Film Adaptation / Edition 1

Film Adaptation / Edition 1

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by James Naremore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813528143

ISBN-13: 9780813528144

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Some of the earliest feature films were derived from classic literature. Even today, most of the movies we see are adaptations of one kind or another. People who have never read Jane Austen can see her characters on the screen; but filmgoers can also see material taken from theater, television, comic books, and every other medium.

The essays in this volume, most

Overview

Some of the earliest feature films were derived from classic literature. Even today, most of the movies we see are adaptations of one kind or another. People who have never read Jane Austen can see her characters on the screen; but filmgoers can also see material taken from theater, television, comic books, and every other medium.

The essays in this volume, most of which have never before been published, raise fundamental questions about cinema and adaptation: what is the nature of the "literary" and the "cinematic"? Why do so many of the

films described as adaptions seem to derive from canonical literature rather than from other sources? How do the different media affect the ways stories are told?

Film Adaptation offers fresh approaches to the art, theory, and cultural politics of movie adaptations, even challenging what is meant by the term "adaptation" itself. Contributors examine the process of adaptation in both theory and practice, discussing a wide variety of films. James Naremore's introduction provides an accessible historical overview of the field and reveals the importance of adaptation study to the many different academic disciplines now attracted to the analysis of film as commodity, document, and cultural artifact.

(Contributors are André Bazin, Dudley Andrew, Robert B. Ray, Robert Stam, Richard Maltby, Guerric DeBona, O. M. B., Gilberto Perez, Michael Anderegg, Matthew Bernstein, Darlene J. Sadlier, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Lesley Stern.)

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ISBN-13:
9780813528144
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Rutgers Depth of Field Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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The finest collection of theory, critical essays on the study of how the two mediums intersect, and examinations of masterly works illuminating the process. The breadth of subjects and theorists represented is exciting (and efficient) for scholars and students alike. I have not yet encountered a single collection coalescing such an impressive representation. The Rutgers Depth of Field series is also highly recommended for the film and literature scholar.