Dickens on Screen by John GlavinDickens on Screen by John Glavin

Dickens on Screen

EditorJohn Glavin

Paperback | December 22, 2003

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Television and movies, not libraries or scholarship, have made Charles Dickens the most important unread novelist in English. In addition to the millions of people already deploying the word "Dickensian" to describe their own and others' lives, many more who have never read Dickens are familiar with the term. They know of him because they have access to over a century of adaptations of his works for movies and television. Including an exhaustive filmography, this work will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars.
Title:Dickens on ScreenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 22, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521001242

ISBN - 13:9780521001243


Table of Contents

Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction John Glavin; Part I: 1. Dickens, psychoanalysis and film: a roundtable Gerhard Joseph; Part II: 2. David Copperfield's home movies John Bowen; 3. David Lean's Great Expectations Regina Barreca; 4. Great Expectations on Australian television John O. Jordan; 5. Dickens 'The Signalman' and Rubini's La Stazione Alessandro Vescovi; 6. Bill Murray's Christmas Carols Murray Baumgarten; 7. Screen memories in Dickens and Woody Allen Robert M. Polhemus; Part III: 8. Writing after Dickens: the television writer's art John Romano; 9. Directing Dickens: Alfonso Cuaron's 1998 Pam Katz; 10. Playing Dickens: an interview with Miriam Margolyes; Part IV: 11. Cinematic Dickens and uncinematic words Kamilla Elliott; 12. Dickens, Eisenstein, film Garrett Stewart; 13. Orson Welles and Charles Dickens 1938-1941 Marguerite Rippy; 14. David Copperfield (1935) and the US curriculum Steve J. Wurzler; 15. Dickens, Selznick, and Southpark Jeffrey Sconce; 16. Tiny Tim on screen: a disabilities perspective Martin F. Norden; Part V: Dickens composed: film and television adaptation 1897-2001 Kate Charnell Watt and Kate Lonsdale.

Editorial Reviews

"For such a reader, this book offers a fresh and, at times, irreverent perspective on the complex interactions between film and literature...Glavin's collection lays a strong foundation upon which to build." Dickens Quarterly, Cara Lane, University of Washington