexuality; body; visual art

    2. the films

      Fellini Satyricon 1969 dir F. Fellini

      Sebastiane 1976 dir D. Jarman

    3. Fellini Satyricon 1969

      ancient source:

      Petronius Satyricon

    4. Reading Petronius - Slater, Niall W. 1990

      Book 

    5. Petronius: a handbook - Prag, J. R. W., Repath, Ian 2009

      Book  (inc. a chapter on Fellini Satyricon by Joanna Paul)

    6. Petronius and the anatomy of fiction - Rimell, Victoria 2002

      Book 

    7. Fellini's film:

    8. Fellini - Baxter, John 1993

      Book 

    9. The cinema of Federico Fellini - Bondanella, Peter E., Fellini, Federico c1992

      Book 

    10. The films of Federico Fellini - Fava, Claudio G., Curto, Shula, Viganò, Aldo 1990, c1985

      Book 

    11. Fellini's films - Frank Burke 1996

      Book  Available from Senate House.

    12. I, Fellini - Chandler Charlotte. 1997

      Book  Available form Senate House.

    13. Fellini on Fellini - Federico Fellini 1995

      Book  Available form Senate House.

    14. Modern European filmmakers and the art of adaptation - Andrew Horton, Joan Magretta 1981

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    15. Adaptation as archaeology: Fellini Satyricon - Bernard F. Dick 1981

      Chapter  Not available in UCL libraries.

    16. Sexual alienation in the cinema - Raymond Durgnat 1972

      Book  Available at Senate House library. [BFI]

    17. Fellini Satyricon - Fellini Federico. 1969

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    18. Fellini's Satyricon - Fellini Federico. 1970

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    19. On the Set of Fellini Satyricon - Hughes, E. 1971

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries. [BFI]

    20. Federico Fellini: his life and work - Kezich, Tullio 2007

      Book 

    21. I'm a born liar: a Fellini lexicon - Fellini, Federico, Pettigrew, Damian 2003

      Book 

    22. The social ambience of Petronius' Satyricon and Fellini Satyricon - J. P. Sullivan 2001

      Chapter  OR read in Classical Myth & Culture

    23. Classical myth & culture in the cinema - Winkler, Martin M. c2001

      Book 

    24. The Transparent I: Self/Subject in European Cinema - S. Snyder 1994

      Book  Available in Senate House library. [BFI] pp139-52

    25. Sebastiane 1976 dir D. Jarman

      iconographic tradition:

    26. The nude male: a new perspective - Walters, Margaret 1978

      Book 

    27. Jarman's film:

      British Film Institute Derek Jarman Collection

    28. Derek Jarman - Charlesworth, Michael 2011

      Book 

    29. Derek Jarman and lyric film - Steven Dillon 2004

      Book  Available in Senate House library.

    30. Derek Jarman's angelic conversations - Ellis, James Richard c2009

      Book 

    31. The fruit machine: twenty years of writings on queer cinema - Waugh, Thomas 2000

      Book 

    32. At your own risk: a saint's testament - Jarman, Derek, Christie, Michael 1993

      Book 

    33. Dancing ledge - Derek Jarman 1991

      Book  Available in Senate House library.

    34. By angels driven: films of Derek Jarman - Lippard, Chris 1995

      Book 

    35. Derek Jarman: dreams of England - O'Pray, Michael, British Film Institute 1996

      Book 

    36. The films of Derek Jarman - William Pencak 2002

      Book  Available in Senate House library.

    37. The queer cinema of Derek Jarman: critical and cultural readings - Richardson, Niall 2009

      Book 

    38. Derek Jarman: a portrait - Wollen, Richard, Parkes, James Cary 1996

      Book 

    39. Derek Jarman (British Film Makers) - Rowland Wymer 2006

      Book 

  8. Week 19 Gladiator: Revival of epic genre 24 items
    1. topics

      CGI; masculinity; politics

       

      the film

      Gladiator 2000 dir R. Scott    

    2. Cruelty and civilization: the Roman games - Auguet, Roland 1994

      Book 

    3. The sorrows of the ancient Romans: the gladiator and the monster - Barton, Carlin A. c1993

      Book 

    4. Gladiators: violence and spectacle in Ancient Rome - Dunkle, Roger 2008

      Book 

    5. Gladiators and Caesars: the power of spectacle in ancient Rome - Köhne, Eckhart, Ewigleben, Cornelia, Jackson, Ralph 2000

      Book 

    6. The Colosseum - Hopkins, Keith, Beard, Mary 2005

      Book 

    7. Emperors and gladiators - Wiedemann, Thomas E. J. 1992

      Book 

    8. Gladiator at the Millennium - Emily Albu 2008

      Article 

    9. Death or glory - Douglas Bankston 2000

      Article 

    10. The Hollywood historical film - Burgoyne, Robert 2008

      Book  [BFI]

    11. Gladiator 2000 (Paperback)

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    12. The End Of Cinema As We Know It - Jon Lewis December 1, 2001 (Hardcover)

      Book  Available at Senate House library.

    13. Ridley Scott - Brian J. Robb April 1, 2001 (Paperback)

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    14. The historical epic and contemporary Hollywood: from Dances with wolves to Gladiator - Russell, James 2007

      Book 

    15. Ridley Scott - Ridley Scott 2005

      Book 

    16. Gladiator November 2000 (Hardcover)

      Book  Not available in UCL libraries.

    17. Shahabudin, K. Representations of the Gladiator in Post-war Hollywood Cinema (2001) [thesis – in BFI]

    18. Ancient Rome at the cinema: story and spectacle in Hollywood and Rome - Theodorakopoulos, Elena 2010

      Book  Chapter 5

    19. Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and the spectacle of empire’ - R. Wilson 2002

      Article  Article accessed via the web.

    20. Gladiator: film and history - Winkler, Martin M. 2004

      Book 

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