Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation / Edition 1

Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation / Edition 1

by Robert Stam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631230556

ISBN-13: 9780631230557

Pub. Date: 10/25/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Literature and Film is a cornucopia of vibrant essays that chart the history and confluence of literature and film. It explores in detail a wide and international spectrum of novels and adaptations, bringing together the very latest scholarship in the field.  See more details below

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Literature and Film is a cornucopia of vibrant essays that chart the history and confluence of literature and film. It explores in detail a wide and international spectrum of novels and adaptations, bringing together the very latest scholarship in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230557
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the theory and practice of adaptation1
1Improvements and reparations at Mansfield Park53
2Keeping the carcass in motion : adaptation and transmutations of the national in The last of the Mohicans71
3The discreet charm of the leisure class : Terence Davies's The house of mirth86
4In search of adaptation : Proust and film100
5The grapes of wrath : thematic emphasis through visual style111
6Cape Fear and trembling : familial dread126
7The carnival of repression : German left-wing politics and The lost honor of Katharina Blum148
8Serial time : Bluebeard in Stepford163
9Boyz n the hood chronotropes : Spike Lee, Richard Price, and the changing authorship of Clockers191
10Defusing The English patient208
11Carnivals and goldfish : history and crisis in The butcher boy233
12Passion or heartburn? : the uses of humor in Esquivel's and Arau's Like water for chocolate252
13Beloved : the adaptation of an American slave narrative272
14Oral traditions, literature, and cinema in Africa295
15Memory and history in the politics of adaptation : revisiting the partition of India in Tamas313
16The written scene : writers as figures of cinematic redemption331

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