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Mike Leigh's _Naked_ is a fantastic version of the _Odyssey_. There are
also Dassin's _A Dream of Passion_, which is a couple of Medea stories,
and Pasolini's _Edipo Re_.
 
Rachel Gabara
Program in Comparative Literature
University of Michigan
 
On Mon, 20 Jan 1997, Tania Kamal-Eldin wrote:
 
> I was wondering if anyone might have suggestions for loosely based
> metaphors...Films which derive from classics and myths, mostly Ancient
> Greek traditions but also Asian and Irish.
>
>
> For example:
>
> Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai:  Homer's Illiad
>
> Peter Fonda's Easy Rider:  Homer's Odyssey
>
> Antonia's Line:  The Lyrics of Sappho
>
> Werner Herzog's Aguirre:  The Wrath of God:  Sophocles' Ajax
>
> Truffaut's Jules et Jim:  Sophocle's Trachinians
>
> Neil Jordan's Crying Game:  Bacchae
>
> Sleepers:  Sophocles' Antigone/ Euripides' Medea
>
> Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal:  Bible:  Revelations
>
>
> THANKS>>>>>
>
> TANIA
>
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