Journal Article

Adaptive Collaboration, Collaborative Adaptation: Filming the Mamet Canon

Christophe Collard

in Adaptation

Volume 3, issue 2, pages 82-98
Published in print September 2010 | ISSN: 1755-0637
Published online April 2010 | e-ISSN: 1755-0645 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/adaptation/apq004
Adaptive Collaboration, Collaborative Adaptation: Filming the Mamet Canon

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Literature

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Every migration across referential and expressive frameworks entails formal, structural, and cognitive consequences too complex for a ‘traditionalist’ comparative posture. Moreover, the intertextuality and intermediality of the ‘transmedial screenplay’ make it incompatible with ‘static’ concepts such as ‘fidelity’ and ‘originality’ precisely on behalf of the film medium's poly-systemic nature. Bringing together the analogous concerns of collaborative creation, adaptation, and authorship, this essay therefore discusses David Mamet's screen adaptations of personal and other work from a process-based perspective as a means of attaining a more constructive understanding of so-called ‘interaesthetic passages’.

Keywords: David Mamet; collaborative creation; adaptation; authorship; semiology

Journal Article.  8248 words. 

Subjects: Film ; Television ; Literature

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.