Adaptation Studying Film and Literature

ISBN-10: 007282204X

ISBN-13: 9780072822045

Edition: 2006

Authors: John Desmond, Peter W. Hawkes

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This concise and readable new text for courses in Film Adaptation or Film and Literature introduces students to the art of adapting works of literature for film.Adaptationdescribes the interwoven histories of literature and film, presents key analytical approaches to adaptation, and provides an in-depth overview of adaptations of novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction, and animation. The book concludes with an analysis of why adaptations sometimes fail.
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Book details

List price: $149.33
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

John Desmond is Associate Professor of English at Dutchess Community College, where he teaches courses in composition, film and literature, and politics and films.

Peter Hawkes obtained his M.A. and Ph.D (and later, Sc.D.) from the university of Cambridge, where he subsequently held Fellowships of Peterhouse and of Churchill College. From 1959 - 1975, he worked in the electron microscope section of the Cavendish laboratory in Cambridge, after which he joined the CNRS Laboratory of Electron Optics in Toulouse, of which he was Director in 1987. He was Founder-President of the European Microscopy Society and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is a member of the editorial boards of several microscopy journals.

Introduction
Why Study Film?
What Is Film Adaptation?
The Fidelity Issue Classifying Adaptations
Advance Inquiries Some Limitations Works Cited
Cinema's Turn To Narrative
Early Cinema History Audiences, Production, and Distribution Why Adapt a Text? Works Cited
Literary And Film Terms
Literary Terms Film Terms
Film Adaptation: The Case Of Apples And Oranges
Unfixed to Fixed Single to Multitracks Story and Discourse Is It Faithful or Not?
Status of Literature vs. Film Close, Loose, and Intermediate
The Auteur Intertextuality
A Method of Comparison Topics for Discussion Works Cited
A Method For Studying Film Adaptation
"Spade and Archer," Chapter 1 of The Maltese Falcon
Analysis of Narrative Elements of "Spade and Archer" Opening Sequence of The Maltese Falcon, Directed
The Continuity Script Analysis of Film's Opening Sequence
The First Chapter and the Opening Sequence Microcosmic and Macrocosmic
Analyses Topics for Discussion Works Cited
The Novel
Some Fundamentals of Novel Adaptation To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird, Directed
The Novella A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It, Directed
Summary Topics for Discussion Works Cited
Selected Filmography of Novel and Novella Adaptations
The Short Story
Three Strategies for Expanding the Short Story to a Feature Film
"The Killers,"
The Killers, Directed
"The Swimmer,"
The Swimmer, Directed
"Memento Mori,"
Memento, Directed
Combining Strategies Summary
Topics for Discussion Works Cited
Selected Filmography of Short Story Adaptations
The Play Drama and Fiction Drama and Film Opening Up a Play
A Soldier's Play
A Soldier's Story, Directed
Murder Scene from Fuller's
A Soldier's Play
Shot Analysis of Murder Scene from
A Soldier's Story
Degrees of Opening Up The Length of a Play Summary
Topics for Discussion Works Cited Selected Filmography of Drama Adaptations
Nonfiction "Investigating The Quiz Shows,"
Quiz show, Directed
In Cold Blood
In Cold Blood, Directed
Summary Topics for Discussion Works Cited
Selected Filmography of Nonfiction Adaptations
Animation Some Fundamentals of Animation
"The Raven,"
"The Raven," from "Treehouse Of Horror
Episode of The Simpsons, Directed
"The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow,"
The Adventures Of Ichabod, Directed
Summary Topics for Discussion Works Cited
Selected Filmography of Animation Adaptations
The Failed Adaptation
Uncinematic Texts Cinematic Misjudgments
The Great Gatsby, Directed
Summary Topics for Discussion Works Cited
Selected Filmography of "Failed" Adaptations
Glossary
Further Reading
On Film Adaptation
Some Internet Sites
Credits Index
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