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Epic Heroes on Screen$
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Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424516

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001

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Hercules and the Millennial Generation

Hercules and the Millennial Generation

Chapter:
(p.13) 1 Hercules and the Millennial Generation
Source:
Epic Heroes on Screen
Author(s):

Jon Solomon

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0002

This chapter provides the foundation of the first section of the book and provides a detailed examination of the history of Hercules on screen. The Hercules corpus is separated into three clusters: European ancients from 1958 to 1965; the 1990s, which included the Hercules TV series and the Disney film; and finally the most recent productions of 2014. The chapter places the most recent productions in a tradition of the onscreen Hercules. It demonstrates the extensive scope of the Hercules corpus and reveals the inherent difficulties in determining what is part of the mythic tradition and what is not.

Keywords:   Hercules, mythic tradition, film, Disney

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