King Arthur in Hollywood

The Legend of Arthur in Literature and Popular Culture

   From Films.com: "What makes the promise of Camelot still resonate in the 21st century? In this program, Barbara and Alan Lupack, authors of King Arthur in America and Arthurian Literature by Women; Debra Mancoff, author of The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art; and Kevin J. Harty, author of King Arthur on Film, New Essays on Arthurian Cinema, discuss the enduring fascination with King Arthur in Britain and America since the Victorian era. Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and writings of John Steinbeck, T. H. White, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and others are featured. In addition, Hollywood and pop culture’s continuing infatuation with Arthur is explored. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. (26 minutes) The DVD version has on-demand English subtitles and can be viewed using a DVD player or computer DVD-ROM drive."

The Legend of Arthur in Literature and Popular Culture