Jane Austen on Screen by Gina MacDonaldJane Austen on Screen by Gina MacDonald

Jane Austen on Screen

EditorGina MacDonald, Andrew MacDonald

Paperback | November 17, 2003

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This collection of essays explores the literary and cinematic implications of translating Austen's prose into film. It considers how prose fiction and cinema differ; how mass commercial audiences require changes to script and character; and how continually remade films evoke memories of earlier productions. The essays represent widely divergent perspectives, from literary "purists" suspicious of film renderings of Austen to film-makers who see the text as a stimulus for producing exceptional cinema. The comprehensive study will be of interest to students as well as teachers.
Title:Jane Austen on ScreenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 17, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521797284

ISBN - 13:9780521797283


Table of Contents

Jane Austen on screen: a filmography; 1. Short 'takes' on Austen: Summarising the controversy between literary pursuits and film enthusiasts: Sense and Sensibility: Ang Lee's sensitive screen interpretation of Jane Austen Gaylene Preston; A few sceptical thoughts on Jane Austen and film Roger Gard; Commodifying Austen: the Janeite culture of the internet and commercialisation through product and television spinoffs Kate Bowles; 2. Janeite culture: what does the name 'Jane Austen' authorise? Harriet Margolis; 3. 'Such a transformation!': translation, imitation, and intertextuality in Jane Austen on screen Jocelyn Harris; 4. Two Mansfield Parks purist and postmodern Jan Fergus; 5. Sense and Sensibility in a post-feminist world: sisterhood is still powerful Penny Gay; 6. Regency romance shadowing in the visual motifs of Roger Mitchell's Persuasion Paulette Richards; 7. Filming romance: Persuasion Tara G. Wallace; 8. Emma, interrupted: speaking Jane Austen in fiction and film Hilary Schor; 9. Reimagining Jane Austen: the 1940 and 1995 versions of Pride and Prejudice Ellen Belton; 10. Emma and the art of adaptation David Monaghan; 11. Clues for the clueless John Mosier; Questions for discussion; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"Jane Austen on Screen might have accomplished the difficult task of juggling film, literature, and feminism with greater success." The Women's Review of Books