Robert Louis Stevenson: Life, Literature and the Silver Screen

Robert Louis Stevenson: Life, Literature and the Silver Screen

by Scott Allen Nollen
     
 

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Robert Louis Stevenson's cinematic legacy is studied in-depth here, with a look at his life and his body of work. From The Sire De Maletroit's Door (1877) to St. Ives (1896), each adapted story and all relevant film versions are examined, including exhaustive analyses of the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the 1945 version of The Body Snatcher. A

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Robert Louis Stevenson's cinematic legacy is studied in-depth here, with a look at his life and his body of work. From The Sire De Maletroit's Door (1877) to St. Ives (1896), each adapted story and all relevant film versions are examined, including exhaustive analyses of the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the 1945 version of The Body Snatcher. A discussion of the process of adapting literature for the movies, demonstrating how Stevenson's stories have been misrepresented for more than 80 years, is also provided.

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Studies Robert Louis Stevenson's cinematic legacy, with a look at his life and his body of work. Examines adapted stories and all relevant film versions, including analyses of the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the 1945 version of The Body Snatcher. Discusses the process of adapting literature for the movies, and demonstrates how Stevenson's stories have been misrepresented for the past 80 years. Includes numerous b&w photos from the author's life and from films. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899507880
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
480

Meet the Author

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

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