Literature Film and Their Hideous Progeny

Literature  Film  and Their Hideous Progeny

This book posits adaptations as 'hideous progeny,' Mary Shelley's term for her novel, Frankenstein .

Author: Julie Grossman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137399021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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This book posits adaptations as 'hideous progeny,' Mary Shelley's term for her novel, Frankenstein . Like Shelley's novel and her fictional Creature, adaptations that may first be seen as monstrous in fact compel us to shift our perspective on known literary or film works and the cultures that gave rise to them.
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The History of American Literature on Film

The History of American Literature on Film

Fitzgerald and Hemingway on Film: A Critical Study of the Adaptations, 1924–
2013. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. Grossman, Julie. Literature, Film, and
Their Hideous Progeny: Adaptation and ElasTEXTity. Houndmills: Palgrave
Macmillan ...

Author: Thomas Leitch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628923728

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.
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Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

Literature, Film, and Their Hideous Progeny: Adaptation and ElasTEXTity. New
York: Palgrave Macmillan. Henderson, Diana (2006). Collaborations with the
Past: Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media. Ithaca: Cornell UP.
Hogan ...

Author: Wieland Schwanebeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000032734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Unlike previous efforts that have only addressed literary twinship as a footnote to the doppelganger motif, this book makes a case for the complexity of literary twinship across the literary spectrum. It shows how twins have been instrumental to the formation of comedies of mistaken identity, the detective genre, and dystopian science fiction. The individual chapters trace the development of the category of twinship over time, demonstrating how the twin was repeatedly (re-)invented as a cultural and pathological type when other discursive fields constituted themselves, and how its literary treatment served as the battleground for ideological disputes: by setting the stage for debates regarding kinship and reproduction, or by partaking in discussions of criminality, eugenic greatness, and ‘monstrous births’. The book addresses nearly 100 primary texts, including works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Priest, William Shakespeare, and Zadie Smith.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz

The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz

His previous publications include the books Hollywood and the Americanization
of Britain; “The 39 Steps”: A British Film Guide; and When Hollywood ... Close-Up
and Literature, Film, and Their Hideous Progeny: Adaptation and ElasTEXTity.

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477315576

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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Hollywood—Casablanca , Yankee Doodle Dandy , The Sea Hawk , White Christmas, and Mildred Pierce, to name only a few. The most prolific and consistently successful Hollywood generalist with an all-embracing interest in different forms of narrative and spectacle, Curtiz made around a hundred films in an astonishing range of genres: action, biopics, melodramas/film noir, musicals, and westerns. But his important contributions to the history of American film have been overlooked because his broadly varied oeuvre does not present the unified vision of filmmaking that canonical criticism demands for the category of “auteur.” Exploring his films and artistic practice from a variety of angles, including politics, gender, and genre, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz sheds new light on this underappreciated cinematic genius. Leading film studies scholars offer fresh appraisals of many of Curtiz’s most popular films, while also paying attention to neglected releases of substantial historical interest, such as Noah’s Ark , Night and Day, Virginia City, Black Fury, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Female. Because Curtiz worked for so long and in so many genres, this analysis of his work becomes more than an author study of a notable director. Instead, The Many Cinemas of Michael Curtiz effectively adds a major chapter to the history of Hollywood’s studio era, including its internationalism and the significant contributions of European émigrés.
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Hideous Progeny

Hideous Progeny

... a Mind All Their Own!': Figuring Disability in the Horror Film Adaptations of
Renard's Les mains d'Orlac,” Literature/Film Quarterly 34.4 (2006): 294–302. One
of those adaptations, Mad Love, is discussed in chapter3 of Hideous Progeny.

Author: Angela Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231527859

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted these traits as symptoms of sexual repression or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. She finds instead a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror, heightened by the viewer's desire for visions of vulnerability and transformation. Reading such films as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Freaks (1932), and Mad Love (1935) against early-twentieth-century disability discourse and propaganda on racial and biological purity, Smith showcases classic horror's dependence on the narratives of eugenics and physiognomics. She also notes the genre's conflicted and often contradictory visualizations. Smith ultimately locates an indictment of biological determinism in filmmakers' visceral treatments, which take the impossibility of racial improvement and bodily perfection to sensationalistic heights. Playing up the artifice and conventions of disabled monsters, filmmakers exploited the fears and yearnings of their audience, accentuating both the perversity of the medical and scientific gaze and the debilitating experience of watching horror. Classic horror films therefore encourage empathy with the disabled monster, offering captive viewers an unsettling encounter with their own impairment. Smith's work profoundly advances cinema and disability studies, in addition to general histories concerning the construction of social and political attitudes toward the Other.
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Hideous Progeny

 Hideous Progeny

Eugenics, Disability, and Classic Horror Cinema Angela Marie Smith ... the
popularity of freakshows by exacerbating fear that the disabled were diseased ,
and would propagate their deformities if left ... and that even in times of decline ,
the freak show's " history and iconography ( was ) preserved in literature , film ,
and the ...

