Studi Classici e Orientali (SCO), Studi Classici e Orientali LIII - Anno 2007 (edito nel 2010)

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FILM STORICI E CRITICI TROPPO CRITICI

DOMITILLA CAMPANILE

Abstract


This article deals with the academic renewed interest on films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past. Separating fiction from truth should not be the first real purpose for ancient historians, furthermore scholars ought to commit to these studies without any condescension or patronizing manners. The Author suggests that conscious incongruities and small inconsistencies should be investigated and properly understood, rather than to make them an object of contempt and derision, as sometimes happens. The author traces back the origin of historical fiction in literature and in films in few case studies, and explains the deep interest people manifested for these forms of entertainment in the past and in the present


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Studi Classici e Orientali - Dipartimenti di Filologia, letteratura e linguistica e di Civiltà e forme del sapere dell'Università di Pisa - ISSN: 0081-6124