Bridget Jones s Diary

Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.

Bridget Jones s Diary

Author: Helen Fielding

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141000190

Page: 271

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Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.

The British Cinema Book

British films are very often scolded for looking too much like television , and
during the low - budget late 1980s and 90s , this was usually a matter of cleaving
... It ' s hard , for instance , to see how the domestic love traumas of Bridget Jones
' s Diary required the same size budget as the epic Captain Corelli ' s ... This is
true of Russell Crowe ( Proof ( 1991 ] ) , Antonio Banderas ( Tie Me Up ! Tie Me
Down !

The British Cinema Book

Author: Robert Murphy

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN:

Page: 336

View: 641

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The Encyclopedia of British Film

Jones , Griffith - Jones , Peter 371 but has mostly played mothers , not always in
very rewarding roles : Mrs Dashwood in Sense and ... made , UK cast ) are
perhaps the best , but she was unexpectedly funny as Bridget ' s mother in
Bridget Jones ' s Diary ( 2001 , UK / Fr / US ) . ... OTHER BRITISH FILMS
INCLUDE : Trottie True ( 1948 ) , Black Orchid ( 1952 ) , One Jump Ahead ,
Timeslip ( 1955 ) , The Big ...

The Encyclopedia of British Film

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN:

Page: 811

View: 930

Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.

Beginning Film Studies

Few potential adapters of this model to film will want to emulate such precise
mathematics ( though Peter Wollen , writing on ... in his article " ApProppriations
and ImPropprieties : Problems in the Morphology of Film Narrative ' ( Cinema
Journal 27 , 3 ( Spring 1988 ) : 5 , 20 ) . ... stars , Pretty Woman ( 1990 ) and
Bridget Jones ' s Diary ( 2001 ) are highly diverse films ; a Proppian analysis of
these two ...

Beginning Film Studies

Author: Andrew Dix

Publisher: Beginnings (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Page: 350

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Beginning film studies fills an urgent need in the academic film studies market, offering coverage of the field that is detailed and scholarly, but also compact and affordable.

Film Review

95 ) John Travolta Bortiefield Earth , Mel Gibson Clicken Alun & The Patriot
Matthew McConaughey , Madonna Tom Fuise ... 95 ) Miss Congeniality The Girl
Thietes Deys Chocolate plus classic BRIDGET JONESS DIARY May 2001 13 .

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The Advocate

film The neurotic heroine in Bridget Jones's Diary is a 32-year-old chain-smoking,
chardonnay- swilling British ... in her obligatory gay male best friend, Tom (James
Callis, right). really wonderful perspective on the cruelties of modern life.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Zagat Movie Guide

Based on surveyors ' choices of their five favorite films . ... Almost Famous Saving
Private Ryan Singin ' in the Rain * 34 Apocalypse Now Lawrence of Arabia
Bridget Jones ' s Diary 37 Star ... 23 25 64 36 * Indicates a tie with film above
Princess Bride Graduate , The Goodfellas Toy Story Days of 8 subscribe to zagat
. com ...

Zagat Movie Guide

Author: Curt Gathje

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570068881

Page: 444

View: 489

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Words on Cassette 2002

Helen . Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel . 2 cass . abr . ed . ( Running Time : 3 hrs .
) . 1998. 18.00 ( 0-37540478-3 , 396075 ) Random AudioBks . * Fielding , Helen .
Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel . 3cass . abr . movie tie - in ed .

Words on Cassette 2002

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835245166

Page: 4891

View: 247

Marxism And Media Studies

... and Bridget Jones ' s Diary ( Sharon Maguire 2001 GB ) , as well as
independent American films such as All the Pretty Horses ... Tie - ins reached
new levels with Disney ' s Monsters , Inc . , which was advertised in the UK in
conjunction with ...

Marxism And Media Studies

Author: Mike Wayne

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745319131

Page: 304

View: 598

Although media studies is a popular academic discipline, there are remarkably few books that analyse it from a specifically Marxist perspective. Mike Wayne's book is ideal for all students of media studies who are interested in bringing a radical political methodology to bear on their work. He presents an accessible guide to key Marxist concepts and shows how to apply them to contemporary cultural analysis.Drawing on Marx, Lukacs, Gramsci, Habermas, Jameson and other writers, this book provides a comprehensive exposition of the key concepts required for a Marxist analysis of the media and current cultural trends. Retooling and redeeming such concepts as class, mode of production, culture industries, the state, base-superstructure, ideology, hegemony, knowledge and social interests, and commodity fetishism, this book ranges across film, television, the internet and print media. The analysis is carefully grounded in case studies ranging from digital file swapping to Disney, from reality TV show Big Brother to the spirits and spectres in such films as The Others, The Devil's Backbone and Dark City, which illuminate the fetishisms of culture and society under capital.Exploring the relevance of each concept to understanding the media, Wayne explains why Marxism is an important critical methodology for the media student to engage with. He foregrounds the theoretical and political shifts that have led to its marginalisation in recent years, and highlights how and why these trends are changing as once more, people return to Marx and Marxism to understand the world around them.

