Bridget Jones s Diary

Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.

Bridget Jones s Diary

Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirtysomething woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction

In the Bridget Jones films, fragments from the titular diary are occasionally written
on the screen – but more as a ... Most adaptations are accompanied by a tie-in
edition of the source novel, released by the publishers to capitalize on the new ...

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction offers an authoritative overview of contemporary British fiction in its social, political, and economic contexts. Focuses on the fiction that has emerged since the late 1970s, roughly since the start of the Thatcher era. Comprises original essays from major scholars. Topics range from the rise and fall of the postcolonial novel to controversies over the celebrity author. The emphasis is on the whole fiction scene, from bookstores and prizes to the changing economics of film adaptation. Enables students to read contemporary works of British fiction with a much clearer sense of where they fit within British cultural life.

Film England

Several of the films mentioned deal with quite specific London locations and
characters, including the Bridget Jones films, ... 'the two Picador paperback
editions of Bridget Jones's Diary sold an extra 1,730,535 copies', while the tie-in
edition of ...

Film England

In a film business increasingly transnational in its production arrangements and global in its scope, what space is there for culturally English filmmaking? In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Higson demonstrates how a variety of Englishnesses have appeared on screen since 1990, and surveys the genres and production modes that have captured those representations. He looks at the industrial circumstances of the film business in the UK, government film policy and the emergence of the UK Film Council. He examines several contemporary 'English' dramas that embody the transnationalism of contemporary cinema, from 'Notting Hill' to 'The Constant Gardener'. He surveys the array of contemporary fiction that has been re-worked for the big screen, and the pervasive - and successful - Jane Austen adaptation business. Finally, he considers the period's diverse films about the English past, including big-budget, Hollywood-led action-adventure films about medieval heroes, intimate costume dramas of the modern past, such as 'Pride and Prejudice', and films about the very recent past, such as 'This is England'.

Costume Makeup and Hair

tie-in advertising in stores, made cosmetics synonymous with Hollywood. ...
Nevertheless, the merchandising and marketing of Memoirs of a Geisha (Rob
Marshall, 2005) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason ... 57 The Wall Street
Journal boiled down the marketing challenge to whether or not a “highbrow film
with Oscar ...

Costume  Makeup  and Hair

Movie buffs and film scholars alike often overlook the importance of makeup artists, hair stylists, and costumers. With precious few but notable exceptions, creative workers in these fields have received little public recognition, even when their artistry goes on to inspire worldwide fashion trends. From the acclaimed Behind the Silver Screen series, Costume, Makeup, and Hair charts the development of these three crafts in the American film industry from the 1890s to the present. Each chapter examines a different era in film history, revealing how the arts of cinematic costume, makeup, and hair, have continually adapted to new conditions, making the transitions from stage to screen, from monochrome to color, and from analog to digital. Together, the book’s contributors give us a remarkable glimpse into how these crafts foster creative collaboration and improvisation, often fashioning striking looks and ingenious effects out of limited materials. Costume, Makeup, and Hair not only considers these crafts in relation to a wide range of film genres, from sci-fi spectacles to period dramas, but also examines the role they have played in the larger marketplace for fashion and beauty products. Drawing on rare archival materials and lavish color illustrations, this volume provides readers with both a groundbreaking history of film industry labor and an appreciation of cinematic costume, makeup, and hairstyling as distinct art forms.

Talkies Road Movies and Chick Flicks

Michel Chion refers to the filmic voice that has not been 'tied' to an image as the
acousmêtre. He highlights the ... The book and film Bridget Jones's Diary is
frequently cited as the phenomenon that established popular chick culture. Since
it is ...

Talkies  Road Movies and Chick Flicks

The representation of gender in film remains an intensely debated topic, particularly in academic considerations of US mainstream cinema where it is often perceived as perpetuating rigid, binary views of gender, and reinforcing patriarchal, dominant notions of masculinity and femininity. While previous scholarly discussion has focused on visual or narrative portrayals of gender, this book considers the ways that film sound "e; music, voice, sound effects and silence "e; is used to represent gender. Taking a socio-historical approach, Heidi Wilkins investigates a range of popular US genres including screwball comedy, the road movie and chick flicks to explore the ways that film sound can reinforce traditional assumptions about masculinity and femininity, impart ambivalent meanings to them, or even challenge and subvert the notion of gender itself. Case studies include His Girl Friday, Easy Rider and Bridesmaids.

