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The Exploitative Adaptation

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Almost any text, whether literary or cultural artifact, can be rewritten or appropriated through public consumption or by an individual artist. Adaptations can change dramatically from original sources to their finished, or secondary...

Alice

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Jan Švankmajer’s Alice (1988) is one of the most original adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland because of his inimitable style that combines stop-motion animation and live action. Švankmajer infuses his film...

Appropriation

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The “theft” of previously available artistic works, cultural artifacts, historical data, or biographical information, whether in performance or as a published piece, has been a common practice of creative endeavor, whether in filmmaking...

Defining the Avant-Garde Film

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Avant-garde films are not always easy to define in an all-inclusive manner, but they are typically recognized by cineastes and even average spectators because of their very nature of being “different.” Experimental and avant-garde films do...

Wisconsin Death Trip

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...The statement that a book is “unfilmmable” is frequently overused, but often, because a book’s form and content is precisely difficult to translate to screen, the resulting film adaptation becomes something to behold, a small (or large...

Hitler: A Film from Germany

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...History, as portrayed through narrative film, is often discursive, didactic, or subjective, reflecting not just an event in time but the goals and ambitions of the filmmaker. The director’s vision can purposefully or purportedly distort...

Introduction

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In 1930 Dashiell Hammett published The Maltese Falcon, the first film novel. The Maltese Falcon was filmed the very next year, again five years later, and then finally, through a series of fortuitous events, definitively in 1941 by John...

Pitch

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...So far you have been warming up. Now you will actually begin writing your script and film novel. In this chapter, you will learn why it is good to summarize your story first and flesh it out second. And you will write several possible...

Scenes

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In the last chapter, you learned about the types of sentences that can be used in film novels. In this chapter, you will see how such sentences have actually been used in past film novels and how they could be used in future ones. Then you...

Script

Dennis J. Packard

Dennis J. Packard is a professor at Brigham Young University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy (Stanford) and in Theater and Film (BYU). Packard has produced two films (Firecreek, Hottieboombalottie), and is currently involved with two in pre-production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Film Novelist : Writing a Screenplay and Short Novel in 15 Weeks

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In this chapter, which will take you three weeks to complete, you will turn your scenario into a script in two steps. First, you will replace your scene summaries with scene description and summarized dialogue and voice-over. Then you...