Proust at the Movies
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Proust at the Movies

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
Film established itself as an artistic form of expression at the same time that Proust started work on his masterpiece, A la recherche du temps perdu. If Proust apparently took little interest in what he described as a poor avatar of reductive, mimetic representation, the resonances between his own radical reworking of writing styles and the novelistic forms and cinema as...more
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Ashgate Publishing
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Nick Wellings
3.8 stars.

The take home. Some books are un-filmable. The language of cinema doesn't work with them. Filmic attempts to be true to the spirit of Proust actually start to run counter to his objectives.

Beugnet contends rightly that Hollywoodic hegemony means that our cinematic presentations are 98% "parole" and very little "langue". Drawing on its 19thC foundations and the state of its bedfellow, Literature, cinema has been founded on and promulgates specific archetypes of presentation of characte...more
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