Adaptations : from text to screen, screen to text / edited by Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan
London New York: Routledge, 1999.
Call No: 753 ADA Author: Cartmell, Deborah; Whelehan, Imelda Source: US/UK Place: London New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: xvii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADAPTATIONS. AUSTEN, JANE; ADAPTATIONS. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM; ANIMATION; BATMAN IN FILMS; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; TELEVISION IN FILMS; CAMPION, JANE; BATMAN [TV] (US, 1965-67); SCARLET LETTER, THE (US, Roland Joffe, 1995); SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (US, Ang Lee, 1995); EMMA (UK, Douglas McGrath, 1996); CLUELESS (US, Amy Heckerling, 1995); LITTLE WOMEN (US, George Cukor, 1933); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Gillian Armstrong, 1994); LITTLE WOMEN (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1948); NAKED LUNCH (CN/UK, David Cronenberg, 1991); SCHINDLER'S LIST (US, Steven Spielberg, 1993); TRAINSPOTTING (UK, Danny Boyle, 1996); ORLANDO (UK/RU/FR/NE, Sally Potter, 1992); PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THE (UK/US, Jane Campion, 1996); BATMAN (US, Tim Burton, 1989); [ONE HUNDRED AND ONE] 101 DALMATIANS (US, Stephen Herek, 1996) Summary: "Adaptations surveys the key approaches and debates surrounding adaptation, and explores why adaptations of both 'high' and 'low' cultural texts have become increasingly popular. Beginning with the history of Shakespeare on film, from Olivier's and Branagh's Hamlet, contributors examine screen versions of literary classics, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women to Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark and Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. Adaptations goes on to consider adaptation in reverse: How writers like Virginia Woolf incorporated cinematic elements into their work, and explains why there had to be a novel of Jane Campion's The Piano. Contributors examine adaptations from comics to film, such as the Batman movies, Star Trek's incarnations as a long-running tv series, and then as a sequence of movies, and 101 Dalmations' [sic] move from children's novel to cartoon to live-action film." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-238) and index ISBN: 041516737X (hbk); 0415167388 (pbk); 041516737X (hardcover : alk. paper); 0415167388 (pbk : alk. paper) LON: 14255526 Contents: Part 1: an overview -- Adaptations: the contemporary dilemmas / Imelda Whelehan; Part 2: from text to screen -- Introduction / Deborah Cartmell -- The Shakespeare on screen industry / Deborah Cartmell -- Conservative Austen, radical Austen: Sense and Sensibility from text to screen / Julian North -- From Emma to Clueless: taste, pleasure and the scene of history / Esther Sonnet -- Imagining the puritan body: the 1995 cinematic version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter / Roger Bromley -- Four Little Women: three films and a novel / Pat Kirkham and Sarah Warren -- Will Hollywood never learn? David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch / Nicholas Zurbrugg -- Adapting the Holocaust: Schindler's List, intellectuals and public knowledge / Mark Rawlinson -- Speaking out: the transformations of trainspotting / Derek Paget; Part 3: from screen to text and multiple adaptations -- Introduction / Deborah Cartmell -- Orlando: coming across the divide / Sharon Ouditt -- Jane Campion and the limits of literary cinema / Ken Gelder -- The wrath of the original cast: translating embodied television character to other media / Ina Rae Hark -- Batman: one life, many faces / Will Brooker -- 'Thou art translated': analysing animated adaptation / Paul Wells -- 'A doggy fairy tale': the film metamorphoses of The Hundred and One Dalmatians / Imelda Whelehan More info
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
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
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