Whose story is it anyway? : the screenwriter as author in the process of adaptation

Williams, Carol (2014) Whose story is it anyway? : the screenwriter as author in the process of adaptation. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This project explores issues confronted when authoring a previously authored story, one received from history. Using the defection of Soviet spies, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov as its focal point, it details how a screenwriter addresses issues arising in the adaptation of both fictional and biographical representations suitable for contemporary cinema. Textual fidelity and concepts of interpretation, aesthetics and audience, negotiating factual and fictional imperatives, authorial visibility and invisibility, moral and ethical conundrums are negotiated and a set of guiding principles emerge from this practice-led investigation.

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ID Code: 74500
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Carson, Susan & Portmann, Geoff
Keywords: Adaptation, Australian, Biography, Fiction, Petrov, Screenwriting, Author
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2014 23:14
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 06:56

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