Arthurian Legends on Film and Television (Paperback)

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The Arthurian legends are a crucial part of Western culture. With their enduring themes, archetypal characters, and complex plots, it is not surprising that the stories of Camelot should find their way into films and television programs. From the moody (Excalibur) to the looney (Knighty Knight Bugs), more than 250 entries give complete credits, synopses, and analyses. Included are works based solely on Arthur and his literary origins and works that feature other figures, like Galahad, Percival, and the operatic favorites Tristan and Isolde. Also included are animated films, parodies like Monty Python's, films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Arthurian themes, and television series with Arthurian episodes such as Babylon 5 and MacGyver. Operatic and dramatic works recorded for film and television (like Camelot) are also covered. Appendices, bibliography and index.

About the Author

A former journalist and photographer, Bert Olton is a member of the International Arthurian Society. He is a freelance writer living in New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786440764
ISBN-10: 0786440767
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2008
Pages: 351
Language: English