Movie Guide 2004

... Fear There's Something About Mary Primary Colors Thin Red Line Prince of
Egypt Three Kings Prince of Tides Tie Me ... Show Swingers Billy Elliot Talented
Mr. Ripley Black Hawk Down Tarzan Bowling for Columbine Bridget Jones's
Diary ...

Movie Guide 2004

Author: Zagat Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570065507

Page: 300

View: 732

For 25 years, ZAGAT Survey has reported on the shared experiences of diners and travellers. It has since expanded to cover entertaining, nightlife, shopping and golf. Now ZAGAT brings you the ultimate moviegoers' guide. The ZAGAT MOVIE GUIDE is a compilation of the 1,000 best films to watch. The average moviegoer who participated in this survey see approximately 2.2 movies per week, working out to be about 613,000 films annually). Each surveyor separately rates the films for Overall Quality, Acting, Story and Production Values, resulting in this being a unique and reliable guide. Over 5,300 people participated in this Survey, 50% are women and 50% are men, 54% are in their 20s and 30s and 46% are in their 40s and above. Although all these people are very different, they all have one common trait - they are all movie lovers. When producing the review contained in this guide, the editors have synopsised surveyor's opinions with their exact comments (shown in quotation marks).

Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac

Multnomah ( 250 , 496 ) * Bridget Jones ' s Diary . Helen Fielding . Rep . ... Movie
tie - in . Vintage ( 364 , 450 ) # Mother of Pearl . Melinda Haynes . Rep . Pocket /
Washington Square ( 350 , 000 ) Yesterday , I Cried . Iyanla Vanzant . Rep .

Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835243858

Page: 900

View: 636

Glamour

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women THE COUNTDOWN ADVENTURES ... Opportuni ways to give
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to help glamourgives ... THE KOBAL COLLECTION SHE DONE HIM WRONG ,
PARAMOUNT THE KOBAL COLLECTION BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY ALEX
BAILEY / MIRAMAX !

Glamour

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Time Out London

Time Out London

Author:

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 9780140294040

Page: 412

View: 641

This edition has been comprehensively revised and updated by a London-based team of writers and researchers. it provides listings information and informed critical comment on all that London has to offer. interesting suburbs; information on accommodation for all budgets; reviews of the capital's best shops; arts and entertainment; and restaurants, bars and pubs in one of the world's top cities for eating and drinking.

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction

In the Bridget Jones films, fragments from the titular diary are occasionally written
on the screen – but more as a ... Most adaptations are accompanied by a tie-in
edition of the source novel, released by the publishers to capitalize on the new ...

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction

Author: James F. English

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140515215X

Page: 296

View: 826

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction offers an authoritative overview of contemporary British fiction in its social, political, and economic contexts. Focuses on the fiction that has emerged since the late 1970s, roughly since the start of the Thatcher era. Comprises original essays from major scholars. Topics range from the rise and fall of the postcolonial novel to controversies over the celebrity author. The emphasis is on the whole fiction scene, from bookstores and prizes to the changing economics of film adaptation. Enables students to read contemporary works of British fiction with a much clearer sense of where they fit within British cultural life.

New Formations

and the local everyday becomes clearer when the films are positioned within the
wider context of mainstream cinema in the UK and ... comedy since Bridget Jones
' s Diary , while East , Anita and Beckham all simulate the distinctive packaging
first employed on the ... of the contemporary nation , however , these films sell a
version of the country in which older certainties and comforts are still in evidence
.

New Formations

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DVD and Video Guide 2004

... Performance Film , The Lynch , David : Blue Velvet ; Dune ; Elephant Man , The
; Eraser - Maguire , Sharon : Bridget Jones ' s Diary head ... Lost Highway ;
Mulholland Drive ; Straight Story , Mahaffey , Redge : Life 101 The ; Twin Peaks (
Movie ) ; Twin Peaks : Fire Walk with ... Independence Day ; Perfect WitMacy , W .
H . : Lip Service ( 1988 ) ness ; School Ties ; Substitute , The ; Touch and Go
Madden ...

