Literature/Film Quarterly

Contains literature film adaptations, book reviews, and interviews with directors, screenwriters, and critics.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, 1981

A Guide to Chaplin
A Guide to Chaplin Timothy Lyons, Charles Chaplin: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1979, xvii + 232 pp.Tim Lyons has done an excellent job on the most ambitious of projects-a book-length bibliography of Charles Chaplin....
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Decor as Theme: A Clockwork Orange
. . . The film. . . manages to make poetry out of doorknobs, breakfasts, furniture. Trivial details, of which everyone's universe is made, can once again be transmuted into metaphor, contributing to the imaginative act.. . . Emphasized or not, invited...
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First-Person Cinema
First-Person Cinema Bruce Kawin. Mindscreen: Bergman, Godard, and First-Person Film. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1978.Professor Kawin wants to explore the important question of "who narrates a narrative film" (p. xi). To that end, he...
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French Cinema & the New Wave
French Cinema & The New WaveJames Monaco. The New Wave. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.Annette Insdorf. Francois Truffaut. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978.Steven Kramer and James Welsh. Abel Gance. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978.One of...
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From the Editors
If you noticed subtle changes in the appearance of our last issue, the reason is that it was produced by a company new to us, Opera House Printing of Westminster, Maryland. For the past several years our printer, had been Professional Arts Printing Co.,...
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Hardy and the Pastoral, Schlesinger and Shepherds: Far from the Madding Crowd
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (MGM, 1967). Vic Films Production. Directed by John Schlesinger. Produced by Joseph Janni. Screenplay: Frederic Raphael. Director of Photography: Nicolas Roeg. Editor: Malcolm Cooke. Production Design: Richard MacDonald. Art...
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Image and Ideology in Kazan's Pinky
Because of numerous factors, among which were the lessening of racial prejudice brought about by black participation in the war, and the exposure of Americans to the horrifying effects of racism in Europe during World War II, American film audiences...
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Polanski in Wessex. Filming Tess of the Urbervilles
TESS. Distributed by Columbia Pictures for Renn Productions (France) and Burrill Productions (England), 1980. Directed by Roman Polanski. Produced by Claude Berri. Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, and John Brownjohn. Photography by Geoffrey...
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The Double .....A Dostoevskian Theme in Polanski
"The double is one of Dostoevsky's most characteristic themes. It is almost a fixed idea-it recurs in his work many times and in several versions." These opening lines of D. Chizhevsky's well known essay on Dostoevsky,! could as well be used with reference...
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Vision and Revision in Scorsese's New York, New York and Sorrentino's the Moon in Its Flight
In his classic study, Love and Death in the American Novel, Leslie Fiedler sees the history of the novel as one of progressive individuation and inwardness. That the visible world is rejected, ignored, or altered is by now an assumption common to most...
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Writing for the Screen. Some Thoughts on Dialogue
Screen writing can be stretched to cover many things. Put writing in quotes and the possibilities for sophisticated definition aggravatingly multiply. In its basic and most simple form, however, screen writing is dialogue, the words we hear spoken. That,...
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