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This quantity examines cinematic representations of old Greek girls from the geographical regions of fantasy and historical past. It discusses how those woman figures have been resurrected at the huge monitor by way of assorted filmmakers in the course of diversified ancient moments, and have been for that reason embedded inside of a story which served numerous reasons.

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Robert Rossen, 1956) starring Richard Burton, Ulisse (dir. Mario Camerini, 1954) starring Kirk Douglas, Hercules (Pietro Francisci, 1958) starring Steve Reeves, and the brilliant Brazilian film Orfeu Negro (dir. Marcel Camus, 1959) starring Bruno Mello. 11 Because it is a US-Italian co-production made in Rome’s Cinecittà studios, like Ulisse (dir. 14 While these are conventional, that is, patriarchal, social and cinematic features, Helen of Troy’s dramatization of a good female heroine rather than the masculinist heroics of its male lead radically differentiates its plot and dramatic focus from the later peplum films.

64 Winkler (2009: 229). Gazing at Helen 35 fulfilment of Helen’s desire since Homer—to be accepted by the Trojan women. And so Helen is, deemed blameless by both the internal and external audiences. For all her similarities to 1950s blonde American stars, the film adds depth to Helen’s character by imaginatively echoing a theme central to Euripides’ play Helen: her dual identities. In the film Paris and Helen separately evoke the phantom of Helen and the split it connotes between her two selves. During her slave pretence, Wise’s Helen calls herself a shadow of the real Helen and voices wistfully that she does not ‘believe anyone knows queen Helen very well’.

8 Despite their many differences, these two films form an interesting comparative pair. 9 ROBERT WISE’S HELEN OF TROY Impelled by the success of the biblical dramas Quo Vadis? (dir. Mervyn LeRoy, 1951) and The Robe (dir. Henry Koster, 1953), Warner Brothers released Helen of Troy in a mid-decade wave of films on ancient Greek themes, and concurrently with Cecil B. 10 Filmed in Cinemascope, the new 8 Scholars have noted cinema’s crucial role as a new medium for political commentary. , Negra (2002: 375), Ross (2002: 4), and Russell (2007: 31, 45).

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