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Andrew Higson

, gore, violence and eroticism, this is a ‘full-throated rejection of the decorous conventions of “heritage cinema” ’. 9 The bourgeois costume drama offers a much more intimate and conventionally feminine version of history, closer to the woman’s film: to some extent, this is history for girls. The premodern historical adventure film, however, offers a much more epic and conventionally masculine version of history

in Medieval film
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The a-chronology of medieval film
Bettina Bildhauer and Anke Bernau

director had chosen a ‘medieval story’ (the tale of the monk and the girl is indeed based on a medieval fabliau), and repeatedly demands that the film show a ‘bridge’, an analogy, between the Middle Ages and today. What he does not realise is the allegorical connection, for The Monk and the Maiden is about the relationship between the Middle Ages and today (with the monk embodying the present and the girl the seemingly

in Medieval film