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Title The writer on film : screening literary authorship / [edited by] Judith Buchanan.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


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Subject Authors in motion pictures.
Writing in motion pictures.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Image, story, desire: the writer on film; Part I: Cinema's Versions and Uses of Literary Lives; 1 The writer in film: authorship and imagination; 2 'Here is the story of my career ... ': the woman writer on film; 3 'Mad, bad and dangerous to know': the male poet in Sylvia (2003) and The Edge of Love (2008); 4 Romantic genius on screen: Jane Campion's Bright Star (2009) and Julien Temple's Pandaemonium (2000); 5 The 'tables of memory': Shakespeare, cinema and the writing desk; 6 Brit-lit biopics, 1990-2010.
7 Literary biopics: a literary biographer's perspectivePart II: Cinema's Authorial Proxies and Fictional Authors; 8 Hemingway adapted: screening the star author; 9 Becoming Jane in screen adaptations of Austen's fiction; 10 Duplicated and duplicitous self-configurings in Kaufman's Adaptation (2002); 11 Writing the endings of cinema: saving film authorship in the cinematic paratexts of Prospero's Books, Taymor's The Tempest and The Secret of Kells; 12 Deliveries of absence: epistolary structures in classical cinema.
13 'Far from literature': writing as bare act in Robert Bresson's Journal d'un curé de campagne (1951)14 Documentary li(v)es: writing falsehoods, righting wrongs in von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others (2006); Select Filmography; Bibliography; Index.
Summary "Recent years have seen a striking surge in the production of literary biopics. Writers turned cinema subject in recent films include Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Iris Murdoch, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Lillian Hellman, Allen Ginsberg, Kafka, Keats, Kaufman, and many more. This cultural phenomenon prompts a re-examination of a long and varied history of cinematic engagements with authorial creativity. The Writer on Film examines films about writers, real and fictional, from the silent era to the present. It asks how filmmakers have narratively and iconographically configured writers' lives and acts of writing. How might the mysterious processes of a literary imagination at work be cinematically expressed? What views of inspiration, muses, redrafting and publication have films taken and how, in cinematic representation, have these been gendered? How has cinema chosen to configure the tools and symbols of writing - quills, pens, ink pots, desks, studies, typewriters, keyboards and books? And what cultural and commercial agendas are revealed in cinema's compulsive return not just to literary material (whose story is already well told) but, specifically, to literary process (whose story is not)? Case studies include Diary of a Country Priest, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Julia, My Brilliant Career, Prospero's Books, Adaptation, Shakespeare in Love, Sylvia, The Lives of Others, Becoming Jane, Atonement, Bright Star, Enid and Howl"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Buchanan, Judith.
Other Title Print version: Writer on film 9780230313842