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[Commlist] New book: Adapting Endings: Last Pages, Last Shots

Mon Oct 14 06:50:13 GMT 2019

Adapting Endings from Book to Screen: Last Pages, Last Shots

Edited by Armelle Parey and Shannon Wells-Lassagne


Notes on contributors

Preface: opening remarks: ‘there’s a long goodbye, and it happens everyday’, Anca Cristofovici

Introduction: on adapting endings, Armelle Parey and Shannon Wells-Lassagne

Part I Creating an ending: an adaptor’s approach to closure

1 Structuring story: beginnings and endings: An interview with Michael Eaton

2 The head and the crown: ending Huston’s The Man Who Would Be King, Jonathan C. Glance

3 Is the past really a foreign country? [MOU2] The different endings of The Go-Between, Isabelle Roblin

Part II The politics of endings

4 Adapting and subverting Richard Slotkin’s Regeneration Through Violence: the ending of Deliverance (James Dickey, 1970; John Boorman, 1972), Elizabeth Mullen

5 Lee Daniels’ The Butler[O3] : from the headlines to the front line, Hélène Charlery

Part III Adapting to the small screen: endings and television’s “endless present”

6 Serial adaptation: an endless series of endings? The strange case of Jekyll (BBC One, 2007), or, the last page and its doubles, Sébastien Lefait

7 The ouroboros of television prequels: endings and beginnings in Hannibal (NBC, 2013–2015), Shannon Wells-Lassagne

8 How to end with an opening: TV series continuity and metadaptation, Charles Joseph and Delphine Letort

Part IV Questioning endings: the impossibility of closure?

9 Alter egos and alternative endings in The Scapegoat: Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Robert Hamer’s and Charles Sturridge’s adaptations, Nicole Cloarec

10 Adapting unsettling endings and harlequinization: Neil LaBute’s Possession and Joe Wright’s Atonement, Armelle Parey

11 After the ending – closure in post-apocalyptic narratives as fictions of uncertainty, Eckart Voigts

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