The History of British Literature on Film 1895-2015

The History of British Literature on Film 1895-2015 by Greg M. Colon Semenza & Bob Hasenfratz

By: Greg M. Colon Semenza & Bob Hasenfratz

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ISBN
9781623560430
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
474
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 26mm

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"From The Death of Nancy Sykes (1897) to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of British literature participate in a complex and fascinating history. The History of British Literature on Film, 1895-2015 is the only comprehensive narration of cinema's 100-year-old love affair with British literature. Unlike previous studies of literature and film, which tend to privilege particular authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen, or particular texts such as Frankenstein, or particular literary periods such as Medieval, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed British literature as a cinematic subject in its own right-one reflecting the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different nationaland historical cinemas. In what ways has the British literary canon authorized and influenced the history and aesthetics of film, and in what ways has filmed British literature both affirmed and challenged the very idea of literary canonicity? Seeking toanswer these and other key questions, this indispensable study shows how these adaptations emerged from and continue to shape the social, artistic, and commercial aspects of film history"--
ISBN:
9781623560430
Publication Date:
23 / 04 / 2015
Pages:
474
Dimensions:
153 x 229 x 26mm

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