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Title Patricia Highsmith on screen / edited by Wieland Schwanebeck, Douglas McFarland
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xviii, 294 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Palgrave studies in adaptation and visual culture
Palgrave studies in adaptation and visual culture
Note 1. Introduction: Patricia Highsmith on Screen, Douglas McFarland and Wieland Schwanebeck -- 2. The Dark Side of Adaptation, Thomas Leitch -- Section I: Doubles, Copies, and Strangers -- 3. "I Meet a Lot of Guys--But Not Many Like You": Strangers and Types in Highsmith's and Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Bran Nicol -- 4. Strangers on a Park Bench: From Highsmith to Alfred Hitchcock to Woody Allen, Klara Stephanie Szlezak -- 5. Tom Ripley's Talent, Murray Pomerance -- 6. Ripley Under Ground and Its Illegitimate Heirs, Wieland Schwanebeck -- Section II: Queer Encounters -- 7. Queer Ripley: Minghella, Highsmith, and the Anti-Social -- David Greven -- 8. The Price of Salt, Carol, and Queer Narrative Desire(s), Alison L. McKee -- 9. "Easy Living": From The Price of Salt (78) to Carol (EP), Robert Miklitsch -- Section III: Aesthetic, Mythic, and Cultural Transaction -- 10. Adapting Irony: Claude Chabrol's The Cry of the Owl, Douglas McFarland -- 11. With Friends Like These: Wim Wenders' The American Friend as Noir Allegory, Christopher Breu -- 12. Hans Geissendorfer's Psychological Noir: West-German Adaptations of Patricia Highsmith Novels, Erin Altman and William Mahan -- 13. Authorship and Scales of Adaptation in Chillers, Kristopher Mecholsky -- 14. The Two Faces of January: Theseus and the Minotaur, Catherine McFarland -- Section IV: Adapters in Conversation -- 15. Memories of The American Friend, Wim Wenders -- 16. "Highsmith really writes films", Hans W. Geisendorfer -- 17. "An interesting lack of sentimentality", Hossein Amini -- 18. "Highsmith was the queen of guilt", Phyllis Nagy
This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith's novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (1952) The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history
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Subject Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995 -- Film adaptations
Detective and mystery films -- History and criticism
Adaptation Studies
North American Literature
Alt Author Schwanebeck, Wieland, editor
McFarland, Douglas, editor
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