Take Two: Adapting the Contemporary American Novel to Film

Take Two: Adapting the Contemporary American Novel to Film

ISBN-10:
0879726423
ISBN-13:
9780879726423
Pub. Date:
01/01/1994
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press

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Take Two: Adapting the Contemporary American Novel to Film

From Edwin S. Porter to Mike Nichols, from D. W. Griffith to Steven Spielberg, American filmmakers have looked to the novel for story ideas.
    Different in its complexities from the classic novels of Dickens, London, and Tolstoy to which earlier filmmakers turned, the contemporary American novel poses a real challenge to the filmmaker, who must translate its occasionally unfilmable essence for a new audience. Take Two closely analyzes the adaptations of ten such works: Catch-22, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Slaughterhouse-Five, Being There, The World According to Garp, Sophie’s Choice, The Color Purple, Ironweed, Tough Guys Don't Dance, and Billy Bathgate.

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ISBN-13: 9780879726423
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.60(d)

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