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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

Patricia Highsmith on Screen

Editors: Schwanebeck, Wieland, McFarland, Douglas (Eds.)

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  • Constitutes the first volume on Patricia Highsmith adaptations
  • Contains discussions of prolific film directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Todd Haynes, Wim Wenders, Liliana Cavani, Claude Chabrol
  • Includes statements from artists who have adapted Highsmith
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About this book

This book is the first full-length study to focus on the various film adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, which have been a popular source for adaptation since Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1952). The collection of essays examines films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Two Faces of January, and Carol, includes interviews with Highsmith adaptors and provides a comprehensive filmography of all existing Highsmith adaptations. Particular attention is paid to queer subtexts, mythological underpinnings, philosophical questioning, contrasting media environments and formal conventions in diverse generic contexts. Produced over the space of seventy years, these adaptations reflect broad cultural and material shifts in film production and critical approaches to film studies. The book is thus not only of interest to Highsmith admirers but to anyone interested in adaptation and transatlantic film history.

About the authors

Wieland Schwanebeck is Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of English and American Studies at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He has recently edited Reassessing the Hitchcock Touch (2017).
Douglas McFarland is Retired Professor of English and Classical Studies at Flagler College, USA. He is the co-editor of John Huston as Adaptor (2017).

Reviews

“This outstanding essay collection ranges over Highsmith’s entire oeuvre, examining adaptations by directors as different as Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, and Wim Wenders. In addition to illuminating essays by distinguished film scholars, it presents insightful interviews with several filmmakers about their philosophies and methods. Highsmith fans and scholars of film adaptation will learn a great deal and find much to appreciate and discuss in this excellent volume.” (Mark Osteen, Loyola University Maryland, USA)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96050-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96049-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Patricia Highsmith on Screen
Editors
  • Wieland Schwanebeck
  • Douglas McFarland
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96050-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96050-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96049-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 294
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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