The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Film

Alphabetically arranged entries for film adaptations provide the date of release, the production company, and the director and screenwriter, and discusses the plot of each film.

Author: John C. Tibbetts

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ISBN: 0816054495

Category: Art

Page: 586

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Alphabetically arranged entries for film adaptations provide the date of release, the production company, and the director and screenwriter, and discusses the plot of each film.

Novels Into Film

First published in 1957, this seminal work of film theory analyzes the process—"the mysterious alchemy"—by which novels are transformed into films.

Author: George Bluestone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046353234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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First published in 1957, this seminal work of film theory analyzes the process—"the mysterious alchemy"—by which novels are transformed into films. Beginning with a discussion of the aesthetic limits of both the novel and the film, George Bluestone goes on to offer close readings of six films based on novels of serious literary merit—The Informer, Wuthering Heights, The Grapes of Wrath, Pride and Prejudice, The Ox-Bow Incident, and Madame Bovary—focusing on the additions, deletions, and other changes made by the filmmakers in adapting the source material for the screen. Based on both in-depth research into film archives and libraries and on interviews with the screenwriters, directors, and producers who worked on these films, Novels into Film concludes that because the novel lends itself to states of consciousness and the film to observed reality, the adaptation of one from the other produces a new and wholly autonomous art form.

Novels Into Film

That is why there is no necessary correspondence between the excellence of a
novel and the quality of the film in which the novel is recorded. Under these
circumstances, we should not be surprised to find a long list of discontented
novelists ...

Author: George Bluestone

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category:

Page: 237

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The Art of Adaptation

Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film.

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429936681

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Adaptations have long been a mainstay of Hollywood and the television networks. Indeed, most Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning films have been adaptations of novels, plays, or true-life stories. Linda Seger, author of two acclaimed books on scriptwriting, now offers a comprehensive handbook for screenwriters, producers, and directors who want to successfully transform fictional or factual material into film. Seger tells how to analyze source material to understand why some of it resists adaptation. She then gives practical methods for translating story, characters, themes, and style into film. A final section details essential information on how to adapt material and how to protect oneself legally.

Literature into Film

Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Linda Costanzo Cahir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786425976

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 315

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For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: "The movie wasn't as good as the book." This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors. Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader's own individual responses to these productions. To this end, it focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. Individual chapters deal with the specific issues and difficulties raised by each of these genres, providing an overview backed up by case studies of specific film translations. Films and literary works receiving this treatment include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Lady Windemere's Fan by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare's Henry V. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for activities the film student or buff can use to enhance his or her appreciation and understanding of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Story time and discourse time in the novel and film Beloved

My source for the analysis will be the book “Beloved” written by Toni Morrison in 1987 and the film “Beloved” directed by Jonathan Demme in the year 1998, as in these story and discourse play an important role and are very complex.

Author: Claudia Stehr

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638744669

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 17

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, Technical University of Braunschweig (Englisches Seminar), course: Film and Literature, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: It is always very interesting how literature is adapted into the medium film. Often the results are very surprising for the viewers as the personal images one develops when reading a book do not match with the ones used in the movie. For instance the appearance of the characters, the look of the setting, the performing of the actors etc.. Questions are raised like: “Did the hero in the novel not have blond hair?” or “I thought the princess was described as the prettiest girl on earth – well, she definitely wasn’t in the film!”. People just have different tastes and anything but the same ideas. That is what makes life so various and why there can exist many different films on the very same topic. Every film adaptation of literature is a personal interpretation of the filmmakers. They have to think about ways how to translate the novel into film language, as every medium has its own characteristics. This research paper summons up the peculiarities of film and fiction, especially under the aspect of time, and what changes the transformation requires. I want to point out the relation of story-time and discourse-time and with which problems the filmmakers have to deal in order to produce a film adaptation very close to the novel it is based on.. My source for the analysis will be the book “Beloved” written by Toni Morrison in 1987 and the film “Beloved” directed by Jonathan Demme in the year 1998, as in these story and discourse play an important role and are very complex. First of all, I want to give a short definition of the terminology of discourse and story to get a good basis for the analyses of book and movie, which will be provided in the appendix. After that I will point out some important facts on “Beloved” including a short summary of the plot and the main characters. Then I will show the differences and similarities in the plot of both mediums. That is, to have an overview of the structure of film and novel, and to collect information about the translation of story-time and discourse-time. These results will support my closer approach on the first chapter of the book and the very same sequences in the film in comparing them under the aspect of time.

Theory and Technique of Film Adaptation of Novels

Although this position is fundamentally wrong it is still prevalent in the audience
viewing a film based on a well known novel. Another, less farfetched mistake is to
compare certain elements in a novel and in a film based on the novel, "It is ...

Author: Frank Ferenc Paal

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025555504

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 202

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Zola and Film

This collection of essays, contributed by scholars of French literature and film, explores the dynamic relationship between Zola's fiction and its film adaptations, examining critically significant cinematic adaptations of Zola's novels ...

Author: Anna Gural

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421152

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

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"This collection of 13 essays discuss the adaptation of Zola's works within the limitations of the silent cinema; the challenges posed by film censorship and the notoriety of the author's naturalist text; the ideological inflection given to Zola's working class narratives; and Zola's representation of women"--Provided by publisher.

