Analyzing Literature to Film Adaptations

The book also is written for high school and college instructors who teach film adaptations in the classroom.

Author: Mary H. Snyder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441177261

Category: Social Science

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The majority of scholarly treatments for film adaptation are put forth by experts on film and film analysis, thus with the focus being on film. Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations looks at film adaptation from a fresh perspective, that of writer or creator of literary fiction. In her book, Snyder explores both literature and film as separate entities, detailing the analytical process of interpreting novels and short stories, as well as films. She then introduces a means to analyzing literature-to-film adaptations, drawing from the concept of intertextual comparison. Snyder writes not only from the perspective of a fiction writer but also as an instructor of writing, literature, and film adaptation. She employs the use of specific film adaptations (Frankenstein, Children of Men, Away from Her) to show the analytical process put into practice. Her approach to film adaptation is designed for students just beginning their academic journey but also for those students well on their way. The book also is written for high school and college instructors who teach film adaptations in the classroom.

Literature Film and the Culture Industry in Contemporary Austria

Two articles take up cultural policy matters , the others discuss and analyze
literary texts , theater , films and film adaptations and deal in differing manner with
issues concerning today ' s cultural industry in Austria . The essays make no
claim to ...

Author: Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056283461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Contemporary Austria habitually presents itself as the «cultural nation», or Kulturnation, where the promotion of culture is both of national and economic importance. In 1999, the government stated the value of culture in Austria as follows: «Our cultural heritage, contemporary culture, and art constitute major factors for both our own definition of cultural nation as well as the foreign perception of Austria.» Since the 1950s, Austria has nurtured a romantic attitude toward its past glory and embraced a cultural conservatism that hindered many Austrians from developing an open mind toward - and interest in - cultural criticism, artistic experimentation, and innovation. Therefore, most state funding continues to be channeled toward Austria's established theaters and artists rather than the writers and filmmakers, who make significant contributions to the public discourse on cultural amnesia and historical revisionism by challenging with varying intensity and on differing aesthetic platforms Austria's misguided self-promotion, such as Kulturnation par excellence.

Film and Literature

This book is a wide-ranging introduction to the long history and provocative debates about the interactions between film and literature.

Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000063900793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

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This book is a wide-ranging introduction to the long history and provocative debates about the interactions between film and literature. KEY TOPICS: Film and Literature: A Reader presents essays from a variety of cultures that address the major issues in the exchange between film and literature since the beginning of the twentieth century. The book provides landmark discussions of different genres and practices (such as poetry and movies or film scripts as literature) through writings by such figures as Vachel Lindsay, Walter Benjamin, and Alexander Astruc. It presents a concise, but detailed history of film and literature and the critical terms and techniques used in film and literary analysis as well as a detailed history of the bond between film and literature, from theatrical narratives of the silent film era to recent blockbuster adaptations of Shakespeare and Jane Austen. It also features introductions to each essay and suggests how the essays may be used to analyze works involving film and literature. An essential resource for every reader interested in film.

Vision re vision

The essays in Vision/Re-Vision analyze in detail ten popular and important films adapted from contemporary American fiction by women, addressing the ways in which the writers' latent or overt feminist messages are reinterpreted by the ...

Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727144

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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The essays in Vision/Re-Vision analyze in detail ten popular and important films adapted from contemporary American fiction by women, addressing the ways in which the writers' latent or overt feminist messages are reinterpreted by the filmmakers who bring them to the screen, demonstrating that there is much to praise as well as much to fault in the adaptations and that the process of adaptation itself is instructive rather than destructive, since it enriches understanding about both media.

Costume and Cinema

In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, ...

Author: Sarah Street

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364183

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume is a key signifier in film texts. Sarah Street demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scène, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, Desperately Seeking Susan, and The Matrix.

American Film

Subsequent variations — including the film adaptation of Orwell ' s novel in the
fifties and Truffaut ' s Fahrenheit 451 ... analytical relation to films that now seems
possible only at editing tables , the material that we have to analyze may not turn
 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007247318

Category: Motion pictures

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Paranoia in Robert Altman s The Player and in michael Tolkin s The Player

Jan Riepe Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Hauptseminar “Novel / Film
Adaptation” Sommersemester 2004 ... paper attempts to analyze the treatment of
paranoia in Michael Tolkin's The Player and in Robert Altman's movie adaptation
with ...

