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David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? 1841501735, 9781841501734

Author : Mark Browning
Description:For more than thirty years, David Cronenberg has made independent films such as Scanners and A History of Violence which aim to disturb, surprise, and challenge audiences. He has also repeatedly drawn on literary fiction for inspiration, adapting themes from authors like William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, and Patrick McGrath for the big screen; David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker? is the first book to explore how underground and mainstream fiction have influencedand can help illuminatehis labyrinthine films.Film scholar Mark Browning examines Cronenbergs literary aesthetic not only in relation to his films obvious source material, but by comparing his movies to the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Angela Carter, and Bret Easton Ellis. This groundbreaking volume addresses Cronenbergs narrative structures and his unique conception of auteurism, as well as his films shocking psychological frameworks, all in the broader context of film adaptation studies. David Cronenberg is an essential read for anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between literature and filmmaking.David Cronenberg is a work that attempts to illuminate and unravel the connection between the great Canadian auteur and his literary influences.Film Snob WeeklyDavid Cronenberg is an essential read for anyone interested in the symbiotic relationship between literature and filmmaking.Video Canada
Categories: Art Cinema
Year :2007
Publisher : Intellect Ltd
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 210
File Info : pdf 999 Kb

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