Reading Novels

Neglected novels may be brought into prominence by a good film . How many
people would have read Thackeray ' s Barry Lyndon , if Stanley Kubrick had not
made a magnificent film from the novel ? Purists may want to go through a text for
 ...

Author: George Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055177763

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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A piece of practical criticism, this text is a comprehensive "poetics" of a genre that has not attracted a great deal of attention. It is a reader's and student's guide that reaches beyond issues of individual texts and historical traditions to essential features of the form of the novel.

Wuthering Heights A Page to screen Adaptation

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: B, Université Toulouse II - Le Mirail (English department), course: Master 1, language: English, abstract: This paper examines ...

Author: Lora Cvetanova

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656720320

Category:

Page: 56

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: B, Universite Toulouse II - Le Mirail (English department), course: Master 1, language: English, abstract: This paper examines one of the most popular nineteenth-century novel "Wuthering Heights" together with its film adaptation (Wuthering Heights), directed by Cocy Giedroyc, a Mammoth Screen production supported by the Screen Yorkshire Production Fund, 2008), in order to understand the differences between films and novels as modes of storytelling, by a close examination of both the structure of the novel and film, then I will provide analyses of two sequences; from then I will proceed will proceed with a close up on two of the female characters Catherine and Isabella and finally I will discuss the sense of cold and loneliness both in novel and film. Wuthering Heights, written between October 1845 and June 1846, by Emily Bronte is one of the main classic novels of English literature, together with Sense and Sensibility (Author Jane Austin) and Great Expectations (Author Charles Dickens), which were successfully transformed into films by British filmmakers. Cinematic adaptations often provoke debates about their fidelity, to the original; discussions about how the classic text has been transformed into film, whether adapted movies are spoiling the charm of the novel and thus ruining it, or, on the contrary, whether film has "rescued" the novel, making it seem more interesting and worth reading in a new historical context. Can a novel be successfully transformed into film without spoiling it? Or on the contrary we may consider novels cannot be replaced and by adapting them the films deprive spectators of their ability to imagine?

Sex Psyche Etcetera in the Film

critics don ' t always consciously commit themselves to an inevitable parallelism
of film with literature and the stage . Yet the truth becomes plain when a novel or
a play has been turned into a film and the issue is broached on the basis of film ...

Author: Parker Tyler

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ISBN: UOM:39015000208234

Category: Motion pictures.

Page: 239

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Scripsi

Susan Sontag Novel Into Film : Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz We take it for
granted that film directors are , if they so wish , in the game of recycling . Adapting
novels is one of the most venerable types of movie projects , although a book ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015153021

Category: Australian literature

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Screening The Novel

The book takes as its theme the relationship between literature and the contemporary means of production and distribution collectively termed 'the media' - in particular, film and television.

Author: Keith Selby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349205165

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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The book takes as its theme the relationship between literature and the contemporary means of production and distribution collectively termed 'the media' - in particular, film and television. The intention of the book is to explore and evaluate the mutual opportunities and restrictions in this relationship. In the grammar of our culture there seems to be an accepted opinion that print is superior in terms of cultural production to film, radio or television, that to read a book is somehow a 'higher' cultural activity than seeing a play on television or seeing a film. By the same token, a novel is a 'superior' work of art to film or television. The longer perspective reveals that traditionally there always is a greater respect paid to the previous mode of literary production - poetry was superior to drama, poetic drama was superior to the novel, and film attained cult and classic status initially over television.

Analyzing Literature to Film Adaptations

"This is a wise and wonderful book, which among other things provides a novelist's eloquent insider's perspective on the transformation of one of her books into a film.

Author: Mary H. Snyder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441168184

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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"This is a wise and wonderful book, which among other things provides a novelist's eloquent insider's perspective on the transformation of one of her books into a film. Thirty years ago Stanley Cavell published The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, which opened up an intellectual highway between philosophy and cinema. Now at long last Mary Snyder's book accomplishes a parallel clearing of the way between film making, the art of the novel, and literary and critical theory Every page is bubbling with creative, theoretical, and pedagogical insights. Her intertextual readings of a score of literature-to-film adaptations are priceless in themselves. I only wish that the title of the book had been taken from her chapter, `The Fascination Never Ends'." Michael Payne, Professor of English Emeritus, Bucknell University Critical questions specific to film adaptations need to be not only developed but established. These questions, or approaches, must be accessible to students, including those students who are not yet educationally sophisticated enough to digest purely theoretical material. Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations: A Novelist's Exploration and Guide demonstrates an exploration into film adaptation from a novelist's perspective, comprising a study of literary creation as well as the process/product of adaptation and moving into the author's collaboration with a screenwriter, which ultimately becomes a journey to understand and identify the implications of literature-to-film adaptation and the complexities and problems it raises. Drawing from both classic and contemporary film adaptations (Frankenstein, The Hours, The Constant Gardener, Children of Men, The Lovely Bones, Away from Her), the book puts forth an understanding of film and film analysis, as well as addresses literary analysis. The crux of the book, however, lies in its introduction to an academic means for critical analysis of film adaptations.

Indian Journal of American Studies

Literature and film have had an intimate relationship right from the inception of
motion pictures to the present . A report from ... The classic book , Novels Into
Film by George Bluestone , Geoffrey Wagner ' s The Novel and the Cinema ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061538602

Category: India

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