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Laying Bare the Moral Dilemma of Imperial Politics:

Nielsen, Kerstin LU (2011) LIVR07 20111
Master's Programme: Literature - Culture - Media
English Studies
Abstract
Both Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now are regarded as outstanding works in their respective field of art. Their reputation rests partly on their artistic value and partly on their preoccupation with topics which were highly relevant at the time of their publication/release. They are for the most part regarded as independent works of art and the differences in the spatio-temporal setting and in the type of adventure easily hide the fact that Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness. The fact that both works differ to a very high degree from each other makes them suitable for examining the borderline between adaptation and intertextual reference. By comparing them from a... (More)
Both Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now are regarded as outstanding works in their respective field of art. Their reputation rests partly on their artistic value and partly on their preoccupation with topics which were highly relevant at the time of their publication/release. They are for the most part regarded as independent works of art and the differences in the spatio-temporal setting and in the type of adventure easily hide the fact that Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness. The fact that both works differ to a very high degree from each other makes them suitable for examining the borderline between adaptation and intertextual reference. By comparing them from a narratological and an ideological point of view this thesis aims however to conclude that the influence of Heart of Darkness on Apocalypse Now classifies the relationship between them as an adaptation. (Less)
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author
Nielsen, Kerstin LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A Narratological and Ideolgical Comparison of Francis Ford Coppola's Film Apocalypse Now with Joseph Conrad's Novella Heart of Darkness
course
LIVR07 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Subversion of the Conventional Adventure Story, Imperialism, Advenure Genre, Ideology, Intertextuality, Adaptation from Literature to Film, Narratology, Subversion of the Conventional War Film, Ambiguity
language
English
id
2113170
date added to LUP
2011-09-01 12:39:53
date last changed
2011-10-03 12:29:08
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  abstract     = {Both Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now are regarded as outstanding works in their respective field of art. Their reputation rests partly on their artistic value and partly on their preoccupation with topics which were highly relevant at the time of their publication/release. They are for the most part regarded as independent works of art and the differences in the spatio-temporal setting and in the type of adventure easily hide the fact that Apocalypse Now is based on Heart of Darkness. The fact that both works differ to a very high degree from each other makes them suitable for examining the borderline between adaptation and intertextual reference. By comparing them from a narratological and an ideological point of view this thesis aims however to conclude that the influence of Heart of Darkness on Apocalypse Now classifies the relationship between them as an adaptation.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Kerstin},
  keyword      = {Subversion of the Conventional Adventure Story,Imperialism,Advenure Genre,Ideology,Intertextuality,Adaptation from Literature to Film,Narratology,Subversion of the Conventional War Film,Ambiguity},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Laying Bare the Moral Dilemma of Imperial Politics:},
  year         = {2011},
}