Episode Detail: Once Upon a Time - Imagination
An examination of how the powerful storytelling medium of movies relies on techniques first developed in the ancient world. Included: how King Ashurbanipal, the 7th-century B.C. ruler of Assyria, augmented his image through art, including reliefs that depicted the war he waged against the Elamites; how Greek artists in the 1st century B.C. depicted Homer's tale of Odysseus via marble sculptures; storytelling techniques of Australia's Aborigines.