French literature on screen
Pettey, Homer B., editor.

French literature on screen

Pettey, Homer B., editor.


Physical Description
xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: screening French literature / R. Barton Palmer -- 2. The spectacle of Monte Cristo / Jennifer L. Jenkins -- 3. Adultery and adulteration in film versions of Flaubert's Madame Bovary / Colin Davis -- 4. For the first time on screen together: Madame Bovary and Les Miserables in 1934 / Dudley Andrew -- 5. The Americanization of Victor Hugo: Darryl F. Zanuck's Les Miserables (1935) / Guerric DeBona -- 6. From heterotopia to metatopia: staging Carmen's death / Phil Powrie -- 7. From the Recherche on film toward a Proustian cinema / Steven Ungar -- 8. Otto Preminger's Bonjour, Tristesse: a tale of three women, if not more / R. Barton Palmer -- 9. Adapting Pagnol and Provence / Jeremy Strong -- 10. Maigret on screen: stardom and literary adaptation / Ginette Vincendeau -- 11. The making and remaking of Therese Desqueyroux: one novel, two films / Susan Hayward -- 12. Elle (2016), rape, and adaptation / Homer B. Pettey.

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.

Subject Term
French literature -- History and criticism.
French literature -- Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- France -- History -- 20th century.

Added Author
Pettey, Homer B.,
Palmer, R. Barton, 1946-

LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryBook0356979PN1997.85 .F74 2019Central Campus LibraryDue 02.02.2021