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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Jane Campion and Adaptation

Angels, Demons and Unsettling Voices

ISBN 9780230228993
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The Adaptation Series

Best known for The Piano, Jane Campion is an author/director whose films explore the relationship between literature and cinema. This book examines Campion's films as adaptations, mixing cultural and textual analysis, and exploring context, pastiche and genre. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Campion or adaptation studies.

Estella Tincknell is Reader and Associate Professor in Film and Culture at the University of the West of England, UK. She is an experienced teacher and researcher in the areas of film, media and cultural studies.

1. Versions
2. Visions and Voices
3. Genres


Estella Tincknell has a keen eye for detail and with it she inspires her readers to see Campion's oeuvre afresh. In this book, she brings a welcome and finely wrought focus to the multilayered role of adaptation in Campion's cinema. Through her detailed reassessment of key films, Tincknell discovers a further claim for Campion's distinction and in the process succeeds in transporting her collected works to another order again.' – Deb Verhoeven, Chair in Media and Communication, Deakin University, Australia
'Sensitive and thoughtful in her close textual analysis, Estella Tincknell makes the case for seeing Jane Campion's films afresh through the director's perverse playfulness with texts, myths and genres, insightfully articulated through Tincknell's attention to the multiple 'voices' in each of Campion's films. Constructing the filmmaker's authorship as distinctive in its adaptive and collaborative processes, this book is a welcome addition to the growing collection of works on Campion and her oeuvre.' - Shelley Cobb, Lecturer in English and Film, University of Southampton, UK
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