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Henry James Goes to the Movies (Hardback)
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Henry James Goes to the Movies (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/12/2001
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The work of Henry James has proved irresistible to film-makers (William Wyler, Francois Truffaut, James Ivory, Jane Campion). His themes still engage us: the function of power; the position of women; and the complexities of desire. These writings explore the impact of James on film and vice versa. Anthony Mazella traces the various adaptations of ""The Turn of the Screw"", from novel to play to opera to film. Peggy McCormack examines the ways the personal lives of Peter Bogdanovich and then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd influenced critical reaction to ""Daisy Miller"" (1974). Leland Pearson points out the consequences of casting Christopher Reeve - then better known as Superman - in ""The Bostonians"" (1984) during the conservative political context of the first Reagan presidency.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813121918
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 803 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This collection of sophisticated essays contributes to a growing field that could be labeled 'James film studies.'" -- Choice


"The essays enrich a new field of James studies, as well as provide a fascinating account of more than fifty years of film history." -- English Literature in Transition


"In this anthology of essays, 16 academics dissect novelist Henry James's seemingly inexhaustible allure to filmmakers ranging from William Wyler to Jane Campion and examine the degrees to which these celluloid versions succeed in translating James's highly uncinematic, psychological prose to the screen." -- Entertainment Weekly


"The essay entitled 'Based on the Novel by Henry James: The Golden Bowl 2000' is one of the best I've ever read about the film adaptation of a difficult novel." -- Film Quarterly


"A well-informed, well-written book which extends the way we think about Henry James and his work.... Includes the best established and newer voices in James studies." -- Greg W. Zacharias


"A comprehensive, impressive collection of essays on film adaptations of Henry James." -- Hollins Critic


"Indispensable for anyone interested in James adaptations." -- Studies in the Novel

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