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Overview

This concise and readable new text for courses in Film Adaptation or Film and Literature introduces students to the art of adapting works of literature for film. Adaptation describes the interwoven histories of literature and film, presents key analytical approaches to adaptation, and provides an in-depth overview of adaptations of novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction, and animation. The book concludes with an analysis of why adaptations sometimes fail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072822045
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/4/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 213,546
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Desmond is Associate Professor of English at Dutchess Community College, where he teaches courses in composition, film and literature, and politics and films.

Peter Hawkes is a professor of English at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He holds a doctorate in English from Columbia University. He teaches courses in composition, literature, and film and has published a number of articles on literature and writing pedagogy.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Cinema's turn to narrative 7
Ch. 2 Literary and film terms 18
Ch. 3 Film adaptation : the case of apples and oranges 34
Ch. 4 A method for studying film adaptation 50
Ch. 5 The novel 83
Ch. 6 The short story 127
Ch. 7 The play 158
Ch. 8 Nonfiction 188
Ch. 9 Animation 209
Ch. 10 The failed adaptation 231
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