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Shakespeare on Film, 1930–90

Anne-Marie Costantini-Cornède

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes the Shakespearean filmmaking during the period 1930–90. The notable auteur figures include Akira Kurosawa, Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles, and the types of film mentions for ... More


Reform It Altogether: Hamlet, 1900–1980

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The 20th century ushered in a reform of Shakespearean staging that emphasized minimal scenery, rapid movement, and everything that the 19th-century stage was not. William Poel was an early reformer, ... More


Translating the Elizabethan Theatre: the Politics of Nostalgia in Olivier's Henry V

Martin Butler

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Laurence Olivier's film of William Shakespeare's Henry V opens with the repeated introduction of a stage boy holding up placards that show the title and locations of the play. The film's invention of ... More


The American Scene II: Carrie (1952)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the stormy history of Carrie, Wyler's film version of Theodore Dreiser's classic novel Sister Carrie. Also discussed is an early script version written by playwright Clifford ... More


Woeful pageants

Robert Shaughnessy

in As You Like It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the screen history of the play, examining the major film versions (directed by Paul Czinner, 1936, Christine Edzard, 1992, and Kenneth Branagh, 2006) and the BBC-Time Life ... More


The Return of the Theatrical

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The fight against the theatrical influence had been one of art filmmakers' oldest campaigns in their drive to achieve artistic independence. The “genuine film artist” considered theatricality in the ... More


The Inherited Wish

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter begins with an analysis of “The Inherited Wish,” his introduction to William F. Nolan’s Ray Bradbury Companion. The phrase was originally Sir Lawrence Olivier’s way of explaining his ... More


Rebecca, Foreign Correspondent, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Suspicion

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hitchcock guided the inexperienced Joan Fontaine through his first American film, Rebecca (1940), going to great lengths to get her into the mood she needed to be in, and he also inspired and ... More


Forecast: Chilly Overcast Light Drizzle No People Left

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

I used to enjoy listening to the National Weather Service forecasts on my short-wave weather radio. An endlessly repeated taped message updated every few hours might be less than thrilling, but ... More


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