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Adaptations

Author: Deborah Cartmell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136219668
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Adaptations considers the theoretical and practical difficulties surrounding the translation of a text into film, and the reverse process; the novelisation of films. Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be captured on film; whether costume dramas always of their own time and do adaptations remake their parent text to reflect contemporary ideas and concerns. Tracing the complex alterations which texts experience between different media, Adaptations is a unique exploration of the relationship between text and film.

Screen Adaptations Shakespeare S Hamlet

Author: Samuel Crowl
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472538935
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Hamlet is the most often produced play in the western literary canon, and a fertile global source for film adaptation. Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996). The films' socio-political contexts are explored, and the importance of their screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing examined. Offering an analysis of two of the most important figures in the history of film adaptations of Shakespeare, this study seeks to understand a variety of cinematic approaches to translating Shakespeare's "words, words, words†? into film's particular grammar and rhetoric

Screen Adaptations Great Expectations

Author: Brian McFarlane
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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A close study of the relationship between text and film versions of Great Expectations. Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on David Lean's film of Great Expectations, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

Adaptation Revisited

Author: Sarah Cardwell
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719060465
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Offering a critical reappraisal of a prolific and popular genre, this text also brings new material into the broader field of television studies. It surveys the traditional discourses about adaptation, unearthing assumptions and misconceptions, and explores the problems of previous approaches.

Screen Adaptations Shakespeare S King Lear

Author: Yvonne Griggs
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408105926
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Discusses several different version of King Lear - mainstream, art-house and cinematic offshoots - and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original.

Screen Adaptations Romeo And Juliet

Author: Courtney Lehmann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408198762
Size: 28.63 MB
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The Screen Adaptations series provides an in-depth look at how classic pieces of literature have been adapted for screen. It assesses the ways in which alternative screen interpretations offer up different readings of the original text as well as the methodologies and approaches of filmmakers. Each title in the series collects together a vast array of study material, critical insight and thought-provoking comparisons - from literary context to the afterlife of the screen versions. Shakespeare on Film is a huge area of study and Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular plays with many teachers using film versions as a way of approaching the text. Focussing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students.

From Page To Screen

Author: Robert Giddings
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052316
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This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje. The early cinema ransacked literature for stories suitable for retelling in moving pictures, and as the art of the cinema matured, and cinematography, music, special effects and sound were improved, the art of dramatization began to produce high quality versions of respected novels. The authors in this book analyze a wide variety of literary dramatizations.

The Fluid Text

Author: John Bryant
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068159
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The first coherent theoretical, critical, and editorial approach to the study of literary revision