Dickens on Screen / Edition 1

Dickens on Screen / Edition 1

by John Glavin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001242

ISBN-13: 9780521001243

Pub. Date: 11/27/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/27/2003
Series:
On Screen Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on the contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Dickens, psychoanalysis, and film: a roundtable11
2David Copperfield's home movies29
3David Lean's Great Expectations39
4Great Expectations on Australian television45
5Dickens's "The Signalman" and Rubini's La stazione53
6Bill Murray's Christmas Carols61
7Screen memories in Dickens and Woody Allen72
8Writing after Dickens: the television writer's art89
9Directing Dickens: Alfonso Cuaron's 1998 Great Expectations95
10Playing Dickens: Miriam Margolyes104
11Cinematic Dickens and uncinematic words113
12Dickens, Eisenstein, film122
13Orson Welles and Charles Dickens 1938-1941145
14David Copperfield (1935) and the US curriculum155
15Dickens, Selznick, and Southpark171
16Tiny Tim on screen: a disability studies perspective188
17Dickens composed: film and television adaptations 1897-2001201
Index217

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