The Advocate

film The neurotic heroine in Bridget Jones's Diary is a 32-year-old chain-smoking,
chardonnay- swilling British ... in her obligatory gay male best friend, Tom (James
Callis, right). really wonderful perspective on the cruelties of modern life.

The Advocate

The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries

... Nanette, 53 Fabrikant, Geraldine, 190 Fahrenheit 9/11 (Moore), 145 Family
Matters (ABC), 67,68 Family Ties (NBC), 31 ... 161 Fielding, Helen Bridget Jones:
The Edge of Reason, 37–8 Bridget Jones's Diary, 37 film appropriation from, 50–
1, ...

Mel Brooks in the Cultural Industries

Alex Symons takes a unique, artist-focused approach in order to systematically identify the range of Brooks's adaptation strategies across the Hollywood film, Broadway theatre and American television industries.

Books Out Loud

Books Out Loud


The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Notting Hill (99, Roger Michell) was the climax of Anglo-American relations, and it
is so ribbontied as to be absurd. ... The next two steps were Bridget Jones's Diary
(01, Sharon Maguire), a big hiteven if its stress on the woman's point of view ...

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

Studies in the Literary Imagination

(Indeed, this aspect of the text is ironically underlined in the 2001 film adaptation
of Bridget Joness Diary, in which Mr. ... it is tied up in societal and economic
structures, its significance to Bridget—and thus, ultimately, to her diary—is merely
as ...

Studies in the Literary Imagination


Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason

Bridget is back. V.g. PRAISE FOR THE EDGE OF REASON "Bridget Jones is no mere fictional character, she's the Spirit of the Age" Evening Standard "Could Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason really be as funny as its predecessor?

Bridget Jones  The Edge of Reason

SEQUEL TO THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY The Wilderness Years are over. But not for long. At the end of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget hiccuped off into the sunset with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. Now, in The Edge of Reason, she discovers what it is like when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't done the washing-up, not just the whole of this week, but ever. Lurching through a morass of self-help-book theories and mad advice from Jude and Shazzer, struggling with a boyfriend-stealing ex-friend with thighs like a baby giraffe, an 8ft hole in the living-room wall, a mother obsessed with boiled-egg peelers, and a builder obsessed with large reservoir fish, Bridget embarks on a spiritual epiphany. Bridget is back. V.g. PRAISE FOR THE EDGE OF REASON "Bridget Jones is no mere fictional character, she's the Spirit of the Age" Evening Standard "Could Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason really be as funny as its predecessor? The answer is yes . . . Bridget, the original Singleton, is on ripping form in the sequel . . . But she is far more than the patron saint of single women: she is everyman, or rather, everyperson" Express "Helen Fielding has created the most enchanting heroine for the millennium" Jilly Cooper "'If you loved Bridget Jones's Diary, you'll love this; there is no diminution of the freshness or fun, or of Fielding's underlying intelligence." Mail on Sunday "Bridget is probably the most successful comic creation of this decade, the most controversial and talked-about female fictional character since Lolita . . . Bridget terminology has slipped into common parlance . . . She is still on superb form" Observer "Funnier and more accomplished than the original diary, and in fact takes recognition humour into a new dimension . . . A glorious read, and there is a laugh on every page" Sunday Times

Words on Cassette 2002

Helen . Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel . 2 cass . abr . ed . ( Running Time : 3 hrs .
) . 1998. 18.00 ( 0-37540478-3 , 396075 ) Random AudioBks . * Fielding , Helen .
Bridget Jones's Diary : A Novel . 3cass . abr . movie tie - in ed .

