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The formative function of the dominant film poetics: The impact of film movement, moment and genre (1945–70)

Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in French and Translation Studies at Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on the multimedia adaptation of literary sources. Her first book focused on literature and cinema (Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation, 2009) and her second on multi-media adaptation of nineteenth-century texts (Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). She is currently completing a monograph on literary adaptation for television and a work on adaptation in the medium of radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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2

...Having explored the currency in and of adaptation in Chapter 1, the interpersonal transactions of the people shaping it in Chapter 2 and the political forces impacting upon it in Chapter 3, this chapter considers the ways film movements...

The history of adaptation/adaptation and history (1970–2004)

Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in French and Translation Studies at Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on the multimedia adaptation of literary sources. Her first book focused on literature and cinema (Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation, 2009) and her second on multi-media adaptation of nineteenth-century texts (Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). She is currently completing a monograph on literary adaptation for television and a work on adaptation in the medium of radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book

2

...This book, as its title suggests, charts the history of French literature in film. But history is not something merely to be reconstituted from these adaptations. Rather history, as the chapters of this book have argued, is an active force...

Who is adaptation? Interpersonal transactions in film (1927–39)

Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in French and Translation Studies at Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on the multimedia adaptation of literary sources. Her first book focused on literature and cinema (Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation, 2009) and her second on multi-media adaptation of nineteenth-century texts (Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). She is currently completing a monograph on literary adaptation for television and a work on adaptation in the medium of radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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4

... on this film and its canonicity, see Kate Griffiths, Émile Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation (Oxford: Legenda, 2009), 107–30. The actor plays in La Bête humaine the type, discussed above, for which he became so well known (see Figure 2.1). Such,...

Introduction

Kate Griffiths

Kate Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in French and Translation Studies at Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on the multimedia adaptation of literary sources. Her first book focused on literature and cinema (Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation, 2009) and her second on multi-media adaptation of nineteenth-century texts (Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). She is currently completing a monograph on literary adaptation for television and a work on adaptation in the medium of radio. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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3

... only the source text in a cinematic reworking of a French source is to misunderstand what adaptation is and does, and indeed to ascribe a fixity and singularity to the concept of the source text which often it does not have. D. W. Griffith’s...

Conclusion

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and has published widely on adaptations of nineteenth-century French literature in a variety of different media, including Preserving the Provinces: Small Town and Countryside in the Work of Honoré de Balzac (2007), and (with Kate Griffiths), Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). With Owen Heathcote, he is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to Balzac, in addition to completing a further monograph on adaptations of Balzac’s work in literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Adaptation studies has long been focused on the source text, on how it translates into film, on what is lost and, potentially, gained in the process of adaptation. This book has not sought to argue that source texts do not matter...

The currency of adaptation: Art and money in silent cinema (1899–1929)

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and has published widely on adaptations of nineteenth-century French literature in a variety of different media, including Preserving the Provinces: Small Town and Countryside in the Work of Honoré de Balzac (2007), and (with Kate Griffiths), Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). With Owen Heathcote, he is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to Balzac, in addition to completing a further monograph on adaptations of Balzac’s work in literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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2

... submarine photoplay ever filmed’, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea engaged seriously with the figure of Verne as a writer. As Kate Griffiths points out in the introduction to this book, adaptations of Verne’s work have often focused on his image...

Textual migration and adaptive diaspora: French literature adaptations beyond France (1996–2016)

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and has published widely on adaptations of nineteenth-century French literature in a variety of different media, including Preserving the Provinces: Small Town and Countryside in the Work of Honoré de Balzac (2007), and (with Kate Griffiths), Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). With Owen Heathcote, he is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to Balzac, in addition to completing a further monograph on adaptations of Balzac’s work in literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... LD Entertainment. Following the withdrawal of actresses Kate Winslet and Glenn Close from their respective roles as Thérèse and Madame Raquin, the film recouped only $652,228 in domestic and foreign sales and fell notably short of covering...

Politics, propaganda and the censored screen: Adapting French literature during the German Occupation (1940–44)

Andrew Watts

Andrew Watts is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and has published widely on adaptations of nineteenth-century French literature in a variety of different media, including Preserving the Provinces: Small Town and Countryside in the Work of Honoré de Balzac (2007), and (with Kate Griffiths), Adapting Nineteenth-Century France (2013). With Owen Heathcote, he is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to Balzac, in addition to completing a further monograph on adaptations of Balzac’s work in literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of French Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Second World War marked a boom period for adaptation in France. Of the 220 films made under the German Occupation, no fewer than 106 – 48 per cent of the country’s total film production during these years – were reworkings of literary...