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Hollywood Presents Jules Verne : The Father of Science Fiction on Screen / Brian Taves.

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  • ISBN: 9780813161129 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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. They also 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.
Subject: Verne, Jules, 1828-1905 > Filmadaptations.
Film adaptations > United States > History and criticism.
Science fiction films > United States > History and criticism.

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