Author: Jan Riepe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638374477

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Novel / Film Adaptation", 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper attempts to analyze the treatment of paranoia in Michael Tolkin's The Player and in Robert Altman's movie adaptation with the same title. Both works, the novel and its filmic adaptation, feature the paranoid protagonist Griffin Mill, a powerful movie executive who is plagued by an angry screenwriter. Now in this paper I shall examine how the novel and the movie apply their respective techniques to establish the fear and paranoia that drive Griffin all the way to murder. I will show that Griffin's paranoia is generated mainly by his powerful position in the movie industry. His paranoia absorbs him completely, leaving no room for a conscience or guilt. Even though this paper is not about film adaptation primarily, it is necessary to consider the general differences between literature and movies. Then, after a few words about the treatment of paranoia in film and literature in general, I will analyze Griffin's paranoia in both, the novel and the movie. Having done that I will show how his paranoia can be linked to his powerful position in the Hollywood movie industry. The novel use language to tell a story, whereas movies use pictures, dialogue and sound to show their stories to the audience. While novels are restricted to the use of language, movies can make use of multi-media techniques. Movies can show a large amount of information with a single sweep of the camera. The camera can capture complex images in a few seconds that would take many pages of prose to describe. The novel in contrast can provide insight in a character's interior thoughts and emotions, it can use language to allow the reader a look inside the character's brain. Literature and Film have different qualities, which does not make one better than the other. Yet one aspect they share: "both [are] narrative in format". Narrative, the quality that both media have in common, is one of the reasons for the many novels that have been filmed. In fact, "well over half of all commercial films have come from literary originals", the practice of using a literary source for a movie is as old as the movie industry itself. This strategy is a very successful one, "even the film industry regards all of its greatest achievements as derived from novels".

Film as Literature Literature as Film

Author: Harris Ross

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026011754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

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This work discusses the relationship between film and literature, explaining and evaluating the issues most frequently raised on the subject. It also lists nearly 2,500 articles and books published from 1908 to 1985 on the comparison of film to drama, fiction, and poetry. These comparisons arose shortly after the first appearance of moving pictures as writers attempted to establish the differences between movies and drama. The study has since grown into a significant scholarly concern.

An Analysis of Selected Play Adaptations and the Original Version of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer

One pertinent content analysis has been conducted to analyze the nt of film
adaptations , however . It is Lester Asheim's " From Book lm : A Comparative
Analysis of the Content of selected Novels and otion Pictures Based Upon Them
" ( 1949 ) ...

Author: Judy A. P. Ulrich

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293005600766

Category: Stage adaptations

Page: 596

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Reading Culture

"Analyzing Content and Audience in Television News," p. 22 (Chapter 1),
detailed outline example of stories on one evening news program as the basis for
analyzing content and audience. "Book to Film: The Adaptation," p. 392 (Chapter
7), a ...

Author: Diana George

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321391691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 590

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A traditional source of sexual titillation for adult readers, fairy tales historically boasted licentious themes before being cleaned up for the consumption of children in modern times. Seasoned erotica author Mitzi Szereto restores the explicit sex in these 15 tales and adds some provocative surprises of her own.

Film and Comic Books

In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of adapting one medium to another; the translation of comics aesthetics into film; audience expectations, reception, and reaction to comic book-based films; and the adaptation of ...

Author: Ian Gordon

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604738094

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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In Film and Comic Books contributors analyze the problems of adapting one medium to another; the translation of comics aesthetics into film; audience expectations, reception, and reaction to comic book-based films; and the adaptation of films into comics. A wide range of comic/film adaptations are explored, including superheroes (Spider-Man), comic strips (Dick Tracy), realist and autobiographical comics (American Splendor, Ghost World), and photo-montage comics (Mexico's El Santo). Essayists discuss films beginning with the 1978 Superman. That success led filmmakers to adapt a multitude of comic books for the screen including Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, the Amazing Spider-Man, Blade, and the Incredible Hulk as well as alternative graphic novels such as From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Road to Perdition. Essayists also discuss recent works from Mexico, France, Germany, and Malaysia. Essays from Timothy P. Barnard, Michael Cohen, Rayna Denison, Martin Flanagan, Sophie Geoffroy-Menoux, Mel Gibson, Kerry Gough, Jonathan Gray, Craig Hight, Derek Johnson, Pascal Lef?vre, Paul M. Malone, Neil Rae, Aldo J. Regalado, Jan van der Putten, and David Wilt Ian Gordon is associate professor of history and convenor of American studies at the National University of Singapore. Mark Jancovich is professor of film and television studies at the University of East Anglia. Matthew P. McAllister is associate professor of film, video, and media studies at Pennsylvania State University.

The Lives of Texts

The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor examines various instances of “textual subsistence” implied by the title.

Author: Andrzej Kowalczyk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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The Lives of Texts: Exploring the Metaphor examines various instances of “textual subsistence” implied by the title. Drawing on the parallel between a text and a living organism, the contributors analyze various literary texts ranging from the Middle Ages to postmodernity, as well as film adaptations and the graphic novel. Apart from the works of canonical writers, attention is also drawn to some long-forgotten authors, along with the most recent instances of popular literature and culture. The exploration of the title metaphor allows the contributors to trace life-like phenomena (e.g. textual birth, maturation, dissemination, death and resurrection) in the texts of writers so remote from each other as Layamon, Thomas More, Mary Shelley, Charles Williams, Ursula Le Guin, A. S. Byatt, Peter Ackroyd, Iain Banks, J. K. Rowling, or Neil Gaiman.

