By David Huckvale

ISBN-10: 0786465778

ISBN-13: 9780786465774

historical Egypt has lengthy been a resource of fascination in Western pop culture. video clips comparable to The Mummy (1932, 1959), Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956), and pharaonic movies like Cleopatra (1934, 1963) and The Egyptian (1954) have all recreated the glamour and attract of Egyptian paintings and civilization for Western audiences. This paintings strains how those and different movies have been encouraged via writers like Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and by way of the artwork of Victorian painters. equally, it indicates how the soundtracks to such movies belong to a Romantic musical culture stretching again past Verdi and Mozart. Exploring those artworks addresses the query of no matter if the myth of historic Egypt represents racist misunderstandings of a much more major truth, or a fashion for Western tradition to appreciate itself.

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