Felicia's Journey (Ireland Into Film) (Paperback)

By Stephanie McBride

Cork University Press, 9781859183991, 91pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006



Felicia's Journey explores the 1999 film adaptation by Director Atom Egoyan of William Trevor's novel of 1994. McBride addresses Hitchcockian influences, the sense of place in the visual discourse, and the characterization of the serial killer Hilditch, as constructed initially by Trevor and interpreted by Egoyan. Eschewing a crude -fidelity- model of adaptation, the study explores Egoyan's screen version as a commentary on, or significant reworking of, the original book. In particular, Egoyan's extension of the mother figure, through his creation of Gala, opens questions about memory, representation, and cinema's capacity as a reflexive medium which is a central feature of his film art.