The Resource "This is not Dickens" : fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption, by Kristin Spooner, (electronic resource)

"This is not Dickens" : fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption, by Kristin Spooner, (electronic resource)

Label
"This is not Dickens" : fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption
Title
"This is not Dickens"
Title remainder
fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption
Statement of responsibility
by Kristin Spooner
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this project, I examine the responses of filmgoers to three adaptations of Victorian novels: Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005), Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist (2005), and Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations (1998). I explore the ways in which fidelity discourse manifests itself in the reviews of both professional film critics and the "citizen critics" who post reviews on the Internet Movie Database. Despite adaptation scholars' designation of fidelity discourse as analytically unproductive, I argue that fidelity discourse can be a constructive evaluative method, particularly amongst citizen critics. I also contend that contemporary filmgoers' nostalgia for the Victorian past feeds much of the fidelity discourse evident in these reviews. Viewers of Victorian novel film adaptations often rely on fidelity criteria in their evaluations because they expect the films to develop their visual conceptualizations of the Victorian era; thus, the reviews are frequently determined by how successfully the films meet those expectations
Cataloging source
MUU
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Spooner, Kristin
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, Nancy Martha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Wright, Joe
  • Cuarón, Alfonso
  • Dickens, Charles
Target audience
specialized
Label
"This is not Dickens" : fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption, by Kristin Spooner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 27, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
145741051
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)145741051
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"This is not Dickens" : fidelity, nostalgia, and adaption, by Kristin Spooner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 27, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
145741051
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)145741051
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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