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作者 Hunter, Jefferson
書名 English Filming, English Writing
出版項 Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9780253004147 (electronic bk.)
9780253354433
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說明 1 online resource (374 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction By Way of Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears -- One Wartime Pageantry -- The Archers on Pilgrimage -- Screen Processions and Village Pageants -- The Documentary Pageant: Jennings's Listen to Britain -- Two American Gangsters, English Crime Films, and Dennis Potter -- George Orwell versus James Hadley Chase -- Contending with America -- In Search of an English Crime Film -- The Singing Detective as Summa Criminologica -- Three Two Texts to Screen -- How to Adapt Dickens, and How Not to Do It -- Ishiguro and Merchant- Ivory, Upstairs and Downstairs -- Four The Strange Potencies of Music -- Rawsthorne and Rachmaninoff -- Rolling Out the Barrel, Looking Up and Laughing -- Distant Voices, Lip- Synched Lives -- Conclusion By Way of Tony Harrison and Alan Bennett -- Notes -- Index
Jefferson Hunter examines English films and television dramas as they relate to English culture in the 20th century. He traces themes such as the influence of U.S. crime drama on English film, and film adaptations of literary works as they appear in screen work from the 1930s to the present. A Canterbury Tale and the documentary Listen to Britain are analyzed in the context of village pageants and other wartime explorations of Englishness at risk. English crime dramas are set against the writings of George Orwell, while a famous line from Noel Coward leads to a discussion of music and image in works like Brief Encounter and Look Back in Anger. Screen adaptation is also broached in analyses of the 1985 BBC version of Dickens's Bleak House and Merchant-Ivory's The Remains of the Day
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鏈接 Print version: Hunter, Jefferson English Filming, English Writing Bloomington : Indiana University Press,c2010 9780253354433
主題 Film adaptations -- History and criticism.;Television adaptations -- History and criticism.;English literature -- Film adaptations.;Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.;Motion pictures and literature
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