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On Screen : Dickens on Screen - Professor John Glavin

On Screen

Dickens on Screen

By: Professor John Glavin (Editor)


Published: 5th January 2004
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Television and film, not libraries or scholarship, have made Charles Dickens the most important unread novelist in English. It is not merely that millions of people feel comfortable deploying the word 'Dickensian' to describe their own and others' lives, but that many more people who have never read Dickens know what Dickensian means. They know about Dickens because they have access to over a century of adaptations for the big and small screen. Because Dickens has proven to be the most easily adapted of major novelists, he has become, somewhat ironically, one of the foremost novelists in the English canon. This is ironic because it was just this capacity to entertain that once confined him to the margins of the 'great tradition' in fiction. Dickens on Screen is an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike. It provides an exhaustive filmography and is well illustrated.

"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..." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature "For such a reader, this book offers a fresh and, at times, irreverent perspective on the complex interactions between film and literature...Glavin's collection lays a strong foundation upon which to build." Dickens Quarterly, Cara Lane, University of Washington

List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on the contributorsp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Dickens, psychoanalysis, and film: a roundtablep. 11
David Copperfield's home moviesp. 29
David Lean's Great Expectationsp. 39
Great Expectations on Australian televisionp. 45
Dickens's "The Signalman" and Rubini's La stazionep. 53
Bill Murray's Christmas Carolsp. 61
Screen memories in Dickens and Woody Allenp. 72
Writing after Dickens: the television writer's artp. 89
Directing Dickens: Alfonso Cuaron's 1998 Great Expectationsp. 95
Playing Dickens: Miriam Margolyesp. 104
Cinematic Dickens and uncinematic wordsp. 113
Dickens, Eisenstein, filmp. 122
Orson Welles and Charles Dickens 1938-1941p. 145
David Copperfield (1935) and the US curriculump. 155
Dickens, Selznick, and Southparkp. 171
Tiny Tim on screen: a disability studies perspectivep. 188
Dickens composed: film and television adaptations 1897-2001p. 201
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780521806527
ISBN-10: 0521806526
Series: On Screen
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 5th January 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49