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Adaptation Theory and Practice

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

...Introduction Most histories of the cinema account for adaptations of literary texts because they have been a practice since the origins of film. Still, the history of adaptation theory and practice and, particularly, the often contentious...

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...

A Brief Narrative History of Avant-Garde Film Adaptation or, Some Instances of Avant-Garde 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

...There is no formal academic study or history of avant-garde adaptation; what I am attempting to do is offer a few ideas about some alternative forms of adaptation that have occurred since the origins of cinema, highlighting specific...

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...

Why Avant-Garde?

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 have more often than not been relegated to the margins of film history. Any comprehensive film history text will cover avant-garde film, but the amount of information provided is usually a chapter (if one is lucky...

Prospero’s Books

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

...Peter Greenaway has long been a maverick director, one who has typically worked in his distinct postmodern painterly style. Using exquisite attention to detail, particularly color and mise-en-scène, coupled with oddly engaging narratives...

Conclusion

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

...Cinema adaptations of well-known novels proliferate, and there will always be a demand for them because they reinforce the popular cultural idioms and tastes of both the impressionable youth (Twilight, Harry Potter) and the high-minded...

Conclusion

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

...Film novels are short novels that have enough description to keep readers picturing scenes. These novels are well written when they continually engage readers in generously interpreting the story, the characters, and the narrator. Film...