Milton's Paradise Lost: Screenplay for Cinema of the Mind

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Knopf, 1973 - English drama - 143 pages
The audacity of John Collier's "screenplay" of Milton's great epic poem is matched only by its success: here is a startlingly alive euphonious, and visual pieces of work, an act of highest love. The extraordinary images of Milton's hideous and radiant monsters, of burning hell and glowing paradise, of archetypal human beings trapped in the pregnant situations of fable - all contribute to the realization of his intention: not presumptuously, to improve Milton, not even to dare to "amplify" his work, but rather to celebrate him.

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
21
Section 3
37
Section 4
55
Section 5
63
Section 6
78
Section 7
83
Section 8
93
Section 9
110
Section 10
132
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About the author (1973)

John Collier (1901-1980) was born in Britain, but spent much of his life in the U.S., where he wrote screenplays for Hollywood (The African Queen, Sylvia Scarlet, and I Am a Camera among them) and short stories for The New Yorker and other magazines. He was also a poet, editor, and reviewer.

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