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Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen

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ISBN-10: 0521849624

ISBN-13: 9780521849623

Edition: 2007

Authors: Deborah Cartmell, Imelda Whelehan

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This Companion aims to paint a picture of literature on screen in a variety of ramifications and is divided into four sections: theories of literature on screen; the history and contexts of literature on screen; genre, industry and taste; and beyond the literary (sound, vision and hybridity). The book aims to address the different approaches and the range of topics invited by the multi-dimensionality of the discipline itself. Unlike other books in this field, The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen brings the diverse areas of the subject together by including both novels and plays on screen, film and television, canonical and popular literature, animation, the effects of soundtracks…    
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Book details

List price: $102.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Introduction - Literature on screen: a synoptic view
Theories of Literature on Screen
Reading film and literature
Literature on screen, a history: in the gap
History and Contexts
Gospel narratives on silent film
William Shakespeare, filmmaker
The nineteenth-century novel on film: Jane Austen
Modernism and adaptation
Postmodern adaptation: pastiche, intertextuality and re-functioning
Genre, Industry, Taste
Heritage and literature on screen: Heimat and heritage
"Don't let's ask for the moon!": reading and viewing the woman's film
Post-classical fantasy cinema: The Lord of the Rings
Adapting children's literature
Literature on the small screen: television adaptations
Beyond the "Literary"
Classic literature and animation: all adaptations are equal, but some are more equal than others
High fidelity? Music in screen adaptations
From screen to text: novelization, the hidden continent
A practical understanding of literature on screen: two conversations with Andrew Davies
Further reading
Index