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
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet : the relationship between text and film / by Courtney Lehmann
London: Methuen Drama: A & C Black Publishers, 2010.
Call No: 753: 79ROM LEH Author: Lehmann, Courtney Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Methuen Drama: A & C Black Publishers PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: xi, 288 p. ; 20 cm Series: Screen adaptations Subject: ADAPTATIONS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; Shakespeare, William; WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); ROMEO AND JULIET (UK/IT, Franco Zeffirelli, 1968); ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET; WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO + JULIET (US, Baz Luhrmann, 1996); SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (UK, John Madden, 1998); WATER (CN/II, Deepa Mehta, 2005) Summary: "Shakespeare's work has been adaptated for the screen since the early days of cinema but no single day has proved to be as popular as Romeo and Juliet. Focusing in the main on West Side story, Franco Zeffirellis' 1968 'flower child' version, and Baz Luhrmann's iconic film, this book offers unique insight into the adaptation process by tracing the ways in which the play's complex textual origins have led filmmakers to approach it from often unexpected angles, ranging from parodies to tragedies of genocidal proportions, as Shakespeare in Love and Deepa Mehta's controversial 2005 film Water, retrospectively demonstrate. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the production and reception of screen adaptations of Romeo and Juliet across time, place, culture, and medium, this book is an indispensible companion for students, film historians, and curious admirers of the world's greatest love story. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (p. -282) and index. ISBN: 9780713679120 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- a note on the texts -- timeline: cinematic adaptations of Romeo and Juliet -- part one: literary contexts -- a tale of adaptation -- the 'bad', the 'good', and the ugly: the complex -- text(s) of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- 'what more in the name of love? Issues for adaptation -- part two: from text to screen -- a brief history of Romeo and Juliet on screen -- now showing: West Side Story -- Shakespeare with a view: Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet -- William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet -- a cinematic detour through the play's textual origins -- part three: critical responses and the afterlife of the play's adaptations -- West Side success -- Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet: then and now -- Romeo + Juliet takes the 'A' train -- afterlives: the never-ending story -- select biography -- index -- More info