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Classical Allusions in Cinema

CWL 206

Same as CLCV 206. See CLCV 206.

 Classical Allusions in Cinema   credit: 3 Hours. Examination of hundreds of contemporary films containing allusions to Greco-Roman antiquity. From the Matrix to Napoleon Dynamite, today's films often mention an ancient character, story or art object. These motifs are conscious and often essential to the theme of the film. We examine this interesting phenomenon by discussing film segments in class, reading about the history of the classical tradition in popular culture, and finally, forming into groups and examining specific types of films. Same as CLCV 206. Prerequisite: CLCV 111 or CLCV 115 or consent of instructor.