Seeing Hardy: Film and Television Adaptations of the Fiction of Thomas Hardy
Paul J. NiemeyerISBN: 0786414294;
Book Description"Great authors" are increasingly being encountered by general audiences and critics thanks to films and television programs that have been adapted from their best-known works. Thomas Hardy is one of those authors. His work has inspired filmmakers from the silent age and modern times. Part One of this book analyzes the popular image of Hardy and his work, the reproduction of this image in film adaptations, and critical stereotypes about him and his fiction. Part Two juxtaposes Hardy?s Far from the Madding Crowd and Schlesinger?s adaptation, Hardy?s Tess of the d?Urbervilles and Polanski?s adaptation, and Hardy?s Jude the Obscure and Winterbottom?s adaptation. Each discussion of the novel and adaptation in question considers the novel itself, the critical history of the novel, how it has been adapted to film, and how the individual filmmakers have struggled with problems inherent in Hardy?s novels. Part...
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