Love and revenge in The Eagle (1925)

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Big budget costume dramas were a prominent fixture in the changing landscape of early and mid-1920s Hollywood. Such productions were instructive in responding to ‘a specific spectatorial desire for escapism into an ahistorical time of myth and magic, inured to the ravages of urbanization [and] industrialization.’[1] In other words, silent historical epics were tailored to cater to audiences’ desire for spectacle, whilst also providing a conceptualisation of chivalry and romance untarnished by the shifting gender discourse of the time of their production.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
PublisherThe International Association for Media and History
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • film history
  • silent film

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