The Cinematic Jane Austen: Essays on the Filmic Sensibility of the Novels
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
Jane Austen’s novels are loved because they possess a comedic power that is often conveyed through the singular voice of the narrators. Film adaptations, however, have often been unsatisfactory because they lack or awkwardly render features, particularly the voice of the narrators. This work argues for a fresh approach that begins with a reading of the novels that emphasizes their auditory and visual dimensions. Building on their examination of Austen’s inherently cinematic features, the authors then develop productive new readings of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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3 Beyond Words Beyond Images
4 Deciphering Appearances in Jane Austens Novels and Films
5 Mr Darcys Smile
6 Reinventing Fanny Price
7 A Cheerful Confidence in Futurity
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