The problem of film-theatre intermediality in Jesus of Montreal
Sava, Laura. (2010) The problem of film-theatre intermediality in Jesus of Montreal. Excursions, Vol.1 (No.1). pp. 102-122. ISSN 2044-4095Full text not available from this repository.
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My paper resorts to the recently theorized notion of intermediality in order to examine the representation of theatre in Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand, 1989) Far from being a stopgap term called into being by the ever more numerous instances of border violation between media, intermediality comes with a prestigious pedigree. It is a member of the ‘inter’ family (alongside terms such as intertextuality and interdisciplinarity) and a descendant of a comparative approach which extends far back in time, encompassing genres such as the apology and the paragone. Despite the fact that in film studies intermediality is still to a certain extent impending, it is highly applicable to instances where film quotes or references another medium. A focus on intermediality in Jesus of Montreal authorizes questions such as: Which are the prioritized connection points between film and theatre? How is the relation of the two media formulated by Arcand? How does a filmmaker stage a theatrical event for a cinema audience? My paper seeks to demonstrate and exemplify the sophisticated nature of the film’s involvement with theatre. To this effect, I shall use ideas drawn from intermediality studies, narratology and drama theory in conjunction with close analysis of chosen sequences.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
|Divisions:||Other > Institute of Advanced Study
Faculty of Arts > Film and Television Studies
|Journal or Publication Title:||Excursions|
|Publisher:||University of Sussex School of English|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 102-122|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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