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Title Bigger than Ben-Hur : the book, its adaptations, and their audiences / edited by Barbara Ryan and Milette Shamir
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016
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Series Television and popular culture
Television and popular culture.
Contents Introduction: the Ben-Hur tradition / Barbara Ryan and Milette Shamir -- Ben-Hur's and America's Rome: from virtuous republic to tyrannous empire / Eran Shalev -- Ben-Hur's mother: narrative time, nostalgia, and progress in the Protestant historical romance / Milette Shamir -- Retelling and untelling the Christmas story: Ben-Hur, Uncle Midas, and the sunday-school movement / Jefferson J.A. Gatrall -- Holy lands, restoration, and Zionism in Ben-Hur / Hilton Obenzinger -- "In the service of Christianity": Ben-Hur and the "redemption" of the American theater, 1899-1920 / Howard Miller -- June Mathis's Ben-Hur: a tale of corporate change and the decline of women's influence in Hollywood / Thomas J. Slater -- Getting Judas right: the 1925 Ben-Hur as Jesus film and Biblical epic / Richard Walsh -- Take up the white man's burden: race and resistance to Ben-Hur / Barbara Ryan -- The erotics of the galley slave: male desire and Christian sacrifice in the 1959 film version of Ben-Hur / Ina Rae Hark -- Challenging a default Ben-Hur: a wish list / David Mayer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 -- Film adaptations.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur.
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Christianity in literature.
Christianity in motion pictures.
Historical films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
Author Ryan, Barbara, 1958- editor
Shamir, Milette, editor
ISBN 081565331X (electronic bk.)
9780815653318 (electronic bk.)