Title Cultural afterlives and screen adaptations of classic literature : Wuthering Heights and company / Hila Shachar.
Imprint Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
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Subject Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848. Wuthering Heights.
Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848 -- Film adaptations.
Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848
Wuthering Heights (Brontë, Emily)
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and literature.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Contents Introduction: The Screen Afterlife of Wuthering Heights -- Before the Afterlife: Analysing Wuthering Heights -- The Cinema of Spectacle: Establishing the Wuthering Heights Tradition on the Eve of Hollywood's Golden Era -- Moving Backward, Looking Forward: Jacques Rivette's Hurlevent -- Wuthering Heights in the 1990s: Peter Kosminsky's Ambitious Narrative -- Catherine and Heathcliff for the Y Generation: MTV's Modernisation of Wuthering Heights -- Critical Legacies and Contemporary Audiences: The Politics of Neo-Victorianism in ITV's 2009 Adaptation of Wuthering Heights -- Afterword: Myths and Demystification -- Appendix: Wuthering Heights Screen Adaptations.
Summary The image of Emily Bronte's famous characters, Catherine and Heathcliff, traversing the romantic English moors, has come to define the meaning of her nineteenth-century novel, Wuthering Heights. Yet, it is an image that has been invented by the novel's film and television adaptations. Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature examines what happens to literary works when they become part of cultural memory through continual screen adaptation. Moving from the 1930s to the current age, Hila Shachar explores the cultural legacy and screen 'afterlife' of Bronte's Wuthering Heights alongside its company of other adaptations from the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bront︠, and others. Shachar situates the analysis of these adaptations within a historical context, examining how cultural trends influence how a classic work is adapted, and in turn, how adaptations help shape perceptions about national identities, history and gender. The scope of this examination is wide, ranging from subjects such as feminism, heritage cinema, costume films, popular teen culture, music video television, neo-Victorianism, French cinema, the rise of English Studies, classic Hollywood cinema, and others. Written in a lively manner, this book offers a long overdue discussion of popular film and television adaptations that have not been examined before, providing an understanding of how these adaptations help shape our cultural landscape.
"Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights, the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Shachar, Hila. Cultural afterlives and screen adaptations of classic literature. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230294042