A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
By: Deborah Cartmell (editor)Paperback
This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today s acceptance of intertextuality as a vital and progressive cultural force. * Incorporates new research in adaptation studies * Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as other contemporary perspectives * Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars * Explores fascinating topics such as unfilmable texts * Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan s Atonement and Conrad s Heart of Darkness
Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University, UK. A former chair and founding member of the Association of Adaptation Studies, she is co-editor of two international journals Shakespeare and Adaptation. Her recent publications include Screen Adaptation: Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice (2010) and, with Imelda Whelehan, Screen Adaptation: Impure Cinema (2010).
List of Contributors viii Acknowledgments xi Foreword: Kamilla Elliott xii 100+ Years of Adaptations, or, Adaptation as the Art Form of Democracy 1 Deborah Cartmell Part I History and Contexts: From Image to Sound 15 1 Literary Adaptation in the Silent Era 17 Judith Buchanan 2 Writing on the Silent Screen 33 Gregory Robinson 3 Adaptation and Modernism 52 Richard J. Hand 4 Sound Adaptation: Sam Taylor s The Taming of the Shrew 70 Deborah Cartmell Part II Approaches 85 5 Adaptation and Intertextuality, or, What isn t an Adaptation, and What Does it Matter? 87 Thomas Leitch 6 Film Authorship and Adaptation 105 Shelley Cobb 7 The Business of Adaptation: Reading the Market 122 Simone Murray Part III Genre: Film, Television 141 8 Adapting the X-Men: Comic-Book Narratives in Film Franchises 143 Martin Zeller-Jacques 9 The Classic Novel on British Television 159 Richard Butt Part IV Authors and Periods 177 10 Screened Writers 179 Kamilla Elliott 11 Murdering Othello 198 Douglas M. Lanier 12 Hamlet s Hauntographology: Film Philology, Facsimiles, and Textual Faux-rensics 216 Richard Burt 13 Shakespeare to Austen on Screen 241 Lisa Hopkins 14 Austen and Sterne: Beyond Heritage 256 Ariane Hudelet 15 Neo-Victorian Adaptations 272 Imelda Whelehan Part V Beyond Authors and Canonical Texts 293 16 Costume and Adaptation 295 Pamela Church Gibson and Tamar Jeffers McDonald 17 Music into Movies: The Film of the Song 312 Ian Inglis 18 Rambo on Page and Screen 330 Jeremy Strong Part VI Case Studies: Adaptable and Unadaptable Texts 343 19 Writing for the Movies: Writing and Screening Atonement (2007) 345 Yvonne Griggs 20 Foregrounding the Media: Atonement (2007) as an Adaptation 359 Christine Geraghty 21 Paratextual Adaptation: Heart of Darkness as Hearts of Darkness via Apocalypse Now 374 Jamie Sherry 22 Authorship, Commerce, and Harry Potter 391 James Russell 23 Adapting the Unadaptable The Screenwriter s Perspective 408 Diane Lake Index 416
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