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Title: Away from her? Sarah Polley's screen adaptation of Alice Munro's"the bear came over the mountain
Authors: Rodríguez Herrera, José Manuel 
UNESCO Clasification: 6202 Teoría, análisis y crítica literarias
Keywords: Author-Based Cinema
Canadian Cinema
Hollywood Melodrama
Images Of Affection
Screen Adaptation Of A Literary Text, et al
Issue Date: 2014
Journal: Brno Studies in English 
Abstract: Away from Her (2006), Sarah Polley's debut as director and screenwriter, based on Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," stands out as a paradigmatic case of artistic adaptation. In the process of adapting the story to the screen, this Canadian actress-turned-filmmaker manages to use innovative cinematic techniques, such as the 'space-off' and 'reversal,' to convey her feminist interpretation of Munro's cryptic text. Though her scripted dialogue shows a high degree of similarity to Munro's text, Polley avoids mimicry and successfully reproduces the core of the story in the new medium. It is as if she knew beforehand that if she wants to get closer to an artistic adaptation of a text by one of Canada's most renowned writers, she must remain somehow Away from Her.
ISSN: 0524-6881
DOI: 10.5817/BSE2013-2-7
Source: Brno Studies in English [ISSN 0524-6881], v. 39 (2), p. 107-121
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