Literature into Film Theory and Practical Approaches
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Description: For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: ?The movie wasn?t as good as the book.? This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 3/21/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Linda Costanzo Cahir is an assistant professor at Kean University and a contributing editor to Literature/Film Quarterly. Her publications include numerous articles and the book Society and Solitude in the Works of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton.
|The nature of film translation : literal, traditional, and radical|
|The language of film and its relation to the language of literature|
|The film industry and the collaborative work of filmmakers|
|Novels and novellas into film and an aesthetic rubric for film translations of literature|
|Plays into film|
|Short stories into film|
|Writing about film|
|The aesthetic rubric|
|Shot sequence : decoupage and storyboard|
|Shakespeare plays on film|