New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.
Call No: 753.1(73) SLE
Author: Slethaug, Gordon E.
Place: New York
PhysDes: vi, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: ADAPTATIONS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; CRITICISM; USA; THEORY; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (US, Fred Schepisi, 1993); SHORT CUTS (US, Robert Altman, 1993); AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); GANGS OF NEW YORK (GG/IT/US, Martin Scorsese, 2002); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US/AT, Baz Luhrmann, 2013); SMOKE SIGNALS (US, Chris Eyre, 1998); SMOKE (US, Wayne Wang, 1995); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); BROKEN FLOWERS (US, Jim Jarmusch, 2005); SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (US, Rupert Sanders, 2012); SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (US, David Hand, 1937)
Summary: "Exploring Hollywood feature films as well as small studio productions, Adaptation Theory and Criticism provides the reader with an informative background on adaptation theory and postmodern methodology and includes eight case studies on more than a dozen American films, some of which have been used before (Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, The Great Gatsby, and Do the Right Thing) and some that have received less consideration (Six Degrees of Seperation, Smoke, Smoke Signals, Broken Flowers, and various Snow White narratives including Enchanted, Mirrir Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman. Useful for both film and literary studies, Gordon Slethaug's Adaptation theory and criticism cogently combines existing scholarship with new theories and insights, encouraging readers to think about intertextual connections between literature and film in the USA." -- BOOK BLURB
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -269) and index
Donation: Senses of Cinema
Contents: -- introduction -- 1.Modernism/postmodernism and origin/intertextual play in adaptation theory -- Modernism: High culture, poetic genius, and influence -- Postmodernism: Textuality, intertextuality, pastiche/bricolage, freeplay, and interculturalism -- 2.Adaptation, surplus value, and supplementation in Six Degrees of Separation and Short Cuts -- Surplus, supplementation, and transformation in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation -- E Pluribus Unum: Raymond Carver's fiction and Robert Altman's Short Cuts -- 3.Intertextual doubling in The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and The Great Gatsby -- Tribalization as intertextual symptom: Scorcese's The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York -- Ironized intertextuality: The Age of Innocence and The Great Gatsby -- 4.Freeplay, citation, and ethnocriticism: Single and multiple sources in Smoke Signals, SMOKE, and Do the Right Thing --
-- Ethnocriticism and adaptation: Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Chris Eyre's Smoke Signals -- From Lee to Auster and Wang: Postmodern indeterminacy and racial relations in Do the Right Thing and SMOKE -- Beyond Auster's short story: Do the Right Thing and SMOKE -- 5.Palimpsests and bricolage: Playful and serious citation in Broken Flowers and Snow White's offspring -- Palimpsest, play, and the myth of filiation in Broken Flowers: Clues, signs, and referential mania -- Snow White's offspring: The hyper-palimpsest -- 6.Conclusion -- works cited -- index --