Download e-book for kindle: Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science by Brian Taves

By Brian Taves

ISBN-10: 0813161126

ISBN-13: 9780813161129

Even should you have by no means learn Jules Verne (1828--1905), the author's very identify conjures visions of the submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues less than the Sea, the epic race in Around the area in 80 Days, the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon, and the bold descent in Journey to the guts of the Earth. some of the most largely translated authors of all time, Verne has encouraged filmmakers because the early silent interval and keeps to fascinate audiences multiple hundred years after his works have been first released. His riveting plots and brilliant descriptions simply remodel into compelling scripts and dramatic visible compositions.

In Hollywood provides Jules Verne, Brian Taves investigates the indelible mark that the writer has left on English-language cinema. diversifications of Verne's stories have taken many types -- early motion picture shorts, serials, characteristic motion pictures, miniseries, and tv exhibits -- and feature been produced as either lively and live-action motion pictures. Taves illuminates how, as those tales were made and remade through the years, each one new version appears again not just to Verne's phrases but in addition to earlier reveal incarnations. He additionally examines how generations of actors have portrayed iconic characters akin to Phileas Fogg and Captain Nemo, and the way those figures are taken care of in pastiches similar to trip 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). Investigating the largest box-office hits in addition to lower-budget productions, this finished learn will attraction not just to fanatics of the writer's paintings but additionally to readers drawn to the ever-changing dating among literature, theater, and film.

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