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“I just thought you’d like to hear it from me; this is the Face, it's no great Mystery:” understanding authority in Paul Thomas Anderson’s "There Will Be Blood"

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dc.contributor.supervisor Toles, George (English, Film, and Theatre) en
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Joel
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T21:21:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-05T21:21:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-05T21:21:14Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4322
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the question of adaptation in relation to Paul Thomas Anderson's film There Will Be Blood and Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!. I argue, the reason adaptation studies has not necessarily moved beyond its obsession with fidelity is because theorists have neglected to understand a larger, more general, film going audience does not participate in perpetuating the academic theories that would do so. I then examine There Will Be Blood and its self-awareness of its relation to literature and its use of Upton Sinclair's Oil!. Finally, this line of inquiry leads me to conclude that There Will Be Blood disavows a notion of authority that would always make the adapted book better than the film. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject film en
dc.subject adaptation en
dc.subject Paul Thomas Anderson en
dc.subject Upton Sinclair en
dc.subject literature en
dc.title “I just thought you’d like to hear it from me; this is the Face, it's no great Mystery:” understanding authority in Paul Thomas Anderson’s "There Will Be Blood" en
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee McIntyre, Faye (English, Film, and Theatre) Eyland, Cliff (School of Art) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note February 2011 en


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