Filming the Past

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Filming the Past

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Filming the Past
Author: Jong, Lisanne de
Issue Date: 2017-10-31
Keywords: Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing
Film Adaptation
Abstract: In this thesis, two film adaptations of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kenneth Branagh (1993) and Joss Whedon (2013), are analysed, each film representing a particular cinematic tradition within the history of cinema. I argue that the main force at work in both adaptations is a complex nostalgia, one intrinsic to the very notion of 'heritage film' and likewise implicit in Whedon's indebtedness to American screwball comedy.
Supervisor: Fikkers, L.E.M.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Engelse Taal en Cultuur (Bachelor)
Specialisation: BA
ECTS Credits: 10

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