DVD and Video Guide 2004

Author: Mick Martin

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9780345449948

Page: 1632

View: 154

An updated annual includes four hundred new entries and provides a five-star rating system, cast and director indexes, lists of Academy Award winners, and reviews for more than eighteen thousand videos and DVDs. Original.

Time Out Film Guide

General Subject Index Louys , Pierre , films adapted from work , The Devil Is a
Woman ; That Obscure Object of Desire Lyndon , Barre ... Stories ; The Third Part
of the Night ; A Year of the Quiet Sun ; The Young Ladies of Wilko Sp , Jealousy ;
Tie Me Up ! Tie Me Down ! ... Anna Karenina ( Duvivier ) ; Blanche Fury , The
Blue Lagoon ( Launder ) ; Breaking the Waves ; Bridget Jones ' s Diary ; Brief
Ecstasy ...

Time Out Film Guide

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 9780140293951

Page: 1538

View: 352

This guide covers every aspect of world cinema from Russian silents to Ealing comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese animated films, B-movie horror and major British and American releases since 1968. More than 660 new reviews are included in the 2002 edition, which covers the 2000/2001 Oscar and Bafta awards, prizes from the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals and a discussion of the topic Home entertainment: where are we now? The guide also includes the cinema centenary and Time Out readers' Top One Hundred polls.

Film England

Film tie-in editions can send books right to the top of the best-seller charts, even if
the film itself is not particularly successful. For instance, 'the two Picador
paperback editions of Bridget Jones's Diary sold an extra 1,730,535 copies',
while the ...

Film England

Author: Andrew Higson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857718975

Page: 304

View: 101

In a film business increasingly transnational in its production arrangements and global in its scope, what space is there for culturally English filmmaking? In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Higson demonstrates how a variety of Englishnesses have appeared on screen since 1990, and surveys the genres and production modes that have captured those representations. He looks at the industrial circumstances of the film business in the UK, government film policy and the emergence of the UK Film Council. He examines several contemporary 'English' dramas that embody the transnationalism of contemporary cinema, from 'Notting Hill' to 'The Constant Gardener'. He surveys the array of contemporary fiction that has been re-worked for the big screen, and the pervasive - and successful - Jane Austen adaptation business. Finally, he considers the period's diverse films about the English past, including big-budget, Hollywood-led action-adventure films about medieval heroes, intimate costume dramas of the modern past, such as 'Pride and Prejudice', and films about the very recent past, such as 'This is England'.

TV Guide

( CC ) | Vin Diesel , ( CC ) * * * * Bridget Jones ' s Diary ( CC ) ... Game 8893 18
Hoosier Millionaire - Lottery 63183 21 Ebert & Roeper - Movie Reviews 16299 "
The Stepford Wives " ( Nicole Kidman , Matthew Broderick ) ; " Garfield : The
Movie ...

TV Guide

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Authorship in Film Adaptation

Both were also produced by Working Title , the same British production company
that made Bridget Jones ' s Diary . 4 . ... Robert Stam , Subversive Pleasures :
Bakhtin , Cultural Criticism , and Film ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University
Press , 1989 ) , 19 . ... by the Bridget Jones texts and in the attendant cultural
discourse of her iconicity , a quality that firmly ties Bridget to popular postfeminist
discourse .

Authorship in Film Adaptation

Author: Jack Boozer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 341

View: 104

Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. The most critical central step in this transformation of a literary source to the screen is the writing of the screenplay. The screenplay usually serves to recruit producers, director, and actors; to attract capital investment; and to give focus to the conception and production of the film project. Often undergoing multiple revisions prior to production, the screenplay represents the crucial decisions of writer and director that will determine how and to what end the film will imitate or depart from its original source.Authorship in Film Adaptation is an accessible, provocative text that opens up new areas of discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration. In contrast to narrow binary comparisons of literary source text and film, the twelve essays in this collection also give attention to the underappreciated role of the screenplay and film pre-production that can signal the primary intention for a film. Divided into four parts, this collection looks first at the role of Hollywood's activist producers and major auteurs such as Hitchcock and Kubrick as they worked with screenwriters to formulate their audio-visual goals. The second part offers case studies of Devil in a Blue Dress and The Sweet Hereafter, for which the directors wrote their own adapted screenplays. Considering the variety of writer-director working relationships that are possible, Part III focuses on adaptations that alter genre, time, and place, and Part IV investigates adaptations that alter stories of romance, sexuality, and ethnicity.