Adaptation and the avant-garde : alternative perspectives on adaptation theory and practice / William Verrone
London: Bloomsbury academic, 2013.
Call No: 753.8VER Author: Verrone, William Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury academic PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: vi, 275 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; AVANT-GARDE FILMS; EXPERIMENTAL FILMS; GREENAWAY, PETER; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; MADDIN, GUY; SVANKMAJER, JAN; SCORPIO RISING (US, Kenneth Anger, 1964); FRUIT OF PARADISE (CS/BE, Vera Chytilova, 1970); OVOCE STROMU RAJSKYCH JIME(CS/BE, Vera Chytilova, 1970); HITLER, A FILM FROM GERMANY (GW/UK/FR, Hans Jurgen Syberberg, 1977)
HITLER - EIN FILM AUS DEUTSCHLAND; HITLER - EIN FILM AUS DEUTSCHLAND (GW/UK/FR, Hans Jurgen Syberberg, 1977); STREET OF CROCODILES (UK, Brothers Quay, 1986); DANTE QUARTET, THE (US, Stan Brakhage, 1987); ALICE (SZ/GW/UK, Jan Svankmajor, 1988)
NECO Z ALENKY; NECO Z ALENKY (SZ/GW/UK, Jan Svankmajor, 1988); PROSPERO'S BOOKS (UK/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1991); WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP (US, James Marsh, 1999); SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM (US, Craig Baldwin, 1999); DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY (CN, Guy Maddin, 2002) Summary: Adaptations have occurred regularly since the beginning of cinema, but little recognition has been given to avant-garde adaptations of literary or other texts. This compelling study corrects such omissions by detailing the theory and practice of alternative adaptation practices from major avant-garde directors. Avant-Garde films are often relegated to the margins because they challenge our traditional notions of what film form and style can accomplish. Directors who choose to adapt previous material run the risk of severe critical dismay; making films that are highly subjective interpretations or representations of existing texts takes courage and foresight. An avant-garde adaptation provokes spectators by making them re-think what they know about film itself, just as much as the previous source material.Adaptation and the Avant-Garde examines films by Peter Greenaway, Jean-Luc Godard, Guy Maddin, Jan Svankmajer and many others, offering illuminating insights and making us reconsider the nature of adaptation, appropriation, borrowing, and the re-imagining of previous sources. -- extract taken from the back of the book. -- Notes: Formerly CIP. --
Includes bibliographical references and index -- ISBN: 9781441163523 Contents: -- pt. I Historical and Theoretical Background -- ch. 1 Defining the Avant-Garde Film -- ch. 2 Adaptation Theory and Practice -- ch. 3 Appropriation -- ch. 4 The Exploitative Adaptation -- ch. 5 Why Avant-Garde? -- pt. II A Chronology of Avant-Garde Film Adaptation -- ch. 6 A Brief Narrative History of Avant-Garde Film Adaptation or, Some Instances of Avant-Garde Adaptation -- pt. III Case Studies -- ch. 7 The Fall of the House of Usher -- ch. 8 Scorpio Rising -- ch. 9 Fruit of Paradise -- ch. 10 Hitler: A Film from Germany -- ch. 11 Street of Crocodiles -- ch. 12 The Dante Quartet -- ch. 13 Alice -- ch. 14 Prospero's Books -- ch. 15 Wisconsin Death Trip -- ch. 16 Spectres of the Spectrum -- ch. 17 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary -- More info
Film/literature/heritage : a sight and sound reader / edited by Ginette Vincendeau
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Call No: 753 FIL Author: Vincendeau, Ginette, 1948 CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 284p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. DICKENS, CHARLES; ADAPTATIONS. JAMES, HENRY; ADAPTATIONS. LEONARD, ELMORE; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; ADAPTATIONS. THOMPSON, JIM; HISTORICAL FILMS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; ARMSTRONG, GILLIAN; BASS, RON; TARANTINO, QUENTIN; AGE OF INNOCENCE, THE (US, Martin Scorsese, 1993); AMERICAN PSYCHO (US, Mary Harron, 1999); BEACH, THE (US, Danny Boyle, 1999); BELLE EPOQUE (SP/PO, Fernando Trueba, 1992); BOSSU, LE (FR, Philippe De Broca, 1997); BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992); CARRINGTON (UK/FR, Christopher Hampton, 1995); COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE (MX, Alfonso Arau, 1992); CRASH (CN, David Cronenberg, 1996); CYRANO DE BERGERAC (FR, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990); DEAD AGAIN (US, Kenneth Branagh, 1991); EDWARD II (UK, Derek Jarman, 