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Adaptation as Exploration: Stanley Kubrick, Literature, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Peter Krämer.

in Adaptation

December 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Film; Literature; Television. 6294 words.

It is widely acknowledged in the scholarly work on Stanley Kubrick that most of his thirteen feature films were adaptations of literary texts. Much less attention has been paid to the fact...

Allen, James John [Jim] (1926–1999), playwright and scriptwriter

Jason Tomes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1156 words.

Allen, James John [Jim] (1926–1999), playwright and scriptwriter, was born on 7 October 1926 at 31 Higher Duke Street, Miles Platting, Manchester, the second child of John (Jack) Allen, a...

Astell, Betty (1912–2005)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 4 words.

See Fletcher, Cyril Trevellian

Baron, (Joseph) Alexander (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter

William Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1209 words.

Baron, (Joseph) Alexander (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter, was born Joseph Alexander Bernstein on 4 December 1917 at 30 Penyston Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, the son of Barnet...

Bolt, Robert Oxton [Bob] (1924–1995), scriptwriter and playwright

Colin Chambers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1633 words.

Bolt, Robert Oxton [Bob] (1924–1995), scriptwriter and playwright, was born on 15 August 1924 at Sale, Manchester, Lancashire, the second of the two children of Ralph Bolt and Leah Binyon....

Boyd, Edward [Eddie] (1916–1989), playwright and scriptwriter

Douglas Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 759 words.

Boyd, Edward [Eddie] (1916–1989), playwright and scriptwriter, was born on 11 May 1916 at 5 Townhead Street, Stevenston, Ayrshire, probably the eldest of four children known to have been...

Cooper, Giles Stannus (1918–1966), playwright

Barbara Bray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 920 words.

Cooper, Giles Stannus (1918–1966), playwright, was born on 9 August 1918 in Carrickmines, Dublin, the elder child and only son of Guy Cooper (1889–1941), naval officer and colonial civil...

Delaney, Shelagh (1938–2011), dramatist and screenwriter

Elaine Aston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1841 words.

Delaney, Shelagh (1938–2011), dramatist and screenwriter, was born on 25 November 1938 in the Hope Hospital, Salford, the elder child of Joseph Delaney, bus conductor, and his wife, Elsie, null...

Feldman, Martin Alan [Marty] (1934–1982), comedian and scriptwriter

Barry Took.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Television; Radio; Film; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 876 words.

Feldman, Martin Alan [Marty] (1934–1982), comedian and scriptwriter, was born on 8 July 1934 at University College Hospital, London, the elder of the two children of Myer Feldman, a gown...

Greenwood, Walter (1903–1974), novelist and playwright

Geoffrey Moorhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 914 words.

Greenwood, Walter (1903–1974), novelist and playwright, was born on 17 December 1903 in Salford, Lancashire, the elder child and only son of Tom Greenwood (d. 1912/13), master hairdresser,...

Griffiths, Drew (1947–1984), playwright and theatre director

Mick Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Radio; Theatre. 1293 words.

Griffiths, Drew (1947–1984), playwright and theatre director, was born on 17 January 1947 at 25 Caroline Street, Irlam, Urmston, Lancashire, the only child of Leonard Griffiths (1906–1973)...

Hanley, James (1901–1985), novelist and playwright

Meic Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1191 words.

Hanley, James (1901–1985), novelist and playwright, was born in Jervis Street, Dublin, on 3 September 1901, the son of Edward Hanley (d. 1937), a ship's stoker. The Hanleys had ten...

John, Errol (1924–1988), playwright and actor

John Russell Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film; Television. 1013 words.

John, Errol (1924–1988), playwright and actor, was born on 20 December 1924 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of a professional cricketer, George John, who had toured England in 1923 as a...

Kneale, (Thomas) Nigel (1922–2006), television dramatist

Philip Purser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1449 words.

Kneale, (Thomas) Nigel (1922–2006), television dramatist, was born on 28 April 1922 at Risedale Maternity Home, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, the elder son of William Thomas Kneale...

The Magic of Time in Lolita: The Time Traveller Humbert Humbert

Elisa Pezzotta.

in Adaptation

December 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film; Literature; Television. 8704 words.

This article compares and discusses how story, plot, and personal/memory time in Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita are translated by Stanley Kubrick in his adaptation (Lolita, 1962). The director...

McMillan, Roderick Macaulay [Roddy] (1923–1979), actor and playwright

P. S. Barlow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Television. 873 words.

McMillan, Roderick Macaulay [Roddy] (1923–1979), actor and playwright, was born on 23 March 1923 in the Anderston district of Glasgow, the second of the two children of Duncan McMillan...

Mercer, David Stuart (1928–1980), playwright and scriptwriter

Colin Chambers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1434 words.

Mercer, David Stuart (1928–1980), playwright and scriptwriter, was born on 27 June 1928 at the Maternity Hospital, Blenheim Road, Wakefield, amid the coalfields of west Yorkshire, the...

Milligan, Terence Alan [Spike] (1918–2002), comedian and author

Ned Sherrin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Television. 4732 words.

Milligan, Terence Alan [Spike] (1918–2002), comedian and author, was born on 16 April 1918 in Ahmednagar, near Bombay, India, the elder son of Leo Alphonso Milligan (1890–1969), soldier,...

Morley, Robert Adolph Wilton (1908–1992), actor and playwright

Jonathan Cecil.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Television. 1207 words.

Morley, Robert Adolph Wilton (1908–1992), actor and playwright, was born on 26 May 1908 in Semley, Wiltshire, the son of Major Robert Wilton Morley, retired, of the 4th dragoon guards and...

Nation, Terence Joseph [Terry] (1930–1997), writer for television

Matthew Kilburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1534 words.

Nation, Terence Joseph [Terry] (1930–1997), writer for television, was born on 8 August 1930 at 284 Cowbridge Road, Cardiff, the only child of Gilbert Joseph Nation, of 113 Fairwater Grove...