This volume recognizes the popularity of nineteenth-century British literature with adaptors who have appreciated the value of the original works while repackaging their classic themes for contemporary audiences. This collection includes discussion of works by authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as adaptations by such diverse and masterful directors as Ernst Lubitsch, Stanley Kubrick, Atom Egoyan, and Francis Ford Coppola.
The Creation of Image and Culture by Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s
By breaking down iconic films like Easy Rider, Dirty Harry, Jaws, and Rocky, character studies like Scarecrow, Blue Collar, and Hard Times, and cult favorites like Joe, Billy Jack, and Medium Cool, author Robert A. Marcink provides a comprehensive look at how Hollywood’s choice played a significant role in shaping the modern working class.
Hal Hartley was one of the leading lights of the independent American cinema boom of the late 1980s and 1990s. Although his work never achieved the kind of crossover commercial success that other indie directors experienced, his work exhibits one of the most distinctive voices in recent American cinema. With this first critical study of Hal Hartley’s work, Steven Rawle examines the physical and cultural performance practices at play in Hartley’s work. Focusing on the critical emphasis on performance and the performer in Hartley’s work, the book charts the development of this central facet of his films, from The Unbelievable Truth to the digital features.
Migration documentary films played an important role in promoting Australian images to the outside world. This innovative book is the first in the field that comes with a systematic and comprehensive study of migration documentary films in post-war Australia. Scholars and students whose interests include documentary films, immigration, ethnicity, national identity, and propaganda would find this book to be a valuable resource.