Adapting Pagnol and Provence

Strong, Jeremy (2018) Adapting Pagnol and Provence. In: French Literature on Screen. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. ISBN 9781784995171 (In Press)

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This chapter examines Marcel Pagnol's novel L'eau des collines (comprising Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources: 1962) and their film adaptations (Dir. Claude Berri, 1986). It places particular emphasis on the construction of the adaptations as a major French cultural event and as constitutive of what would come to be termed 'heritage cinema'. The role of the films – in particular their lush cinematography and representation of the Provencal countryside – in the subsequent explosion of tourist interest and second-home ownership in Provence will also be discussed. Drawing on texts as diverse as Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence (1989) and the critical literature of Travel and Tourism Studies, the chapter examines the role of books and their screen adaptations in shaping attitudes to places and people.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptation, Provence, Tourism, Travel, Adaptation Tourism, Psychogeography, Marcel Pagnol, Peter Mayle.
Subjects: Literature > Adaptation studies
Arts > Cultural history
Depositing User: Jeremy Strong
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 12:25

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