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H.G. Wells, modernity and the movies

Author: Keith Williams
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
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This book investigates Wells?s interest in cinema and related media technologies, by placing it back into the contemporary cultural and scientific contexts giving rise to them. It plugs a gap in understanding Wells?s contribution to exploring and advancing the possibilities of cinematic narrative and its social and ideological impacts in the modern period. Previous studies concentrate on adaptations: this book  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
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Williams, Keith, 1958-
H.G. Wells, modernity and the movies.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008371065
(OCoLC)154689951
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; H G Wells
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Williams
ISBN: 9781846313257 1846313252 9781781380574 1781380570
OCLC Number: 277091398
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Wells's Prescience; 1: Optical Speculations in the Early Writings: The Time Machine and the Short Stories; 2: The Dis/Appearance of the Subject: Wells, Whale and The Invisible Man; 3: 'Seeing the Future': Visual Technology and Urban Dystopia in When the Sleeper Wakes and Fritz Lang's Metropolis; 4: The 'Broadbrow' and the Big Screen: Wells's Film Writing; 5: Afterimages: Adaptations and Influences; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies.
Responsibility: Keith Williams.

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