1991); ELIZABETH (UK, Shekhar Kapur, 1998); END OF THE AFFAIR, THE (UK, Neil Jordan, 1999); GERMINAL (FR, Claude Berri, 1993); GRIFTERS, THE (US, Stephen Frears, 1990); HOWARDS END (UK, James Ivory, 1992); HUSSARD SUR LE TOIT, LE (FR, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1995); JACKIE BROWN (US, Quentin Tarantino, 1997); INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (US, Neil Jordan, 1994); L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (US, Curtis Hanson, 1997); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Gillian Armstrong, 1994); LOLITA (US, Adrian Lyne, 1997); MADAME BOVARY (FR, Claude Chabrol, 1991); MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, THE (US, Nicholas Hytner, 1994); MAESTRO DE ESGRIMA, EL (SP, Pedro Olea, 1992); MANSFIELD PARK (UK/US, Patricia Rozema, 1999); MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (US, Kenneth Branagh, 1994); MASK OF ZORRO (US, Martin Campbell, 1998); MISERABLES, LES (FR, Claude Lelouch, 1995); MRS. BROWN (UK, John Madden, 1997); MRS. DALLOWAY (US, Marleen Gorris, 1997); NAKED LUNCH (CN/UK, David Cronenberg, 1991); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992); OUT OF SIGHT (US, Steven Soderbergh, 1998); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THE (UK/US, Jane Campion, 1996); PROSPERO'S BOOKS (UK/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1991); REINE MARGOT, LA (FR/GG/IT, Patrice Chereau, 1994); REMAINS OF THE DAY, THE (UK/US, James Ivory, 1993); RIDICULE (FR, Patrice Leconte, 1996); SECRET GARDEN, THE (US, Agnieszka Holland, 1993); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (UK, John Madden, 1998); SHORT CUTS (US, Robert Altman, 1993); TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, THE (US, Anthony Minghella, 1999); TEA WITH MUSSOLINI (IT, Franco Zeffirelli, 1997); THIS WORLD, THEN THE FIREWORKS (US, Michael Oblowitz, 1997); THREE MUSKETEERS, THE (US, Stephen Herek, 1993); TITUS (US, Julie Taymor, 1999); TRAINSPOTTING (UK, Danny Boyle, 1996); WILDE (UK/US/JA/GG, Brian Gilbert, 1997); WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996) Summary: "Period costume dramas are major box office commodities, exploiting the lucrative gap between the blockbuster and art film with their mixture of rich visuals, popular sensibility and literary association. But 'heritage cinema' is all too often discussed from literary (not cinematic) perspectives, and criticism of the films has long been overshadowed by the question of a film's fidelity to the original text. This volume of essays, reviews, and interviews seeks to redress this imbalance, by examining the often antagonistic relationship between literature and film - presenting both sides of the argument about whether heritage cinema's elaborate aesthetics owe more to nostalgia than to historical accuracy. In her challenging introduction to the volume, Ginette Vincendeau sketches the terms of the debate, arguing that the genre is an important, but often critically neglected, form of popular cinema. Film/Literature/Heritage, the latest in a series of 'Sight and Sound Readers', embraces a wide range of literary adaptation, from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs, covering films from Orlando to LA Confidential, and directors from Martin Scorcese to Peter Greenaway." - BOOK BLURB ISBN: 0851708420; 0851708412(pbk.) : ¦13.99 LON: 22285912 More info
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PROSPERO'S BOOKS : (UK/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1991)
Shakespeare, the movie : popularizing the plays on film, TV, and video / edited by Lynda E. Boose, Richard Burt
London New York: Routledge, 1997.
Call No: 753SHA SHA Author: Boose, Lynda E., 1943; Burt, Richard, 1954 Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: x, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; ZEFFIRELLI, FRANCO; WILLIAMS, ROBIN; TAYLOR, ELIZABETH; VAN SANT, GUS; HENRY V (UK, Kenneth Branagh, 1989); KING LEAR (UK, Peter Brook, 1953); DEAD POETS SOCIETY (US, Peter Weir, 1989); PROSPERO'S BOOKS (UK/FR, Peter Greenaway, 1991); RICHARD III (US, Richard Loncraine, 1995); SHAKESPEARE : THE ANIMATED TALES (UK, 1992); TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE (US/IT, Franco Zeffirelli, 1967); HAMLET (US, Franco Zeffirelli, 1990); MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (US, Gus Van Sant, 1991) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0415165849 (alk. paper); 0415165857 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 97000312; 13037724 More info