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Transgression and Transcendence

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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Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Mike Leigh’s films and the characters who populate them have often been described as bleak, dreary, and even miserable, which may be true to a certain extent. But the films, as demonstrated through the rich and realistic characterization...

Introduction

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

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...Film adaptations of previously published or existent material, from novels, stories, and plays to less “suitable” material such as operas, other films, biography, or history, have been an essential aspect of film history since the silent...

The Fall of the House of Usher

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

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...Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have provided endless inspiration for film adaptations and rightfully so: the cleverness of Poe’s writing offers many interesting ways to depict the fantastic, terrifying, and shocking elements that fill his work...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...

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

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...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

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...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...

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

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...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...

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

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...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...