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The Resource Hollywood presents Jules Verne : the father of science fiction on screen, Brian Taves

Hollywood presents Jules Verne : the father of science fiction on screen, Brian Taves

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Hollywood presents Jules Verne : the father of science fiction on screen
Title
Hollywood presents Jules Verne
Title remainder
the father of science fiction on screen
Statement of responsibility
Brian Taves
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even for those who have never read Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very name conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the epic race in Around the World in Eighty Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the daring descent in Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the most widely translated authors of all time, Verne has inspired filmmakers since the early silent period and continues to fascinate audiences more than one hundred years after his works were first published. His riveting plots and vivid descriptions easily transform into compelling scripts and dramatic visual compositions.In Hollywood Presents Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the author has left on English-language cinema. Adaptations of Verne's tales have taken many forms -- early movie shorts, serials, feature films, miniseries, and television shows -- and have been produced as both animated and live-action films. Taves illuminates how, as these stories have been made and remade over the years, each new adaptation looks back not only to Verne's words but also to previous screen incarnations. He also examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters such as Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and how these figures are treated in pastiches such as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the biggest box-office hits as well as lower-budget productions, this comprehensive study will appeal not only to fans of the writer's work but also to readers interested in the ever-changing relationship between literature, theater, and film
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1959-
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Taves, Brian
Dewey number
843/.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
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  • Verne, Jules
  • Verne, Jules
  • Film adaptations
  • Science fiction films
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Hollywood presents Jules Verne : the father of science fiction on screen, Brian Taves
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: how a French author met Hollywood -- The silents -- Searching for a popular approach, 1925-1945 -- Creating a style, 1946-1955 -- Establishing a mythos as the Verne cycle begins, 1956-1959 -- The height of the Verne cycle, 1960-1962 -- The cycle changes, 1963-1971 -- Toward a new aesthetic, 1972-1979 -- The wandering trail, 1981-1993 -- The revival, 1993-1996 -- Telefilms and miniseries reign, 1997-1999 -- Biography or pastiche, 2000-2003 -- Dismal reiterations, 2004-2008 -- A new formulation, 2008-present -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907532757
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161136
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907532757
Label
Hollywood presents Jules Verne : the father of science fiction on screen, Brian Taves
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: how a French author met Hollywood -- The silents -- Searching for a popular approach, 1925-1945 -- Creating a style, 1946-1955 -- Establishing a mythos as the Verne cycle begins, 1956-1959 -- The height of the Verne cycle, 1960-1962 -- The cycle changes, 1963-1971 -- Toward a new aesthetic, 1972-1979 -- The wandering trail, 1981-1993 -- The revival, 1993-1996 -- Telefilms and miniseries reign, 1997-1999 -- Biography or pastiche, 2000-2003 -- Dismal reiterations, 2004-2008 -- A new formulation, 2008-present -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907532757
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813161136
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907532757

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