publication . Thesis . 2007

From private to public redux: the private lives of Jane Austen and Graham Greene as represented by the public worlds of film

Gregory, Valerie;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This project is an examination of the process by which the mediums of literature and film intersect within the context of novel-to-film adaptation, and in the depiction of the public and private spheres of the authors and directors. The novels of Jane Austen and Graham Greene and three contemporary film adaptations of their work are analyzed. The project considers how the authors’ private and public lives influence their fiction, how the film directors’ private spheres alter their perception of the novels, and the impact these factors have on the film adaptations, which are released into the public domain. The directors use biographical aspects of the authors’ p...

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