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The Resource Dickens and the dream of cinema, Grahame Smith

Dickens and the dream of cinema, Grahame Smith

Label
Dickens and the dream of cinema
Title
Dickens and the dream of cinema
Statement of responsibility
Grahame Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This text seeks to dissolve the barriers between literary and film studies. Grahame Smith - a major Dickens scholar who has also taught, researched and published in the field of film - seeks to establish a role for Dickens in the emergence of cinema
  • Dickens and the dream of cinema seeks to dissolve the barriers between literary and film studies. Grahame Smith, a major Dickens scholar who has also taught, researched and published in the field of film, suggests that Dickens's work plays a seminal role in the emergence of cinema. Taking his cue from Walter Benjamin's concept of each epoch dreaming the epoch that is to follow, Smith argues that Dickens's novels can be regarded as proto-filmic in the detail of their language as well as their larger formal structures. This possibility arises from Dickens's creative engagement with the city as metropolis, as it emerges in the London of the 1830s. Dickens's immersion in the visual entertainments of his own day, such as the panorama, and his interest in railway travel are also important ingredients in this anticipation of film. The book suggests a new way of reading Dickens by way of a form which only came into existence after his death, while simultaneously offering an account of his part in the manifold forces that led to the appearance of film towards the end of the nineteenth century. This original and groundbreaking study will appeal both to the many readers of Dickens and to students of early and silent cinema
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Grahame
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.P45
LC item number
S65 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film adaptations
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Performing arts in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Film adaptations
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens and the dream of cinema, Grahame Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-202) 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
Exploratory -- Machines and things: seeing and being seen -- Explanations -- London as labyrinth - Paris as panorama -- The magic carpet of technology -- Dickens, theatre and spectacle -- The impurity of art -- Novel into film: the case of Little Dorrit -- Language and form
Control code
51780285
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780719055638
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004298377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dickens and the dream of cinema, Grahame Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-202) 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
Exploratory -- Machines and things: seeing and being seen -- Explanations -- London as labyrinth - Paris as panorama -- The magic carpet of technology -- Dickens, theatre and spectacle -- The impurity of art -- Novel into film: the case of Little Dorrit -- Language and form
Control code
51780285
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780719055638
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004298377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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