Bryan Turnock has an MA in film studies from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and is a freelance writer currently based in Australia. A lifelong horror fan, this is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of screenwriting and Media theory and Criticism at California State University, Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and is writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky’s narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as “in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling
stories without Borders
Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu (Japan, 1953)1 is a classic film that takes its
inspiration not only from Japanese theater and history, but from a French
short story by Guy de Maupassant and classic Japanese ghost...
...As an auteur, Mizoguchi is known mainly for two recurring features over his 24-year career: long, fluid camera movements and suffering women. He excelled in jidai-geki, although he worked in both gendaigeki and jidai-geki genres. His...
...Japanese cinema has often been thought of as an “other” to Hollywood classical cinema, exhibiting a stylistic alternative to the narrative realism associated with the American industry.The key influential text in this regard is Noël Burch...
...On the set of Blackmail
The topics in this section are disparate but I would suggest that the common feature is that they are likely to be treated as parts of a wider study. This could be silent film, but also could...
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