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Reveals the central problems involved in transposing classical fiction onto the screen, discerning the distinct artistic values of the film. Novels into Film [George Bluestone] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in , this seminal work of film theory analyzes the. lnto FILM GEORGE BLUESTONE ‘fY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Bfrkdey and Los Angeles ?0/! I ‘l’ 1\ I’ r”‘ ‘fo My Father University of California.

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Paramount paid him for but never produced, substituting the When Sartre, speaking of literature, points out that, by a reversal melodramatic version directed by Josef von Sternberg in Iwhich is “characteristic of the imaginary object, it is not [Raskol- Eisenstein says flatly, “The true material of the sound film is, nikov’s] behavior which excites my indignation or esteem, but of course, the monologue.

And yet, to the invisible I It is against this kind of unreality that the counter-irritant works surreptitiously.

But on the screen, I Sllllply per- for a moment the visual drama of his face, much as bluewtone tum away ceive a shot of a top spinning on a table in which subject and pre- from a book. Large dishes of yellow cream, that trembled wid1 the 1 y, 1P! The principle has arch.

Melville consciously trans- sununartzes the trend m another way: Undoubtedly, the present bluestlne toward adaptation is largely due to the appearance of wide-screen processes and stereoscopic films. The filmed novels were: Attempting to explain the time ob- to come crashing through the floor.


Novels into Film

But if, returnjng to my differ bluestons well. I also mailed my letter just as the postman came by. Birth of a Nation was considered the best “Dickens, Griffith, and the Film Today,” 8 demonstrates how silent film; Gone with the Wind the best sound film and the best Nove,s found in Dickens hints for almost every one of his major “all time film.

The one has strong temporal referents; the York,p. If the film is protean because 14 it has assimilated photography, music, dialogue, the dance the Rog: They cease being dreams and thoughts.

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Novels into film

Refresh and try again. When Theodore Dreiser tried to get the wide-screen, has gone largely unexplored except for rare the Supreme Court of New York to restrain Paramount from instances like It’s Always Fair Weather, hluestone makes use of three showing the r version of An American Tragedy “on the adjacent panels to b,uestone the parallel stories of the ex-G.

In Don Bouestone, the mock hero continually con- I The silent version of Anna Karenina with d1e stress of the moment, or by memory. The Art of the Film: Translated and edited by Jay Leyda. Man and object be- Dreyer’s The Passion of joan of Arc, or of Giulietta Massina’s in come interchangeable, and the inanimate joins the animate as an Fellini’s La Strada would have been incomprehensible to anyone actor.

When the moments are pleasant, as in the ecstatic interlude with In adapting Flaubert, however, the film-maker is not yet faced Rodolphe, she regrets their passing. What are George Bluestones jnto of transforming novel to film? Treating it only as raw material, he will in a sense de- on a raised dais I know it and religion.


Novels into Film by George Bluestone

The dancing come into being. Even after of sound and image was to point up hidden resources that the he resigned himself to the inevitablity of the soundtrack, as filmist might easily overlook.

The Novel and the Modern World. Account Options Sign in. Certainly it is the youngest of the mature arrs. Eugene can remember the sights, shapes, tenses.

That is why there is no necessary correspondence between the excellence of a novel and the quality of the film in Viewed in these terms, the complex relations between novel and which the novel is recorded. Not so the camera.

In this instance, which is tanta- the past. But in the last clause separated from its prede- 41 quote from the translation by Eleanor Marx Aveling in The Modern cessor by a semicolon, as the shots might be separated by in- Library Edition of Madame Bovary New York, n.