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(CFP) Critical Essays on the Films of Anthony Minghella

We are pleased to request academicians, filmmakers, playwrights, directors, musicians and screenwriters to submit proposals for critical essays on the works of Anthony Minghella. The volume will be brought out by a reputed international publishing house. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Minghella’s filmmaking techniques
* The adapted screenplays
* The use of location
* Characterization
* Homosexuality in The Talented Mr Ripley
* The treatment of war in The English Patient and Cold Mountain
* Fantastic realism in Truly, Madly, Deeply
* The plays as early works foreshadowing Minghella’s cinematic achievements
* The portrayal of Italy in Minghella’s works
* The depiction of autism in Breaking and Entering
* The use of music
* Jazz in The Talented Mr Ripley and/or other works
* Classical music in The Talented Mr Ripley and/or other works
* The contextual use of cathedrals in integral scenes in The English
* Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley
* Techniques used to create authenticity in period pieces
* Interviews with actors, editors and other individuals relating their
* working experiences with Minghella

Proposals for papers that seek to analyse specific scenes in detail are especially encouraged. Papers should contain macrocosmic views of Minghella’s works rather than be dominated by general/thematic concerns. Depending on the viability of received proposals, two or three volumes may be planned. Proposals should be received by September 1st, 2008, and completed papers will be due around June 2009. IMPORTANT: Please inquire about the availability and feasibility of specific topics before preparing proposals.

Contact: meghna.mudaliar at gmail.com

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