Adaptations: from short story to big screen : 35 great stories that have inspired great films / edited by Stephanie Harrison
New York: Three Rivers Press, c2005.
Call No: 753.1 ADA Author: Harrison, Stephanie Edition: First edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Three Rivers Press PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: xix, 619 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; SHORT CUTS (US, Robert Altman, 1993); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966); FACE IN THE CROWD, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1957); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); A.I: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (US, Steven Spielberg, 2001); MINORITY REPORT (US, Steven Spielberg, 2002); FREAKS (US, Tod Browning, 1932); FLY, THE (US, Kurt Neumann, 1958); RE-ANIMATOR (US, Stuart Gordon, 1985); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); MAN CALLED HORSE, A (US, Elliot Silverstein, 1970); SMOKE SIGNALS (US, Chris Eyre, 1998); AMERICAN SPLENDOR (US, Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, 2003); GHOST WORLD (US, Terry Zwigoff, 2001); ALL ABOUT EVE (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950); MEET JOHN DOE (US, Frank Capra, 1941); WILD ONE, THE (US, Laslo Benedek, 1953); TOMORROW (US, Joseph Anthony, 1972); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); SWIMMER, THE (US, Frank Perry, 1968); KILLERS, THE (US, Robert Siodmak, 1946); FALLEN IDOL, THE (UK, Carol Reed, 1948); MEMENTO (US, Christopher Nolan, 2000); CHRISTMAS STORY, A (US, Bob Clark, 1983); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); RASHOMON (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1950); DAMA S SOBACKOJ (UR, Iosif Hejfic, 1960); LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG (UR, Iosif Hejfic, 1960); DARK EYES (IT/UR, Nikita Mihalkov, 1987); OCI CIORNIE (IT/UR, Nikita Mihalkov, 1987); SMOKE (US, Wayne Wang, 1995); JESUS' SON (US, Alison Maclean, 1999); IN THE BEDROOM (US, Todd Field, 2001); MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (US, H.C. Potter, 1948); MY FRIEND FLICKA (US, Harold D. Schuster, 1943); LAST TIME I SAW PARIS, THE (US, Richard Brooks, 1954); SMOOTH TALK (US/UK, Joyce Chopra, 1985) Summary: "Adaptations gathers together 35 pieces that have been the basis for films, many from giants of American literature (Hemingway, Fitzgerald) and many that have not been in print for decades (the stories that inspired Bringing Up Baby, Meet John Doe, and All About Eve)." "Categorized by genre, and featuring movies by master directors such as Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Frank Capra, and John Ford, as well as relative newcomers such as Chris Eyre and Christopher Nolan, Adaptations offers insight into the process of turning a short story into a screenplay, one that, when successful, doesn't take drastic liberties with the text upon which it is based, but doesn't mirror its source material too closely either."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Also issued online ISBN: 1400053145 Contents: -- Jerry and Molly and Sam / Raymond Carver -- Blow-up / Julio Corta´zar -- Your Arkansas traveler / Budd Schulberg -- Rear window / Cornell Woolrich -- The sentinel / Arthur C. Clarke -- Supertoys last all summer long / Brian Aldiss -- The minority report / Philip K. Dick -- Spurs / Tod Robbins -- The fly / George Langelaan -- Herbert West--Reanimator: six shots by moonlight / H.P. Lovecraft -- Stage to Lordsburg / Ernest Haycox -- A man called Horse / Dorothy M. Johnson -- This is what it means to say Phoenix, Arizona / Sherman Alexie -- The Harvey Pekar name story / Harvey Pekar -- Ghost world-- Chapter 5: "Hubba Hubba" / Daniel Clowes -- The wisdom of Eve / Mary Orr -- A reputation / Richard Edward Connell -- Mr. Blandings builds his castle / Eric Hodgins -- Cyclists' raid / Frank Rooney -- Tomorrow / William Faulkner -- Bringing up Baby / Hagar Wilde -- Babylon revisited / F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The swimmer / John Cheever -- The killers / Ernest Hemingway -- The basement room / Graham Greene -- Memento mori / Jonathan Nolan -- Red Ryder nails the Hammond Kid / Jean Shepherd -- My friend Flicka / Mary O'Hara -- Shoeless Joe Jackson comes to Iowa / W.P. Kinsella -- In a grove / Ryunosuke Akutagawa -- The lady with the pet dog / Anton Chekhov -- Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- Auggie Wren's Christmas story / Paul Auster -- Emergency / Denis Johnson -- Killings / Andre Dubus -- More info
US independent films after 1989 : Possible films / edited by Clair Perkins and Constantitne Verevis
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
Call No: 721.210.4(73) PER Author: Perkins, Claire; Verevis, Constantine Edition: 2015 Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: vi, 230 p. : illus. ; 25 cm Subject: ALL THE REAL GIRLS (US, David Gordon Green, 2003); BUBBLE (US, Steven Soderbergh, 2005); BUFFALO 66 (US, Vincent Gallo, 1998); FROZEN RIVER (US, Courtney Hunt, 2008); JESUS' SON (US, Alison Maclean, 1999); KICKING AND SCREAMING (US, Jesse Dylan, 2005); LAUREL CANYON (Lisa Cholodenko, 2002); LIVING IN OBLIVION (US, Tom DiCillo, 1995); LOVELY AND AMAZING (US, Nicole Holofcener, 2001); OLD JOY (US, Kelly Reichardt, 2006); PARIAH (US, Randolph Kret, 1998); PRIMER (US, Shane Carruth, 2004); RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (US, Jonathan Demme, 2008); SECRETARY (US, Steven Shainberg, 2001) Notes: In contemporary film and popular culture the terms ‘independent’ and ‘indie’ hold instant recognition and considerable cultural cachet. As both a brand of American filmmaking and a keynote of critical film discourse, indie denotes specific textual, industrial and reception practices that have been enthusiastically cultivated across the last decade of the twentieth century and the first of the twenty-first. Underpinning this cultural category is a canon of highly visible films and filmmakers whose ‘maverick’ personas and self-aware stylisation have successfully sold indie as a quality, alternative worldview—figures like Quentin Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Kevin Smith and Wes Anderson, and films like Slacker, Memento, Happiness and Juno.
US Independent Film After 1989: Possible Films reframes this dominant indie canon by attending to a group of films that have not been so fully subsumed by its critical and promotional rhetoric. In 20 close analyses, a diverse range of leading film scholars and commentators allow the contours of the indie sensibility to emerge in and through their individual experiences of a single film that has not received the sustained critical acclaim of more popular titles. With particular representation from female directors—who are almost wholly excluded from the dominant indie canon—these idiosyncratic films are shown to demonstrate central tenets of indie scholarship and simultaneously emphasise the classifying processes that obscure them. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780748692446 ID2: 338 More info