The Classic American novel and the movies / edited by Gerald Peary and Roger Shatzkin
New York: Ungar, 1977.
Call No: 753.4 CLA Author: Peary, Gerald; Shatzkin, Roger Place: New York Publisher: Ungar PubDate: 1977 PhysDes: xii, 356 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Series: Ungar Film Library Subject: ADAPTATIONS; BOGDANOVICH, PETER; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M.; ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE (US, Norman Taurog, 1938); ALICE ADAMS (US, George Stevens, 1935); BABBITT (US, Harry Beaumont, 1924); BILLY BUDD (UK, Peter Ustinov, 1962); CARRIE (US, William Wyler, 1952); DAISY MILLER (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1974); DODSWORTH (US, William Wyler, 1936); FAREWELL TO ARMS, A (US, Frank Borzage, 1933); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US, Elliott Nugent, 1949); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US, Jack Clayton, 1974); GREED (US, Erich von Stroheim, 1925); HEIRESS, THE (US, William Wyler, 1949); HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, THE (US, Joe May, 1940); I MARRIED A DOCTOR (US, Archie L. Mayo, 1936); INNOCENTS, THE (UK, Jack Clayton, 1962); LAST OF THE MOHICANS, THE (US, Maurice Tourneur, 1920); LITTLE WOMEN (US, George Cukor, 1933); LITTLE CAESAR (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1931); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1948); MOBY DICK (UK, John Huston, 1956); PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, THE (US, William Keighley, 1937); RED BADGE OF COURAGE, THE (US, John Huston, 1951); SEA WOLF, THE (US, Michael Curtiz, 1941); SCARLET LETTER, THE (US, Victor Sjostrom, 1926); SOUND AND THE FURY, THE (US, Martin Ritt, 1959); SUN ALSO RISES, THE (US, Henry King, 1957); VIRGINIAN, THE (US, Stuart Gilmore, 1946); VIRGINIAN, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1929); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: "Does a successfl novel make a good movie? That question and others are explored in this first comprehensive collection of essays on novel into film adaptations - from Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1826) to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury (1929). Over two thirds of these essays were written expressly for this volume, the work of a new generation of literature-trained but film-oriented teachers and critics. Together they examine how novels and their film adaptations differ from one another in technique, characterisation, scope, and ideological content. To the original essays the editors have added some of the best available writings on adaptations by such critics as Stanley Kauffman and Manny Farber, plus selected commentaries from the actual participants in the process of adaptations - screenwriters and film directors." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. 321-336; Bibliography: p. 337-344 ISBN: 0804426813 : $12.50. 0804466475 pbk. : $4.95 LON: qum00211939; 12437055 857055 More info
Double exposure : fiction into film / Joy Gould Boyum
New York: New American Library, 1985.
Call No: 753.4 BOY Author: Boyum, Joy Gould, 1934 Place: New York Publisher: New American Library PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: xiii, 287 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, THE (UK, Karel Reisz, 1981); INNOCENTS, THE (UK, Jack Clayton, 1962); FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, THE (UK, Karel Reisz, 1981); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); WOMEN IN LOVE (FR, Jacques Doillon, 1988); AMOUREUSE, L` (FR, Jacques Doillon, 1988); RAGTIME (US, Milos Forman, 1980); TESS (FR/UK, Roman Polanski, 1979); DAISY MILLER (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1974); CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1971); LORD OF THE FLIES (US, Harry Hook, 1990); WISE BLOOD (US/GW, John Huston, 1979); DEATH IN VENICE (IT/FR, Luchino Visconti, 1971)
MORTE A VENEZIA; SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE (US, George Roy Hill, 1972); UNDER THE VOLCANO (US, John Huston, 1984); DAY OF THE LOCUST, THE (US, John Schlesinger, 1975); SWANN IN LOVE (FR/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1984)
AMOUR DE SWANN, UN; AMOUR DE SWANN, UN (FR/GW, Volker Schlondorff, 1984) Summary: ...Refuting the commonly held view that film adaptations are in most ways inferior to the works on which thay are based, the author contendsthat film is an art eminently capable of translating a novel, not only in plot and theme but in style, technique and effect. And it can also do so without destroying the original work... or emerging as a second-rate version of the printed word.
Providing a close-up study of the ways in which adaptation may serve as a successful, even superlative, interpretation of literature, Double Exposure examines the aesthetics, the history, and the contemporaryresults of moviemakers' use of fiction in film. Here is an eye-opening of contemporary films that succeed, fail, or even transcend their literary source when two parallel art forms join forces at the movie. [taken from BOOK JACKET] Notes: "A Plume book."; Includes index; Bibliography: p. 243-253 ISBN: 0452257220 (pbk.) : $10.95 LON: 85013848; 4087750 More info
Novel to film : an introduction to the theory of adaptation / Brian McFarlane
Oxford New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press, 1996.
Call No: 753 MCF Author: McFarlane, Brian, 1934 Place: Oxford New York Publisher: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: viii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; LITERATURE AND THE CINEMA; CAPE FEAR (US, Martin Scorsese, 1991); SCARLET LETTER, THE (US, Victor Sjostrom, 1926); RANDOM HARVEST (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1942); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (UK, David Lean, 1946); DAISY MILLER (US, Peter Bogdanovich, 1974) Summary: "'It wasn't as good as the book' is a view often expressed about film adaptations and the starting point of many a film review or conversation. Novel to Film is the first systematic theoretical account of the process by which works of literature are transformed into the good, bad (sometimes ugly) but always distinctive medium of cinema. This book proposes a concise and carefully constructed account of how this metamorphosis may be analysed in depth. Drawing upon modern and literary film theory this book proposes a methodology for considering novels and the films made from them. In the first serious account of its kind, the book begins with a firm theoretical basis for a study of adaptation and then shows how this might be applied to five case studies representing a range of fiction and cinematic practice. The Scarlet Letter, Random Harvest, Great Expectations, Daisy Miller, and Cape Fear are the films, ranging from the silent era to the modern thriller. Uniquely wide ranging, this book provides an important new analysis of a much discussed but little understood topic.' [Taken from BOOK BLURB] Notes: Filmography: p. -263; Includes bibliographical references (p. -274) and index ISBN: 0198711514 (acid-free paper); 0198711506 (pbk. : acid-free paper) LON: 12096255 More info