Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation / Edition 1 by Robert Stam | 9781405102872 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation / Edition 1

Literature Through Film: Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation / Edition 1

by Robert Stam
     
 

ISBN-10: 140510287X

ISBN-13: 9781405102872

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Written by a leading figure in film and literary studies, this accessible textbook offers a first-rate analysis of the process and the art of literature-to-film adaptations.


  • Provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe up to Lolita and

Overview

Written by a leading figure in film and literary studies, this accessible textbook offers a first-rate analysis of the process and the art of literature-to-film adaptations.


  • Provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe up to Lolita and One Hundred Years of Solitude


  • Emphasizes both the literary texts themselves and their varied transtextual film adaptations


  • Examines numerous literary trends – from the self-conscious novel to magic realism – before exploring the cinematic impact of the movement


  • Reinvigorates the field of adaptation studies by examining it through the grid of contemporary theory


  • Brings novels and film adaptations into the age of multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and the Internet by reflecting on their contemporary relevance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405102872
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Beyond "Fidelity"3
The Question of Genre5
Literary Realism and Magic7
Magic and Realism in the Cinema10
Multicultural Dialogism15
Questions of Method17
1A Cervantic Prelude: From Don Quixote to Postmodernism22
Don Quixote on the Screen36
The Realistic Magic of Orson Welles44
From Don Quixote to Postmodernism53
2Colonial and Postcolonial Classics: From Robinson Crusoe to Survivor63
The Post-text of Robinson Crusoe75
Decolonizing Crusoe83
Postcolonial Echoes: Castaway and Survivor98
3The Self-conscious Novel: From Henry Fielding to David Eggers102
The Reflexive Stylistics of Henry Fielding106
From Novel to Film: Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews112
Richardson's Joseph Andrews119
Machado de Assis: The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas123
From Bras Cubas to Postmodern Fiction135
4The Proto-cinematic Novel: Metamorphoses of Madame Bovary144
Flaubert's Cinematic Gaze147
Flaubert the Impressionist154
Renoir's Madame Bovary162
The Minnelli Magic165
Chabrolian Realism175
From Bollywood to Woody Allen182
5Underground Man and Neurotic Narrators: From Dostoevsky to Nabokov191
Memories of Underdevelopment210
The Metamorphoses of Lolita223
Gendered Narration: Hour of the Star243
6Modernism, Adaptation, and the French New Wave253
The New Wave and the Cine-roman258
The Violent Yokings of Hiroshima mon amour268
Contempt: Moravia and Godard279
Don Quixote and the New Wave299
7Full Circle: From Cervantes to Magic Realism307
"Magic Realism:" From Literature to Film314
Carnivalesque Anthropophagy317
The "Mother" of Magic Realism: Macunaima323
Macunaima: The Film329
Magic Realism a la Bresilienne338
Marquezian Magic340
Carpentier: "The Marvelous American Real"348
Conclusion362
Index371

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