Swords and Cinema: Hollywood vs the Reality of Ancient Warfare

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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 Hollywood interpetations of Classical battle continue to spark interest in ancient warfare, to casual viewers and serious enthusiasts ...

Swords and Cinema: Hollywood vs the Reality of Ancient Warfare 2014, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781848844766

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