Cinematic Signatures of Orpheus and Operatic Evocations

  title={Cinematic Signatures of Orpheus and Operatic Evocations},
  author={J. Solomon},
  journal={Illinois Classical Studies},
  pages={111 - 136}
  • J. Solomon
  • Published 2019
  • Art
  • Illinois Classical Studies
  • Abstract:This paper traces the tradition of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Ovid and Vergil through Poliziano to late Renaissance, Baroque, early classical, and early twentieth-century opera as antecedents to Cocteau's Orphée and a number of contemporary films, including Imagining Argentina, Slumdog Millionaire, The City of Your Final Destination, Rabbit Hole, Remember Me, and The Book of Life. Because tragic and non-tragic endings are not reliable identifiers in the Orpheus tradition… CONTINUE READING