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Title:
French literature on screen
Author:
Pettey, Homer B., editor.
ISBN:
9781784995171
Physical Description:
xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents:
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.
Abstract:
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.
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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.


Table of Contents

Homer B. Pettey and R. Barton PalmerJennifer L. JenkinsColin DavisDudley AndrewGuerric DeBonaPhil PowrieSteven UngarR. Barton PalmerJeremy StrongGinette VincendeauSusan HaywardHomer B. Pettey
List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
1 Introduction: screening French literaturep. 1
2 The spectacle of Monte Cristop. 12
3 Adultery and adulteration in film versions of Flaubert's Madame Bovaryp. 32
4 For the first time on screen together: Madame Bovary and Les Misérables in 1934p. 48
5 The Americanization of Victor Hugo: Darryl F. Zanuck's Les Misérables (1935)p. 72
6 From heterotopia to metatopia: staging Carmen's deathp. 90
7 From the Recherche on film toward a Proustian cinemap. 107
8 Otto Preminger's Bonjour, Tristesse: a tale of three women, if not morep. 130
9 Adapting Pagnol and Provencep. 150
10 Maigret on screen: stardom and literary adaptationp. 165
11 The making and remaking of Thérèse Desqueyroux: one novel, two filmsp. 183
12 Elle (2016), rape, and adaptationp. 211
Select bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 241
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