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Adaptation : Studying Film and Literature

Adaptation : Studying Film and Literature - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072822045

Cover of Adaptation : Studying Film and Literature 06 (ISBN 978-0072822045)
ISBN13: 978-0072822045
ISBN10: 007282204X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2006
International: No
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Adaptation : Studying Film and Literature - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072822045

John Desmond and Peter Hawkes

ISBN13: 978-0072822045
ISBN10: 007282204X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

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  • Offers a systematic methodology for studying the relationship between a literary text and the film adapted from that text
  • Brings together in brief form the historical background, key terminology, concepts, method, theory, and available resources (filmic, bibliographic, and Internet) helpful in exploring film adaptation
  • Builds appreciation of the art, technology, and business of adaptation
  • Features examples of varied strategies that filmmakers have developed over time to adapt different literary genres to film conventions
  • Addresses ways in which adapted works shape and reflect social values
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of adaptations of diverse genres, including novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction, and animation
  • Introduces important questions such as the value and degree of fidelity to the original source, and the retention, addition, or omission of narrative elements in adaptation
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