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Author Schroeder, David P., 1946- author.

Title Cinema's illusions, opera's allure : the operatic impulse in film / David Schroeder
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Bloomsbury academic collections. Film studies
Bloomsbury academic collections. Film studies
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE APPROPRIATION OF OPERA IN EARLY CINEMA; 1. Silent opera: DeMille's Carmen; 2. D.W Griffith as a Wagnerian; 3. Stage fright: Phantom of the Opera; 4. A life at the opera; 5. Synesthesia: Alexander Nevsky as opera; PART TWO THE FILM SCORE; 6. The leitmotif; 7. Titles music as operatic overture; PART THREE CINEMA GIVES OPERA THE FINGER; 8. Casting opera in our teeth: Chaplin's Carmen; 9. Attack of the anarchists: A Night at the Opera; 10. Deflated and flat: opera in Citizen Kane
11. Bursting out into opera: Fellini's E la nave va12. The charming opera snob in Hannah and Her Sisters; PART FOUR WAGNER'S BASTARDS; 13. Misreading Wagner: the politics of Lang's Siegfried; 14. Cinema as grand opera: politics, religion and DeMille; Opera politic; Joan the Woman; Samson and Delilah; The Ten Commandments; 15. Bombarding the senses: Apocalypse Now; 16. Wagnerian images of sound and sensuality; Buiiuel as Wagnerian; Chaplin's Lohengrin; Love and duty; Nosferatu; 17. Wagner's Ring cycle for adolescents: Star Wars; 18. What's opera, Doc?; PART FIVE CINEMA AS OPERA
19. Dizzying illusion: Vertigo20. Carmen copies; Carmen Jones; Prénom Carmen; 21. Operastruck; 22. Outing opera in Philadelphia; 23. Opera obsession; Jungle opera; Mixed gender; Camp; Pirated voice; 24. Surrogate voice: Maria Callas as Medea; 25. Orpheus reincarnated; Reel Orpheus; Phantom Orpheus; Orphic themes; PART SIX OPERA RETURNS AS CINEMA; 26. Finale: directors' operas; Zeffìrelli's Otello; Losey's Don Giovanni; Sellars's Cosí fan tutte; Rosi's Carmen; Notes; Index
Summary The allure of opera to cinema early in the century held up through the silent era, into sound films, through the golden age of movies and into the most recent approaches to cinema. This book explores the many different ways that this has happened
Notes Originally published in 2002 by Continuum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO), viewed August 31, 2016
Subject Motion pictures and opera.
Opera in motion pictures.
Operas -- Film adaptations.
Films, cinema.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Motion pictures and opera
Opera in motion pictures
Genre/Form Film adaptations
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781474291415