Title

From Literature to Film: The Eidetic Imagery in Michelangelo Antonioni and Damiano Damiani

Subject Area

Film and Literary Studies

Abstract

From Literature to Film: The Eidetic Imagery in Michelangelo Antonioni and Damiano Damiani.

This presentation will explore film adaptations of Hispanic literary works. Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) based on the short story “The Devil’s Drool” by Julio Cortázar and Strega in Amore (1966) by Damiano Damiani based on Aura by Carlos Fuentes. In these adaptations, the search for answers will cause the main characters to be trapped in unimaginable experiences. Antonioni and Damiani change the circumstances described in the stories in order to create images depicting different perceptions. The films interpret the endings as unforeseen outcomes that are no longer in the real world but in a virtual reality. Themes and symbols will be analyzed in the context proposed by the filmmakers.

Brief Bio Note

Graciela Tissera is an associate professor of Spanish at Clemson University. Dr. Tissera's research and teaching interests include Hispanic and comparative literature and film, literary and critical theory, and Spanish for the professions. Her Creative Inquiry projects focus on international health, global business, and film studies.

Keywords

Film, Imagery, Literature, Perception, Irreality

Presentation Year

October 2020

Start Date

10-23-2020 11:10 AM

End Date

10-23-2020 11:50 AM

Embargo

9-3-2020

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From Literature to Film: The Eidetic Imagery in Michelangelo Antonioni and Damiano Damiani

From Literature to Film: The Eidetic Imagery in Michelangelo Antonioni and Damiano Damiani.

This presentation will explore film adaptations of Hispanic literary works. Blow-Up by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) based on the short story “The Devil’s Drool” by Julio Cortázar and Strega in Amore (1966) by Damiano Damiani based on Aura by Carlos Fuentes. In these adaptations, the search for answers will cause the main characters to be trapped in unimaginable experiences. Antonioni and Damiani change the circumstances described in the stories in order to create images depicting different perceptions. The films interpret the endings as unforeseen outcomes that are no longer in the real world but in a virtual reality. Themes and symbols will be analyzed in the context proposed by the filmmakers.