The cinematic Jane Austen : essays on the filmic sensibility of the novels / by David Monaghan, Ariane Hudelet, and John Wiltshire

Author(s): Monaghan, David
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Subjects: Film adaptations--History and criticism
English literature--History and criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817--Film adaptations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: vi, 197 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface 1
Introduction. Jane Austen, Adaptation and the Cinematic Novel: Theoretical Considerations / David Monaghan 5
1. Jane Austen: Sight and Sound / John Wiltshire 17
2. By Candlelight: Jane Austen, Technology and the Heritage Film / John Wiltshire 38
3. Beyond Words, Beyond Images: Jane Austen and the Art of Mise-en-Scene / Ariane Hudelet 57
4. Deciphering Appearances in Jane Austen's Novels and Films / Ariane Hudelet 76
5. Mr. Darcy's Smile / John Wiltshire 94
6. Reinventing Fanny Price: Patricia Rozema's Thoroughly Modern Mansfield Park / David Monaghan 111
7. "A Cheerful Confidence in Futurity": The Movement Motif in Austen's Novel and Dear/Michell's Film Adaptation of Persuasion / David Monaghan 129
8. The Construction of a Myth: The "Cinematic Jane Austen" as a Cross-Cultural Icon / Ariane Hudelet 148
9. Afterword: On Fidelity / John Wiltshire 160
Chapter Notes 171
Bibliography 185
Index 193
Additional Authors: Hudelet, Ariane, 1975-
Wiltshire, John
Notes: LCCN: 2008050262
ISBN: 9780786435067 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786435062 (softcover : alk. paper)
Summary: "The novels of Jane Austen are typified by their comedic power, often demonstrated by the voice of their narrators. Yet what makes them arresting can also produce an unsatisfactory transformation to cinema, where the voice of a narrator becomes obtrusive. Each author examines Austen's texts for their inherent cinematic features, analyzing the use of these features in films"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-191) and index
Contents: Introduction. Jane Austen, adaptation and the cinematic novel: theoretical considerations / David Monaghan -- Jane Austen: sight and sound / John Wiltshire -- By candlelight: Jane Austen, technology and the heritage film / John Wiltshire -- Beyond words, beyond images: Jane Austen and the art of mise-en-scène / Ariane Hudelet -- Deciphering appearances in Jane Austen's novels and films / Ariane Hudelet -- Mr. Darcy's smile / John Wiltshire -- Reinventing Fanny Price: Patricia Rozema's thoroughly modern Mansfeld Park / David Monaghan -- "A cheerful confidence in futurity": the movement motif in Austen's novel and Dear/Michell's film adaptation of Persuasion / David Monaghan -- The construction of a myth: the "cinematic Jane Austen" as a cross-cultural icon / Ariane Hudelet -- Afterword: on fidelity / John Wiltshire
OCLC Number: 251302288
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786435067
0786435062