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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Epic films -- History and criticism,
  • History in motion pictures

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Robert Burgoyne.
SeriesAFI film readers
ContributionsBurgoyne, Robert, 1949-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.E79 E76 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24029039M
ISBN 109780415990172, 9780415990189, 9780203927472
LC Control Number2010001228

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