Journal Article

What Becomes of Things on Film on Film: Adaptation in Owen Land (George Landow)

J.D. Connor

in Adaptation

Volume 2, issue 2, pages 161-176
Published in print September 2009 | ISSN: 1755-0637
Published online July 2009 | e-ISSN: 1755-0645 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/adaptation/app007
What Becomes of Things on Film on Film: Adaptation in Owen Land (George Landow)

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The importance of adaptation in studies of the American structural film movement has been underestimated. Three works by Owen Land (George Landow) from the 1970s are analysed in depth: Remedial Reading Comprehension, Wide Angle Saxon, and On the Marriage Broker Joke in Sigmund Freud's Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious, or, Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed? Land's understanding of language and the language of cinema evolves towards a more post-structuralist account of meaning. His development parallels and complements that of Stanley Cavell in the same period.

Keywords: Adaptation; avant-garde; Owen Land (George Landow); Stanley Cavell; structural film

Journal Article.  8971 words. 

Subjects: Film ; Television ; Literature

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