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Before You Start: Approaching Adaptation

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...1a) Preliminaries Before you start there are some broad questions to consider, and foremost among these is the kind relationship you are going to establish with the ‘primary text’. ‘Fidelity’ Something which dominates discussion of film...

Borders

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Thinking of virtuosity, one is eventually confronted with the boundary problem (about which, more theoretically, see Douglas). Where exactly can we think a spate of virtuosity begins and where does it end? How much virtuosity can there be,...

Improvise

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Mel Gordon leads us to consider the historical phenomenon of the lazzo. For the Commedia dell’arte, this was a small, carefully prearranged subroutine structured with, as it were, open ends, so that it could be inserted artfully...

Unveiling fetishism in the society of the spectacle

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...[H]ow many Didiers exist in suffering without even considering the possibility of the . . . representation of the malaise in which they lock themselves and those close to them . . . ? . . . This is when the freedom and negativity proper...

Hilton Green

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Hilton Green, assistant director of Psycho, with the author. The Psycho knife is on the wall. personal collection of the authorHilton Green was born into the film industry. His father was a director and his mother was the silent film star...

Montage

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Now this terror is Hitchcock’s first, if not entire, objective.When Hitchcock invoked his “pure cinema” mantra, he was referring not only to mise-en-scene but to montage as well. In interview after interview and in essay after essay...

The use of perversion

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...One can say that S&M is the eroticization of power, the eroticization of strategic relations. What strikes me with regard to S&M is how it differs from social power. . . . [T]he S&M game is very interesting because it is a strategic...

Danny Greene

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Danny Greene, sound designer of Psycho, outside of his editing class at the Los Angeles Film School.personal collection of the authorDanny Greene began working in television as a sound editor when an opportunity arose to work on a feature...

Intimate Volver

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...Kristeva’s semiotic/Almodóvar’s signature Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver can seem to embody so many components of Kristeva’s recent work that it may look like the quintessential Kristevan thought-specular film. It is as though Almodóvar made...

Janet Leigh

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Head shot of Janet Leigh, given to the author at the time of their interview given to author by Janet LeighJanet Leigh was born Jeannette Helen Morrison in 1927. She was “discovered” at age nineteen by the silent film star Norma Shearer...