Author: Angela Marie Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00819417B

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The Femme Fatale

The Femme Fatale

This book offers readers a concise look at over a century of femmes fatales on both the silver screen and the TV screen.

Author: Julie Grossman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813598260

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 138

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Ostensibly the villain, but also a model of female power, poise, and intelligence, the femme fatale embodies Hollywood’s contradictory attitudes toward ambitious women. But how has the figure of the femme fatale evolved over time, and to what extent have these changes reflected shifting cultural attitudes toward female independence and sexuality? This book offers readers a concise look at over a century of femmes fatales on both the silver screen and the TV screen. Starting with ethnically exoticized silent film vamps like Theda Bara and Pola Negri, it examines classic film noir femmes fatales like Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity, as well as postmodern revisions of the archetype in films like Basic Instinct and Memento. Finally, it explores how contemporary film and television creators like Fleabag and Killing Eve’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge have appropriated the femme fatale in sympathetic and surprising ways. Analyzing not only the films themselves, but also studio press kits and reviews, The Femme Fatale considers how discourses about the pleasures and dangers of female performance are projected onto the figure of the femme fatale. Ultimately, it is a celebration of how “bad girl” roles have provided some of Hollywood’s most talented actresses opportunities to fully express their on-screen charisma.
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Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

creature ' s “ dull , yellow eye , ” he is “ unable to endure the aspect of his being ”
and is filled with “ breathless horror and disgust . ... the required duties toward his
creature , James Whale certainly recognized his responsibilities toward Mary
Shelley ' s “ hideous progeny . ... Furthermore , he comprehended something
about the film / literature relationship that is gaining only slow acceptance even
today .

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068932972

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 483

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Movie monsters are the hideous progeny of Gothic literature , and its spawn of
melodramas , sharing their fascination with the supernatural and the spectacular ,
and their moral certainty regarding good and evil . Because of the power of visual
 ...

Author: Marion Emma Cornell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X56474

Category:

Page: 562

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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Examines Twin Peaks’s history and representations of female trauma and agency.

Author: Julie Grossman

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814346235

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 122

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Examines Twin Peaks’s history and representations of female trauma and agency.
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The Anxious Subject

The Anxious Subject

Nightmares and Daymares in Literature and Film Moshe Lazar. contributes to
Dracula's persona . Dracula is the Devil - one film in fact refers to him in its title as
the “ Prince of Darkness . ... 13 Victor Frankenstein's creation , hishideous
progeny ” —is a gruesome parody of birth ; indeed , Shelley's description of the ...

Author: Moshe Lazar

Publisher:

ISBN: 0890031169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

In addition to Frankenstein , Shelley's literary works include several novels that
were mildly successful in their time but are little known today ... Her reputation
rests , however , on what she once called her “ hideous progeny , " Frankenstein .

Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068882797

Category: Literature, Modern

Page:

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Ida Lupino Director

Ida Lupino  Director

The first in-depth study devoted to Lupino’s directorial work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar ...

Author: Therese Grisham

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813574929

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Dominated by men and bound by the restrictive Hays Code, postwar Hollywood offered little support for a female director who sought to make unique films on controversial subjects. But Ida Lupino bucked the system, writing and directing a string of movies that exposed the dark underside of American society, on topics such as rape, polio, unwed motherhood, bigamy, exploitative sports, and serial murder. The first in-depth study devoted to Lupino’s directorial work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar American women. Ida Lupino, Director not only examines her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career, getting her start in Hollywood as an actress in her teens and twenties, directing her first films in her early thirties, and later working as an acclaimed director of television westerns, sitcoms, and suspense dramas. It also demonstrates how Lupino fused generic elements of film noir and the social problem film to create a distinctive directorial style that was both highly expressionistic and grittily realistic. Ida Lupino, Director thus shines a long-awaited spotlight on one of our greatest filmmakers.
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My Hideous Progeny

My Hideous Progeny

Godwin ' s sense of literary comradeship with his daughter - his sense that she
resembled him and was his literary heir ... in Aspects of Fantasy : Selected
Essays from the Second International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature
and Film ...

