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- DescriptionTruman Capote once remarked, My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing ; netheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In <em>Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies</em>, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skilfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography-- including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with table stars--with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works that composed his fraught relationship with the Hollywood machine.<br><br>Capote's masterful short stories and vels ensure his status as an iconic author of the twentieth century, and his screenplays, including <em>Beat the Devil</em>, <em>Indiscretion of an American Wife</em>, and <em>The Incents</em>, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. Throughout his professional life he circulated freely in a celebrity milieu populated by such tables as Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Cinematic adaptations of his literature, most tably <em>Breakfast at Tiffany's</em> and <em>In Cold Blood</em>, play with or otherwise alter Capote's queer literary themes, often bleaching his daring treatment of homosexuality in favour of heterosexual romance.<br><br><em>Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies</em> reveals Capote's literary works to be t merely coincident to film but integral to their mutual creation, paying keen attention to the ways in which Capote's identity as a gay southerner influenced his and others' perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Pugh's research illuminates Capote's personal and professional successes and disappointments in the film industry, helping to create a more nuanced portrait of the author and bringing fresh details to light.
- Author Biography<strong>Tison Pugh</strong> is a professor of English at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of <em>Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White Masculinity in Southern Literature</em>, and <em>Queering Medieval Genres</em> and coeditor of <em>Queer Movie Medievalisms</em>, among other titles.
- Author(s)Tison Pugh
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication30/03/2014
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white halftones
- Weight617 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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