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Author Perriam, Christopher
Title Carmen : From Silent Film to MTV
Imprint Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (233 pages)
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Series Critical Studies, 24 ; v.v. 24
Critical Studies, 24
Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Space, Time and Gender in the Film d'Art Carmen of 1910 -- Geraldine Farrar and Cecil B. DeMille: The Effect of Opera on Film and Film on Opera in 1915 -- Carmen and Early Cinema: The Case of Jacques Feyder (1926) -- Shadow and Substance: Reiniger's Carmen Cuts Her Own Capers -- A Carmenesque Dietrich in The Devil Is A Woman: Erotic Scenarios, Modern Desires and Cultural Differences Between the USA and Spain -- Rehispanicizing Carmen: Cultural Reappropriations in Spanish Cinema -- Putting the Blame on Carmen: The Rita Hayworth Version -- Screen Politics: Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones -- The Dissonant Refrains of Jean-Luc Godard's Prénom Carmen -- Carlos Saura's Carmen: Hybridity and the Inescapable Cliché -- Cinematic Carmen and the 'Oeil Noir' -- The Turbulent Movement of Forms: Rosi's Postmodern Carmen -- Carmen as Perennial Fusion: From Habanera to Hip-Hop -- List of Contributors -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Since Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet (with his librettists Meilhac and Halévy) brought the figure of the Spanish Carmen to prominence in the nineteenth century an astonishing eighty or so film versions of the story have been made. This collection of essays gathers together a unique body of scholarly critique focused on that Carmen narrative in film. It covers the phenomenon from a number of aspects: cultural studies, gender studies, studies in race and representation, musicology, film history, and the history of performance. The essays take us from the days of silent film to twenty-first century hip-hop style, showing, through a variety of theoretical and historical perspectives that, despite social and cultural transformations-particularly in terms of gender, sexuality and race-remarkably little has changed in terms of basic human desires and anxieties, at least as they are represented in this body of films. The conception of Carmen's independent sexuality as a source of danger both to men (and occasionally women) and to respectable society has been a constant. Nor has sexual and ethnic otherness lost its appeal. On the other hand, the corpus of Carmen films is more than a simple recycling of stereotypes and each engages newly with the social and cultural issues of their time
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Perriam, Christopher Carmen : From Silent Film to MTV Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi,c2005 9789042019645
Subject Carmen (Fictitious character);Film adaptations
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Alt Author Davies, Ann
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