Robin Hood : A Cinematic History of the English Outlaw and His Scottish Counterparts

Description

From Errol Flynn to Kevin Costner to Daffy Duck, the bandit of Sherwood Forest has gone through a variety of incarnations on the way to becoming a cinematic staple. The historic Robin Hood - actually an amalgam of several outlaws of mediaeval England - was continually transformed by oral tradition to become the romantic and deadly archer-swordsman who "robbed from the rich to give to the poor". This image was reinforced by popular literature, song, and in the 20th century, cinema. This volume provides in-depth information on each film based on the immortal hero. In addition, the historical figures of other British outlaw-heroes (Rob Roy MacGregor, Wat Tyler, "John Amend-All" and William Wallace) are examined. Nollen also explores non-traditional representations of the legend, such as Frank Sinatra's "Robin and the Seven Hoods" and westerns featuring the Robin Hood motif. A complete filmography is provided, including production information, and the text is highlighted by photographs, advertisements and illustrations.

Details

Author(s)
Scott Allen Nollen
Format
Hardback | 240 pages
Dimensions
166.1 x 237.7 x 20.3mm | 485.35g
Publication date
31 Aug 1999
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication City/Country
Jefferson, NC, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
photographs, illustrations
ISBN10
0786406437
ISBN13
9780786406432