New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, c2000.
Call No: 753 FIL
Author: Naremore, James
Place: New Brunswick, N.J
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
PhysDes: x, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series: Rutgers depth of field series
Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. AUSTEN, JANE; ADAPTATIONS. DICKENS, CHARLES; ADAPTATIONS. DOSTOEVSKIJ, FEDOR MIHAJLOVIC; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; CENSORSHIP; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; KUROSAWA AKIRA; RENOIR, JEAN; AMERICAN TRAGEDY, AN (Josef von Sternberg, 1931); CLUELESS (US, Amy Heckerling, 1995); DAVID COPPERFIELD (US, George Cukor, 1935); DAY IN THE COUNTRY, A (FR, Jean Renoir, 1946 [prod. 1936]); PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE, UNE (FR, Jean Renoir, 1946 [prod. 1936]); EMMA (UK, Douglas McGrath, 1996); HIGH AND LOW (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1963); TENGOKU TO JIGOKU (JA, Akira Kurosawa, 1963); HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN (BL, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1971)
Summary: "The essays in this volume, most of which have never before been published, raise fundamental questions about cinema and adaptation: what is the nature of the "literary" and the "cinematic"? Why do so many of the films described as adaptations seem to derive from canonical literature rather than from other sources? How do the different media affect the ways stories are told? Film Adaptation offers fresh approaches to the art, theory, and cultural politics of movie adaptations, even challenging what is meant by the term "adaptation" itself. Contributors examine the process of adaptation in both theory and practice, discussing a wide variety of films. James Naremore's introduction provides an accessible historical overview of the field and reveals the importance of adaptation study to the many different academic disciplines now attracted to the analysis of film as commodity, document, and cultural artifact." -- BOOK BLURB
(Contributors are André Bazin, Dudley Andrew, Robert B. Ray, Robert Stam, Richard Maltby, Guerric DeBona, O. M. B., Gilberto Perez, Michael Anderegg, Matthew Bernstein, Darlene J. Sadlier, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Lesley Stern.)
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and index
Contents: -- introduction: film and the reign of adaptation -- adaptation, or the cinema as digest -- adaptation -- The field of "literature and film" -- The dialogics of adaptation -- "to prevent the prevalent type of book" Censorship and adaptation in Hollywood, 1924-1934 -- Dickens, the Depression and MGM's David Copperfield -- Landscape and fiction: A day in the country -- Welles/Shakespeare/film an overview -- high and low: Art cinema and pulp fiction in Yokohama -- The politics of adaptation: how tasty was my little frenchman -- Two forms of adaptation: housekeeping and naked lunch -- Emma in Los Angeles: remaking the book and the city -- annotated bibliography -- contributors -- index --