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Screenwriting strategies in Marguerite Duras's script for 'Hiroshima, Mon Amour' (1960)

Screenwriting strategies in Marguerite Duras's script for 'Hiroshima, Mon Amour' (1960)

Davies, Rosamund (2010) Screenwriting strategies in Marguerite Duras's script for 'Hiroshima, Mon Amour' (1960). Journal of Screenwriting, 1 (1). pp. 149-173. ISSN 1759-7137 (Print), 1759-7145 (Online) (doi:10.1386/josc.1.1.149/1)

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Abstract

The published 'scenario et dialogues' (Duras 1960) of the film 'Hiroshima, Mon Amour' (1959) feature precise technical specifications of sound and image and more novelistic passages, both of which create an emotional resonance that has been left to the director to translate into images. This article explores Marguerite Duras's text as a particular example of how the written component of the screen idea (Macdonald 2004a) might function on the page and as part of a dialogue with the director. It also examines the way that the script's concern with problematizing and drawing attention to the process of representation makes it a palpable and controlling presence in the resulting film.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: screenwriting, Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima Mon Amour, script, memory, narrative
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3049

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