By Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos
This quantity examines cinematic representations of historic Greek ladies from the nation-states of delusion and background. It discusses how those lady figures are resurrected at the vast monitor by means of diverse filmmakers in the course of varied old moments, and are consequently embedded inside of a story which serves numerous reasons, reckoning on the director of the movie, its screenwriters, the studio, the rustic of its starting place, and the sociopolitical context on the time of its production.
Using a various array of hermeneutic techniques (such as gender idea, feminist feedback, psychoanalysis, viewer-response conception, and private voice criticism), the essays objective to solid mild on cinema's investments within the classical previous and decode the mechanisms wherein the ladies below exam are extracted from their unique context and are dropped at existence to function cars for the articulation of recent principles, issues, and cultural developments. the amount therefore goals to enquire not just how antiquity at the display depicts, and during this approach distorts, compresses, contests, and revises, antiquity at the web page but in addition, extra crucially, why the medium follows such eclectic representational thoughts vis-a-vis the classical global.
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80 76 On Cacoyannis’ Euripidean trilogy, see MacKinnon (1986: 74–94). On Iphigenia, see Bakogianni with further bibliography (this volume). 77 MacKinnon (1986: 80–1) discusses the political climate when Cacoyannis was ﬁlming The Trojan Women. 78 Neale (2000: 85). 79 Russell (2007: 46). 80 McDonald (2001) analyses Cacoyannis’ cinematic focus on characters’ eyes in his Iphigenia as the vehicle to convey a range of emotions including suffering, pity, love, and death (98). McDonald asserts that the ancient Greeks expressed their concept of self 40 Ancient Greek Women in Film I will discuss these in the order 1, 3, 2; the second, as we shall see, is closely connected to the third.
Feminist ﬁlm theorists usually see what Kaplan calls a ‘collusion of the [white] male and imperial gaze’ (1997: 67), including American audiences’ denial of American imperialism (93). Negra discusses the role of ﬁlm stars in advancing these cinematic nationalistic aims (2002: 375–7). 74 President Franklin Roosevelt commissioned Mission to Moscow (1943) during World War II to show the Soviets as worthy allies, but it was used by HUAC to portray the Roosevelt administration as pro-Soviet (Ross: 2002: 203).
However, the very fact that he ﬁnally made a ﬁlm, whose focus on Helen’s story with only one major battle sequence probably situates it among ‘chick ﬂicks’ rather than male-oriented action movies,69 raises questions about the ﬁlm’s portrayal of concepts of female gender identity and women’s roles in the 1950s. As portrayed by the young, innocent-looking leading blonde actors, the story is transformed from one of archetypal sensuality and desire to a bourgeois tale of 66 Thus both ﬁlms accord with the cinematic stress, characteristic of pepla, on the return to domestic heterosexuality at the ﬁlm’s end (Günsberg, 2005: 100).
Ancient Greek Women in Film by Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos