Printer Friendly

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (reprint, 2011).

9781472504951

Ovid's Myth of Pygmalion on Screen: In Pursuit of the Perfect Woman (reprint, 2011)

Paula James

Bloomsbury Academic

2013

235 pages

$29.95

Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception

PN1992

James begins by looking at the layers of identity in Ovid's Pygmalion myth, then surveys themes from it that have appeared in cinema. She covers making and breaking the statue on screen, the made-over woman as comedy, the statue as screen goddess, the horror and humor of Pygmalion's robots, a simulacrum among simulacra, hi and lo tech gals of the computer screen, and more myth making at the movies. One of her goals is to show students how modern presentations of classical myths can reveal dimension of the original that had previously remained obscure. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2014 Ringgold, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception
Publication:ProtoView
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2014
Words:129
Previous Article:Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance.
Next Article:Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics: Lessons for Enterprise Policy.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters