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Jane Austen on Screen : On Screen - Gina Macdonald

Jane Austen on Screen

On Screen

By: Gina Macdonald (Editor), Andrew Macdonald (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th September 2008
ISBN: 9780521797283
Number Of Pages: 300

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Jane Austen on Screen is a collection of essays exploring the literary and cinematic implications of translating Austen's prose into film. Contributors raise questions of how prose fiction and cinema differ, of how mass commercial audiences require changes to script and character, and of how continually remade films evoke memories of earlier productions.

The essays represent widely divergent perspectives, from literary 'purists' suspicious of filmic renderings of Austen to film-makers who see the text as a stimulus for producing exceptional cinema. Theoretical issues are explored in balance with the practical concerns of literature-to-film conversions: casting choices, authenticity of settings, script 'amputations' of the original prose, anachronisms, relevance for modern mass audiences, and the intertextuality informing the production of much-remade works.

This comprehensive study, including an exhaustive Austen bibliography and filmography, will be of interest to students and teachers alike.

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"Raises a number of issues that are pertinent to the many debates that center around the translation of nineteenth-century fiction into film more generally...excellent essays..." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature "Jane Austen on Screen might have accomplished the difficult task of juggling film, literature, and feminism with greater success." The Women's Review of Books

Jane Austen on screen: a filmography
Short 'takes' on Austen: Summarizing the controversy between literary pursuits and film enthusiasts: Sense and Sensibility: Ang Lee's sensitive screen interpretation of Jane
A few sceptical thoughts on Jane Austen and film
Commodifying Austen: the Janeite culture of the internet and commercialization through product and television spinoffs
Janeite culture: what does the name 'Jane Austen' authorize?
'Such a transformation!': translation, imitation, and intertextuality in Jane Austen on screen
Two Mansfield Parks purist and postmodern
Sense and Sensibility in a post-feminist world: sisterhood is still powerful
Regency romance shadowing in the visual motifs of Roger Mitchell's Persuasion
Filming romance: Persuasion
Emma, interrupted: speaking Jane Austen in fiction and film
Reimagining Jane Austen: the 1940 and 1995 versions of Pride and Prejudice
Emma and the art of adaptation
Clues for the clueless
Questions for discussion
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ISBN: 9780521797283
ISBN-10: 0521797284
Series: On Screen
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 29th September 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.539 x 17.323  x 1.854
Weight (kg): 0.476

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