Words on Cassette 2002


Brandweek

Movie Tie - ins 3 1 While it is difficult to imagine a stuTOP TEN AT THE BOX
OFFICE search for a mythic Grand Unified ... Audit Films ( Bridget Jones's Diary ,
Love Bureau of Circulation ( newspapers 3 THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT
MARY 0 ...

Brandweek


Film Review

95 ) John Travolta Bortiefield Earth , Mel Gibson Clicken Alun & The Patriot
Matthew McConaughey , Madonna Tom Fuise ... 95 ) Miss Congeniality The Girl
Thietes Deys Chocolate plus classic BRIDGET JONESS DIARY May 2001 13 .

Film Review


Consuming Books

The holy grail isa movie adaptation – or evenan option, or theoption of an option
–which cando wonders forthe salesof all butthe stodgiest titles,as can TV tieins(
Pesola 2003). Lord of the Rings, Bridget Jones's Diary, Pride and Prejudice, High
 ...

Consuming Books

The buying, selling, and writing of books is a colossal industry in which marketing looms large, yet there are very few books which deal with book marketing (how-to texts excepted) and fewer still on book consumption. This innovative text not only rectifies this, but also argues that far from being detached, the book business in fact epitomises today’s Entertainment Economy (fast moving, hit driven, intense competition, rapid technological change, etc.). Written by an impressive roster of renowned marketing authorities, many with experience of the book trade and all gifted writers in their own right, Consuming Books steps back from the practicalities of book marketing and takes a look at the industry from a broader consumer research perspective. Consisting of sixteen chapters, divided into four loose sections, this key text covers: * a historical overview * the often acrimonious marketing/literature interface * the consumers of books (from book groups to bookcrossing) * a consideration of the tensions that both literary types and marketers feel. With something for everyone, Consuming Books not only complements the ‘how-to’ genre but provides the depth that previous studies of book consumption conspicuously lack.

Marxism And Media Studies

... Tornatore 2000 It) and Bridget Jones's Diary (Sharon Maguire 2001 GB), as
well as independent American films such as All ... Miramax, set up by Harvey and
Bob Weinstein, were able, post 'merger', to draw on Disney's capital base to fund
 ...

Marxism And Media Studies

This is an accessible guide to key Marxist concepts and how to apply them to contemporary cultural analysis.Drawing on Marx, Lukacs, Gramsci, Habermas, Jameson and others, the book retools and redeems key concepts such as class, the mode of production, culture industries, the state, base-superstructure, ideology, hegemony, knowledge and social interests, and commodity fetishism. It also includes analysis of film, television, the internet and print media. Using case studies including Disney, Big Brother to the spirits and spectres in such films as The Others, The Devil's Backbone and Dark City, it illuminates the fetishisms of culture and society under capital.Exploring the relevance of each concept to understanding the media, Wayne explains why Marxism is an important critical methodology for the media student to engage with. He foregrounds the theoretical and political shifts that have led to its marginalisation in recent years, and highlights how and why these trends are changing as once more, people return to Marx and Marxism to understand the world around them.

Glamour

Opportuni ways to give Encouraged , back at glamour ties ” box for .com / about /
she volunteered ways to help glamourgives ... -Renée Zellweger as Bridget
Jones craving Colin Firth's attention , 2001 GETTY IMAGES THE GRADUATE
ERABASSV / THE KOBAL COLLECTION SHE DONE HIM WRONG ,
PARAMOUNT THE KOBAL COLLECTION BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY ALEX
BAILEY / MIRAMAX !

Glamour


Out

... Bridget Jones's Diary , reviews of the new films Blow , Keep The River on Your
Right , and The Caveman's Valentine . ... BY MCARTHUR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR
OUT , NATHAN WEARS HIS OWN SUIT BY PRADA AND BLACK KNIT TIE BY ...

Out


Brio Beyond

Other examples include the popular yet BRIDGET JONES'S overtly sexual Diary
films and the 2006 release in the chick ... but we need to combat LISABEVERE
tionship , there is a sexual lies with the truth . soul tie forged between How can
we ...

Brio   Beyond