Author: Katherine Hill-Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033955660

Category: Fathers and daughters

Page: 249

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"My Hideous Progeny" : Mary Shelley, William Godwin, and the Father-Daughter Relationship is a study of the influence of William Godwin on his daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. "My Hideous Progeny" explores Godwin's unsettling psychological legacy - and his generous intellectual gifts - to his daughter. The relationship between Mary Shelley and her father illustrates a typical pattern of female development and a typical course of father-daughter relationships over a lifetime. Mary Shelley's response to her father's influence is unforgettably portrayed in the figure of the father in the pages of her novels. William Godwin, a radical political philosopher and novelist, brought up the daughter he had with his lover Mary Wollstonecraft to be a thinker and writer. Unusual for the times, he trained her in literature, history, and the powers of the rational mind. Yet as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin grew into womanhood, her once supportive father rejected her. He distanced himself from her physically and emotionally during her adolescence, perhaps because of the incestuous feelings her developing womanhood called up. After Mary Godwin eloped to France at age sixteen with the married, atheistic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Godwin refused to speak with his daughter for almost two years. After Percy Shelley's death by drowning, Godwin changed once again: he relied on Mary Shelley heavily for emotional comfort and sustenance, and made it clear he wanted her continued financial support. Mary Shelley and her father maintained an intimate, troubled relationship until the day he died. William Godwin's influence on Mary Shelley pervades her novels, especially in the figure of the father. Her first two novels, Frankenstein and Mathilda, are both energized by the question of father-daughter incest. In Frankenstein, the spurned, abandoned monster can be viewed as a figure for a child made loathsome by the father's incestuous desire. Mary Shelley uses Frankenstein to chart the way a daughter can vent her rage on the figure of the father and eventually gain control over him. Mathilda focuses more directly than Frankenstein on the question of father-daughter incest; it is remarkable for its vivid portrayal of the ambivalent emotions of incest victims. Mary Shelley's last two novels, Lodore and Falkner, treat the problematic nature of the father-daughter relationship with equal skill. Lodore shows the crippling effects of a father's "sexual education" on his daughter - as well as the enabling power for a daughter when her father educates her instead in reason and the abstract powers of the mind. Falkner is the drama of a father figure and daughter locked in a relationship of passionate mutual devotion. Mary Shelley's final novel is a portrait of sexual conflict in which Rupert Falkner is tragically responsible for Elizabeth Raby's suffering - just as Elizabeth punishes and undermines her adopted father.
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The Utopia of Film

The Utopia of Film

Cinema and Its Futures in Godard, Kluge, and Tahimik Christopher Pavsek.
Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era Noah Isenberg
African Film and Literature: Adapting ... eory Jörg Schweinitz Chinese Women's
Cinema: Transnational Contexts Edited by Lingzhen Wang Hideous Progeny:
Disability, ...

Author: Christopher Pavsek

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231530811

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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The German filmmaker Alexander Kluge has long promoted cinema's relationship with the goals of human emancipation. Jean-Luc Godard and Filipino director Kidlat Tahimik also believe in cinema's ability to bring about what Theodor W. Adorno once called a "redeemed world." Situating the films of Godard, Tahimik, and Kluge within debates over social revolution, utopian ideals, and the unrealized potential of utopian thought and action, Christopher Pavsek showcases the strengths, weaknesses, and undeniable impact of their utopian visions on film's political evolution. He discusses Godard's Alphaville (1965) against Germany Year 90 Nine-Zero (1991) and JLG/JLG: Self-portrait in December (1994), and he conducts the first scholarly reading of Film Socialisme (2010). He considers Tahimik's virtually unknown masterpiece, I Am Furious Yellow (1981–1991), along with Perfumed Nightmare (1977) and Turumba (1983); and he constructs a dialogue between Kluge's Brutality in Stone (1961) and Yesterday Girl (1965) and his later The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985) and Fruits of Trust (2009).
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British and Irish Literature and Its Times

British and Irish Literature and Its Times

Author: Joyce Moss

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: UCSC:32106016341395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 549

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This volume contains introductions and historical background to numerous British and Irish literary works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cinema of John Carpenter

The Cinema of John Carpenter

After crashing his car , Trent is trapped by Cane in a confined space resembling a
confessional box . ... For this reason , Gothic literature and film have become in
Cane ' s world a new religion . ... Mary Shelley in her introduction to Frankenstein
had given her authorial permission for her ' hideous progeny ' to ' go forth and ...

