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Wuthering Heights on Film and Television : A Journey Across Time and Cultures (Paperback) (Valu00e9rie
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This historical and transnational study of the film and television translations of Wuthering Heightson Film and Television presents the after-life of Emily Brontë’s novel as a series of cultural journeys actualizing the readers, film-makers and spectators-viewers as much as the films and television dramas themselves. In the course of this study, which offers a dynamic mapping of the ‘unconscious’ of the source text, students in English studies, media cultures and adaptation studies are encouraged to see adaptation as ‘a mode of transmission and foreignization’ relying creatively, in this case, on the re-workings, in various contexts, of the Gothic architecture of Mise en Abîme and on the degree of involvement or ‘foreignisation’ of the viewers.
Exploring extraordinary film and television specimens – including a (lost) British silent film scripted by Stannard, an exciting film project by the British New Wave, the Buñuel and Wyler classics, the BBC teleplays and serials, the unforgettable Japanese and French versions, and the latest adaptation by Andrea Arnold (2011) – Wuthering Heightson Film and Television is the first comprehensive, transnational analysis to focus wholly on the adaptation of this much-loved book.