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Title French literature on screen / homer B. Pettey.

Publication Info. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
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Summary This collection presents new essays in the complex field of French literary adaptation. Using a variety of textual and interpretive approaches, it sheds light on issues of gender, sexuality, class, politics and social conventions while acknowledging a range of contexts, from the commercial to the archival and the aesthetic. The chapters, written by eminent international scholars, run chronologically from The Count of Monte Cristo through Proust and Bonjour, Tristesse to Philippe Djian's Oh. (adapted for the screen as Elle). Collectively, they fill a need for contemporary discussions on the significance of France's literary representations in the history of global cinema.
Contents Introduction: screening French literature -- Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton Palmer<BR>2 The spectacle of Monte Cristo -- Jennifer L. Jenkins<BR>3 Adultery and adulteration in film versions of Flaubert's <i>Madame Bovary</i> -- Colin Davis<BR>4 For the first time on screen together: <i>Madame Bovary </i>and <i>Les Misérables</i> in 1934 -- Dudley Andrew<BR>5 The Americanization of Victor Hugo: Darryl F. Zanuck's <i>Les Misérables</i> (1935) -- Guerric DeBona<BR>6 From heterotopia to metatopia: staging Carmen's death -Phil Powrie<BR>7 From the <i>Recherche </i>on film toward a Proustian cinema -- Steven Ungar<BR>8 Otto Preminger's <i>Bonjour, Tristess</i>e: a tale of three women, if not more -- R. Barton Palmer<BR>9 Adapting Pagnol and Provence -- Jeremy Strong<BR>10 Maigret on screen: stardom and literary adaptation -- Ginette Vincendeau<BR>11 The making and remaking of <i>Thérèse Desqueyroux</i>: one novel, two films -- Susan Hayward<BR>12 <i>Elle</i> (2016), rape, and adaptation -- Homer B. Pettey<BR>Select bibliography
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Language In English.
Subject French literature -- History and criticism.
French literature.
French literature -- Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Added Author Pettey, Homer B.
Other Form: Print version: French literature on screen. Manchester : Manchester University Press 2019 9781784995171 (OCoLC)1090684684
ISBN 9781526133151 (electronic book)
1526133156 (electronic book)
9781526133168 (ePub ebook)
Standard No. 10.7765/9781526133151