Swords and Cinema: Hollywood vs the reality of ancient warfare ebook
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Swords And Cinema: Hollywood Vs The Reality Of Ancient Warfare

The battles and sieges of the Classical world have been a rich source of inspiration to film makers since the beginning of cinema and the 60s and 70s saw the golden age of the ‘swords and sandals’ epic, with films such as Spartacus. Ridley Scott’s Gladiator led a modern revival that has continued with the release of films like 300, The Eagle and Centurion and HBO’s mini-series Rome. While Hollywoo...

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (January 19, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 184884476X
ISBN-13: 978-1848844766
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2608971
Format: PDF ePub djvu book

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“These are two of the most frequent questions that we tend to ask ourselves, and two of the questions that Jeremiah McCall, among others, seeks to address in his original and fascinating latest book “Swords and Cinema”. In this book, he compares the r...”

interpretations of Classical battle continue to spark interest in ancient warfare, to casual viewers and serious enthusiasts alike they also spark a host of questions about authenticity. What does Hollywood get right and wrong about weapons, organization, tactics and the experience of combat? Did the Spartans really fight clad only in their underpants and did the Persians have mysterious, silver-masked assassins in their armies? This original book discusses the merits of battle scenes in selected movies and along the way gives the reader an interesting overview of ancient battle. It should appeal to the serious student of ancient warfare, movie buffs and everyone in between.