Phaedrus

Children ' s Literature Association Quarterly 7 ( 3 ) : 10 – 3 ( Fall 82 ) A
documentary film series : the stories of Tuktu . ... Children ' s Literature 9 : 93 –
106 ( 1981 ) Evaluating attitude : analyzing point of view and tone in film
adaptations of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015036924655

Category: Children

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Literary Women on the Screen

The Representation of Women in Films Based on Imaginative Literature Inger
Christensen ... terminological apparatus , which would enable me to analyze and
compare the film adaptations and the literary works from which they had sprung .
The only definition of adaptation in connection with literature and film I have
come across is the following : " Adaptation is a process of reducing a pre -
existent piece ...

Author: Inger Christensen

Publisher: Herbert Lang Et Company Ag

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043413108

Category: Performing Arts

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Professor Christensen's insightful study is an original piece of research that contributes to our understanding of film adaptations and what happens when women characters in literary texts become women characters in films. The method - to do detailed comparative analyses of eight novels/films, two each from the 1930s, 1960s, and 1980s, and two directed by women - enables one to get a sense of how adaptations have changed over time without sacrificing the meticulous analysis that is necessary to conduct a close comparison of how characters are represented in novels and films. In addition, Professor Christensen's clear normative position - the Christian feminism specifically defined in the introduction - informs her analyses and leads at times to fresh, new, challenging positions.

Children s Novels and the Movies

Essays analyze the cinematic adaptations of classic children's books such as Little Women, Treasure Island, and The Wizard of Oz

Author: Douglas Street

Publisher: New York : F. Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015034646169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Essays analyze the cinematic adaptations of classic children's books such as Little Women, Treasure Island, and The Wizard of Oz

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies

Reading Shakespeare in the Movies: Non-Adaptations and Their Meaning analyzes the unacknowledged, covert presence of Shakespearean themes, structures, characters, and symbolism in selected films.

Author: Eric S. Mallin

Publisher:

ISBN: 3030289001

Category: Drama

Page: 254

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Reading Shakespeare in the Movies: Non-Adaptations and Their Meaning analyzes the unacknowledged, covert presence of Shakespearean themes, structures, characters, and symbolism in selected films. Writers and directors who forge an unconscious, unintentional connection to Shakespeare's work create non-adaptations, cinema that is unexpectedly similar to certain Shakespeare plays while remaining independent as art. These films can illuminate core semantic issues in those plays in ways that direct adaptations cannot. Eric S. Mallin explores how Shakespeare illuminates these movies, analyzing the ways that The Godfather, Memento, Titanic, Birdman, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre take on new life in dialogue with the famous playwright. In addition to challenging our ideas about adaptation, Mallin works to inspire new awareness of the meanings of Shakespearean stories in the contemporary world.

Tolkien Studies

As film scholars , including Karen Kline , have noted : when literary scholars
approach film adaptations , their tendency is to ... Karen Kline's adaptation theory
identifies four paradigms for analysis of films based on other texts , each
involving ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211721910

Category: Electronic journals

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Literature and Film

In both Parts Forman talks about his Czech and American films and about the
process of adaptation . ... Literature / Film Quarterly 13 , 2 : 72 - 76 . ... Close
analysis of the " cell scene " in the film reveals how Hawks accomplished his end
.

Author: Jeffrey Egan Welch

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002379993

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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The Greenwood Guide to American Popular Culture Editorial cartoons through illustration

relationship that exists between film and the other arts — literature , theater ,
music , dance , even architecture - perhaps because , to a large extent , film is a
... He begins with a theoretical essay and then analyzes several major
adaptations ...

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0313323682

Category: Popular culture

Page: 2155

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Contains fifty-eight articles that provide information about various forms, genres, or themes of popular culture, and includes illustrations, photo essays, a chronological survey of each topic's history, and a comprehensive index.

Hitchcock and Adaptation

This collection of essays examines the various Hitchcock films that were adapted from other sources (short stories, play, and novels).

Author: Mark Osteen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442230880

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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This collection of essays examines the various Hitchcock films that were adapted from other sources (short stories, play, and novels). Some of these essays focus on the director’s collaboration with such notable writers as John Steinbeck (Lifeboat), Thornton Wilder (Shadow of a Doubt), and Raymond Chandler (Strangers on a Train), proving not only that Hitchcock knew good writing when he read it, but that he was quite eager to exploit the cultural capital that these writers represented. Other essays discuss to what extent he was faithful (or not) to the source materials, his relationship with screenwriters/adaptors such as Joseph Stefano (Psycho), and what role his wife, Alma Reville played in the development of several screenplays.