Film and Literature

Film and Literature

A Comparative Approach to Adaptation

eBook - 1988
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Classic films can and do derive from classic literature, but the predication and process by which they arrive stirs debate among veteran filmmakers and scholars alike. How these films endure despite their tailoring for specific stars, audiences, and contemporary social or political messages seems as much a function of showmanship as it does the screenwriter's artful translation for the medium of film. From their varying vantage points, the contributors to this volume explore classic American and foreign films, the novels and dramas from which they derive, auteur cinema, and the complexities of adaptation.

Offered here is a consideration of films and the dramas or books from which they derive as seen through the eyes of literary critics, a veteran Hollywood producer, and the screenwriters themselves.

Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, 1988
ISBN: 9780585381046
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages)


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