Author: Ian Conrich

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060841064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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The aim of this book is to give John Carpenter's output the sustained critical treament it deserves. It comprises essays that address the whole of Carpenter's work as well as others which focus on a small number of key films.
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Continental Strangers

Continental Strangers

Taiwan Film Directors: A Treasure Island, Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Darrell
William Davis Shocking Representation: ... Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide
to Classic Films of the Era, Edited by Noah Isenberg African Film and Literature:
Adapting ... Chinese Women's Cinema: Transnational Contexts, Edited by
Lingzhen Wang Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, ... and Experiments in
Cinematic Thinking, Hunter Vaughan The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures
in Godard, Kluge, ...

Author: Gerd Gemünden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231536523

Category: History

Page: 296

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Hundreds of German-speaking film professionals took refuge in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, making a lasting contribution to American cinema. Hailing from Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine, as well as Germany, and including Ernst Lubitsch, Fred Zinnemann, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang, these multicultural, multilingual writers and directors betrayed distinct cultural sensibilities in their art. Gerd Gemünden focuses on Edgar G. Ulmer's The Black Cat (1934), William Dieterle's The Life of Emile Zola (1937), Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not to Be (1942), Bertolt Brecht and Fritz Lang's Hangmen Also Die (1943), Fred Zinnemann's Act of Violence (1948), and Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene (1951), engaging with issues of realism, auteurism, and genre while tracing the relationship between film and history, Hollywood politics and censorship, and exile and (re)migration.
Categories: History

Hollywood and Hitler 1933 1939

Hollywood and Hitler  1933 1939

Intelligence Work: The Politics of American Documentary JONATHAN KAHANA
Eye of the Century: Film, Experience, Modernity ... Cinema: An Essential Guide to
Classic Films of the Era NOAH ISENBERG African Film and Literature: Adapting
... EDITED BY LINGZHEN WANG Hideous Progeny: Disability, Eugenics, and
Classic Horror Cinema ANGELA M. SMITH ... and Experiments in Cinematic
Thinking HUNTER VAUGHAN The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures in
Godard, ...

Author: Thomas Doherty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535144

Category: History

Page: 432

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Between 1933 and 1939, representations of the Nazis and the full meaning of Nazism came slowly to Hollywood, growing more ominous and distinct only as the decade wore on. Recapturing what ordinary Americans saw on the screen during the emerging Nazi threat, Thomas Doherty reclaims forgotten films, such as Hitler's Reign of Terror (1934), a pioneering anti-Nazi docudrama by Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.; I Was a Captive of Nazi Germany (1936), a sensational true tale of "a Hollywood girl in Naziland!"; and Professor Mamlock (1938), an anti-Nazi film made by German refugees living in the Soviet Union. Doherty also recounts how the disproportionately Jewish backgrounds of the executives of the studios and the workers on the payroll shaded reactions to what was never simply a business decision. As Europe hurtled toward war, a proxy battle waged in Hollywood over how to conduct business with the Nazis, how to cover Hitler and his victims in the newsreels, and whether to address or ignore Nazism in Hollywood feature films. Should Hollywood lie low, or stand tall and sound the alarm? Doherty's history features a cast of charismatic personalities: Carl Laemmle, the German Jewish founder of Universal Pictures, whose production of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) enraged the nascent Nazi movement; Georg Gyssling, the Nazi consul in Los Angeles, who read the Hollywood trade press as avidly as any studio mogul; Vittorio Mussolini, son of the fascist dictator and aspiring motion picture impresario; Leni Riefenstahl, the Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich who came to America to peddle distribution rights for Olympia (1938); screenwriters Donald Ogden Stewart and Dorothy Parker, founders of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League; and Harry and Jack Warner of Warner Bros., who yoked anti-Nazism to patriotic Americanism and finally broke the embargo against anti-Nazi cinema with Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939).
Categories: History

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

Darwin's energy and respect for the natural world frontiers between science and
literature . ... Peter Morton , in an excellent reley's “ Frankenstein " ( and all its
hideous progeny in inconsistencies in his argument , Darwin managed to cent
study ... essence beneath the accident of the comic affirmation against loss and
indifference . and by science fiction films , with their deep implicit its material form
is so ...

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