New York: F. Ungar Pub. Co., 1981.
Call No: 753 MOD
Author: Horton, Andrew S.; Magretta, Joan
Place: New York
Publisher: F. Ungar Pub. Co.
PhysDes: xiv, 383 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Subject: ADAPTATIONS; EUROPEAN CINEMA; ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER, DIE (GW/AU, Wim Wenders, 1972); GOALKEEPER'S FEAR OF THE PENALTY, THE (GW/AU, Wim Wenders, 1972); BLOWUP (UK/IT, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966); CET OBSCUR OBJET DU DESIR (FR/SP, Luis Bunuel, 1977); CIOCIARIA, LA (IT/FR, Vittorio De Sica, 1960); TWO WOMEN (IT/FR, Vittorio De Sica, 1960); CONFORMISTA, IL (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970); CONFORMIST, THE (IT/FR, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970); DECAMERON, IL (IT/FR/GW, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971); EFFI BRIEST (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974); FALSCHE BEWEGUNG (GW, Wim Wenders, 1975); FELLINI-SATYRICON (IT/FR, Federico Fellini, 1969); FEMME DOUCE, UNE (FR, Robert Bresson, 1969); HORLOGER DE SAINT-PAUL, L' (FR, Bertrand Tavernier, 1974); JOURNAL D'UN CURE DE CAMPAGNE (FR, Robert Bresson, 1951); DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (FR, Robert Bresson, 1951); JULES ET JIM (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1962); LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, LES (FR, Roger Vadim, 1960); MARQUISE VON O..., DIE (GW/FR, Erich Rohmer, 1975); MEPRIS, LE (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godrad, 1963); RONDE, LA (FR, Max Ophuls, 1950); SUZANNE SIMONIN, LA RELIGIEUSE DE DIDEROT (FR, Jacques Rivette, 1967 [prod. 1965]); SYMPHONIE PASTORALE, LA (FR, Jean Delannoy, 1946); TRISTANA (SP/IT/FR, Luis Bunuel, 1970); VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM, DIE (GW, Volker Schlondorff & Margarethe von Trotta, 1975); LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM, THE (GW, Volker Schlondorff & Margarethe von Trotta, 1975); WILDENTE, DIE (GW/AU, Hans W. Geissendorfer, 1976); WILD DUCK, THE (GW/AU, Hans W. Geissendorfer, 1976); ZAZIE DANS LE METRO (FR, Louis Malle, 1960); MARQUIS OF O..., THE (GW/FR, Erich Rohmer, 1975)
Summary: Adaptation as an art in itself is the theme of these original essays by leading film scholars and critics. Starting with some of the finest European films produced since World War II, they investigate the literary source of each. But their emphasis is on film, and their writing challenges the conventional assumption that a great book must inevitably make an inferior movie. It is the editors' premise that adaptation, especially in the hands of a gifted director, can be a lively and creative art. The essays offer a fresh perspective on both films and their directors - among them Antonioni, Bertolucci, Bunuel, Fassbinder, Godard, Ophuls, Truffaut. The genesis of films such as Blow-Up, The Conformist, and Jules et Jim is explored often frame-by-frame, for a fuller understanding of the creative process of filmmaking." - BOOK BLURB
Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -371; Filmography: p. -367
ISBN: 0804424039 : $14.95; 0804462771 (pbk.) : $6.95
LON: 79048073; 1813405
Contents: Delannoy's La Symphonie Pastorale (1946) from the novel by Andre Gide / Dudley Andrew -- Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest (1951) from the novel by Georges Bernanos / Dudley Andrew -- Ophul's La Ronde (1959) from the play by Arthur Schnitzler / Alan Williams -- Vadim's Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (1959) from the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos / John F. Fell -- Malle's Zazie dans le Metro (1960) from the novel by Raymond Queneau / Andrew Horton -- De Sica's Two Women (1961) from the novel by Alberto Moravia / Ruth Prigozy -- Truffaut's Jules et Jim (1961) from the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche / Stuart Y. MacDougal -- Godard's Le Mepris (1963) from the novel A Ghost at Noon by Alberto Moravia / Marsha Kinder -- Rivette's Le Religieuse (1966) from the novel by Denis Diderot / Ira Konigsberg -- Antonioni's Blow-Up (1966) from the short story by Julio Cortazar / Neil D. Isaacs -- Fellini Satyricon (1969) from the "novel" by Petronius / Bernard F. Dick -- Bresson's Une Femme Douce (1969) from the story "The Gentle Creature" by Fyodor Dostoevsky / Lindley Hanlon -- Bunuel's Tristana (1970) from the novel by Benito Perez Galdos / Charles Eidsvik -- Wender's The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1971) from the novel by Peter Handke / Peter Brunette -- Pasolini's Decameron (1971) from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio / Ben Lawton -- Bertolucci's The Conformist (`97`) from the novel by Alberto Moravia / T. Jefferson Kline -- Tavernier's The Clockmaker (1973) from the novel The Clockmaker of Everton by Georges Simenon / William R. Magretta and Joan Magretta -- Fassbinder's Effi Briest (1974) from the novel by Theodore Fontane / William R. Magretta -- Wender's Wrong Movement (1974) freely based on Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang Goethe / Peter Harcourt -- Schlondorff & von Trotta's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) from the novel by Heinrich Boll / William R. Magretta and Joan Magretta -- Geissendorfer's The Wild Duck (1976) from the play by Henrik Ibsen / Birgitta Steene -- Rohmer's The Marquise of O... (1976) from the story by Heinrich von Kliest / Alan Spiegel -- Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) from the novel The Woman and the Puppet by Pierre Louys / Michael Wood