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Faulkner on films

  1. 1. Willian “Falkner”Had droppedLost his fiancée to another man
  2. 2. Lack of height (5’ 5” = 1,65 cm ) Perfected a fake accentfalsified letters pilot’s wingsPicked up pilot’s wingsAffected a limp Claimed he had been wounded in a dogfiht
  3. 3. Undertook a series of jobs throughout his life to make ends meet:-1921 Boohstore New York trash-Postmaster University of Mississippi
  4. 4. -1926 shared a garret New Orleans French Quarter withWilliam Spratling garretEnterteinement:leaning out of a window with BB gunshooting passers-by in the buttocks(keep a score) BB gun
  5. 5. Yoknapatawpha CountyThe title of the novel is taken from Macbeths soliloquyin act 5, scene 5 of William Shakespeares Macbeth:"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded time,And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing."
  6. 6. Controversial: includes horrific rape of Temple Drake by The vicious criminal Popeye using a corncob1931 rape came up tocorncob Puts himself in his books
  7. 7. Stream-of-conciousness Write longhand in pencil for up to 13 hours Small barely legible handwriting + tape his work up James Joyce Virginia Woolfif he left this till next morning he would not be able to read his own handwriting
  8. 8. Howard Hawks To butt in To blurt out For a living WitheringCarl Gable To slip Never forgive erstwhile friend Ernest Hemingway
  9. 9. 1949 Nobel prize awarded1962 turned down an invitation fromPresident to a dinner
  10. 10. ScriptwtiterFaulkner’s Scriptwtiting career hinges around therelationship with the director Howard Hawks,Employed him to ensure he has an income.Through Hawks, Faulkner’s name isassociated whitSome of the classic movies of the history of cinema
  11. 11. The Road to Glory (1936) Howard Hawks In 1916, somewhere in the front in France in World War I, the 5th Company in the 2nd Battalion of the 39th Regiment created by Napoleon Bonaparte and leaded by the tough Captain Paul La Roche receives among the replacements, Lieutenant Michel Denet and private Moran. When Lt. Denet meets the nurse Monique La Coste, who is Capt. La Roches mistress but he doe not know, they fall in love for each other. When Capt. La Roche sees the old Pvt. Moran in his inspection, he identifies his father using a fake identity. Meanwhile, the 39th Regiment receives order to go to the trenches, attack the German lines and install a telephone in the front to guide the artillery.
  12. 12. Gunga Din (1939) George Stevens In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. Hawks was originaly going to direct Faulkner played a large part in the film inception Classic comical adventure buddy movie waterbearer lampoon
  13. 13. Air Force (1943) El bombardero heroico Howard Hawks The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines. The classic war film about Its abtijapanese racism is understable Even thougth it jars
  14. 14. To Have and Have Not ("Tener y no tener", 1944) Howard Hawks Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer.Title and main character remain onlyHarry Morgan (Bogart’scharacter) is marriedwith kids in Hemingway’s novel
  15. 15. The Southerner ("El hombre del sur", 1945) Jean Renoir The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.Gave him more pleasure than any of his other Hollywood projectsThe remark is unkind considering all the support Hawks had given to him
  16. 16. The Big Sleep ("El sueño eterno", 1946) Howard Hawks Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, hes seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. Based on Raymond Chandler’s detective novel One of the greatest detective movies ever made With sexual electricity between B and B. reaching fever pitch who killed the chauffeur ? Figure it out
  17. 17. Land of the Pharaons ("Tierra de faraones", 1955) Howard Hawks A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to insure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life.
