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Adapting Henry James to the screen : gender, fiction, and film, Laurence Raw

Label
Adapting Henry James to the screen : gender, fiction, and film
Title
Adapting Henry James to the screen
Title remainder
gender, fiction, and film
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Raw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of Henry James's main achievements as a novelist was his ability to demonstrate how the notions of "masculinity" and "femininity" are socially constructed depending on a variety of contradictory social, political, sexual, and economic factors. His unique capacity to understand the ideological function of relationships often accepted as "natural" in late-nineteenth-century culture resulted in fiction that impressed upon readers the oppressiveness inherent within them. Many adaptations of literary classics, however, are influenced by Hollywood conventions that tend to reinforce dominant notions of gender and heterosexual relations. Adapting a novel for cinema or television is first and foremost a business enterprise, where the screenwriter has to take into account the wishes of conflicting interest groups, including producers, stars, directors, and spectators." "In Adapting Henry James to the Screen: Gender, Fiction, and Film, Laurence Raw suggests that most James adaptations have sought to shift attention away from the classical narrative to the audience's interaction with the narrative. He demonstrates that although several adaptations have critically engaged the subject of gender relations, they have often ended up reinforcing rather than questioning accepted norms. Yet, there are instances where individual directors and/or screenwriters have bucked the trend and directly examined "masculine" and "feminine" behavior, thus focusing on how gender notions are socially constructed, not only in the societies represented on screen, but also in the spectators' world." "This book shows how changing priorities affected the ways in which James's novels were translated to the screen and how gender relations were addressed. Raw discusses most of the major adaptations, beginning with Berkeley Square (1933) and culminating with James Ivory's The Golden Bowl (2000). This book also offers new readings of well-known adaptations and considers works that have been critically neglected, such as The Lost Moment (1947), The House in the Square (1951), The Haunting of Hell House (1999), and the four television versions of The Turn of the Screw produced between 1974 and 1999. Adapting Henry James to the Screen is the most comprehensive survey published on James's work on film and television."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Raw, Laurence
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2127.F55
LC item number
A65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film adaptations
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
Label
Adapting Henry James to the screen : gender, fiction, and film, Laurence Raw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berkeley square (1933) -- The lost moment (1947) -- The heiress (1949) -- I'll never forget you (1951) -- The innocents (1961) -- The nightcomers (1971) -- Daisy Miller (1974) -- On a clear day you can see forever (1970) and Somewhere in time (1980) -- The turn of the screw (1974) -- The portrait of a lady (1968) and The golden bowl (1972) -- The jolly corner (1975) -- The Europeans (1979) and the Bostonians (1984) -- The turn of the screw (1989) -- The turn of the screw (1992) -- Jane Campion's The portrait of a lady (1996) -- The wings of the dove (1997) -- Under heaven (1998) -- The turn of the screw (1995 and 1999) -- The American (1998) -- Washington square (1997) -- The house by the cemetery (1981) and The haunting of hell house (1999) -- Presence of mind (1999) -- The golden bowl (2001)
Control code
69792042
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 297 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810857070
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780810857070
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Adapting Henry James to the screen : gender, fiction, and film, Laurence Raw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berkeley square (1933) -- The lost moment (1947) -- The heiress (1949) -- I'll never forget you (1951) -- The innocents (1961) -- The nightcomers (1971) -- Daisy Miller (1974) -- On a clear day you can see forever (1970) and Somewhere in time (1980) -- The turn of the screw (1974) -- The portrait of a lady (1968) and The golden bowl (1972) -- The jolly corner (1975) -- The Europeans (1979) and the Bostonians (1984) -- The turn of the screw (1989) -- The turn of the screw (1992) -- Jane Campion's The portrait of a lady (1996) -- The wings of the dove (1997) -- Under heaven (1998) -- The turn of the screw (1995 and 1999) -- The American (1998) -- Washington square (1997) -- The house by the cemetery (1981) and The haunting of hell house (1999) -- Presence of mind (1999) -- The golden bowl (2001)
Control code
69792042
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 297 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810857070
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780810857070
Other physical details
illustrations

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