  18. 18. Faulkner fiction on film
  19. 19. Today We Live ("Vivamos hoy") Howard Hawks, 1933 The two lovers are living together and are not married as they hesitantly explain to her brother. They had made a promise as children to get married when they grew up, but they "didnt wait." Its an important plot point as it drives Coopers actions when he discovers that Crawford and Young are living in sinHawks deserves credit fot ensuring he has work as scriptCommend to turn self stories into a movie-set in WWI with Crawford caught between her love for a seaman and a airmanAsapted from short story Turn About (in the looset sense)
  20. 20. Intruder in the dust (1954) Clarence Brown, Rural Mississippi in the 1940s: Lucas Beauchamp, a local black man with a reputation of not kowtowing to whites, is found standing over the body of a dead white man, holding a pistol that has recently been fired. Quickly arrested for murder and jailed, Beauchamp insists hes innocent and asks the towns most prominent lawyer, Gavin Stevens, to defend him, but Stevens refuses. When a local boy whom Beauchamp has helped in the past and who believes him to be innocent hears talk of a mob taking Beauchamp out of Local community Lynch-mob jail and lynching him, he pleads with StevensMilestone in social conscience to defend Beauchamp at trial and prove hisSet in Faulkner’s home townOxford, Mississippi innocence.Without stars( a recipe for disaster at the box office)
  21. 21. The Tarnished Angels Douglas Sirk (1957) Ángeles sin brillo Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot. 1936 Hans Detlef Sierck Pylon turned down flat 20 years later Word War I ace had been left to scrape a living risking his life barnstorming Hr is not happy despite being following around A bomshell of a wife and a loyal mechanich Based on Dean Faulkner’s live
  22. 22. The Long, Hot Summer Martin Ritt (1958) Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.blockbusterStarsPaul Newman, Joan Woodward, Lee Remick, Orson Wells and Angela LansburyLaunched Newman to stardom as the drifterBased on The Hamlet with Barn burning and Spotted horses1986 Remake for TV with Stuart Cooper and Don Johnson
  23. 23. The Sound and the Fury Martin Ritt. (1959) Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and emotionally. Howard passes the time in a bottle; his brother Bengy is child in a mans body; sister Caddy has come crawling home after years of being kept by a string of "admirers". Only Jason, the cruel, cold-hearted adopted head of the family, and Quentin, who was abandoned at birth by Caddy, have the fire and the fury needed to put the family back on its feet again.
  24. 24. - The Story of Temple Drake", ("Secuestro", 1932) Stephen RobertsSanctuary 1961 Tony Richardson with Lee Remickand Ives Montand Both based on Sanctuary
  25. 25. The reivers, 1969 Mark Rydell, with SteveMcQueen and Sharon Farrell. An old man looks back 60 years to a road trip from rural Mississippi to Memphis, a horse race, and his own coming of age. Luciuss grandfather gets the first automobile in the area, a bright yellow Winton Flyer. While hes away, the plantation handyman, Boon Hogganbeck, conspires to borrow the car, taking Lucius with him. Stowed away is Ned, a mulatto and Luciuss putative cousin. The three head for Memphis, where Boons sweetheart works in a whorehouse, where Ned trades the car for a racehorse, and where Lucius discovers the world of adults - from racism and vice to possibilities for honor and courage. Is there redemption for reivers, rascals, and rapscallions?
  26. 26. Kaki bakar (1995) U-Wei Haji Saari Proud of his Javanese heritage, Kakang is trying to bring up his children in Malaysia and instill in them his own traditional values and beliefs. Seeing clearly the social inequalities that allow him to be exploited his defiance results in profound consequences for his youngest son, a boy who shares his father’s uncompromising integrity. Based on Barn Burning
  27. 27. Barton Fink, Ethan and Joel Coen, presentaun guionista alcohólico de fuerte acento sureño enevidente homenaje a William Faulkner.
  28. 28. Slave Ship (Redención ,1937)Captain Lovett ordered his firstmate Thompson to get rid of hisslave-trading crew and get a morerespectable bunch for standardshipping, but when he brings hisnew bride Nancy aboard he findsthe same old setup, including slavetrade.
  29. 29. To Have and Have Not ("Tener y no tener", 1944) Howard Hawks