Screen Adaptation

For many the study of adaptations has been restricted to a key focus on canonical texts, giving the screen adaptation a very difficult act to follow. Adaptations that have usurped their 'originals' in the minds of their audience – films ...

Author: Hester Bradley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350310018

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Adaptation studies has historically been neglected in both the English and Film Studies curricula. Reflecting on this, Screen Adaptation celebrates its emergence in the late 20th and 21st centuries and explores the varieties of methodologies and debates within the field. Drawing on approaches from genre studies to transtexuality to cultural materialism, the book examines adaptations of both popular and canonical writers, including William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and J.K.Rowling. Original and provocative, this book will spark new thinking and research in the field of adaptation studies. Mapping the way in which this exciting field has emerged and shifted over the last two decades, the book is also essential reading for students of English Literature and Film.

Screen Adaptation

Although most adaptations come from novels or novellas, some source material is from short stories or plays. Thus, we look at the differences in adapting from these media into the ... 8 Screen Adaptation Use of Exercises Mass Audience.

Author: Kenneth Portnoy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136049057

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 172

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Screen Adaptation : A Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. examines the challenge screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays, and short stories for the screen. Thoroughly updated to include new exercises and example from current films, this book provides practical, usable information on how to find the best plot line for a script, choose key characters, and understand the goals and formats of different genres. Topics include: determining which characters and events are most valuable on developing the main story; expanding short novellas and condensing long novels; using dialog to advance the story and reveal character; comparing the formats of plays, short stories, and novels to those of screenplays approaching the marketplace In this book, both beginning writers and professionals will find the tools necessary to evaluate a prospective source and create a successful screenplay

Intercultural Screen Adaptation

Shelley's work engages with the relationship between the past and film and television, as well as questions of literary adaptation. She has been published in Journal of British Cinema and Television and Studies in European Cinema.

Author: Michael Stewart

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474452052

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers a wide-ranging examination of how film and television adaptations (and non-adaptations) interact with the cultural, social and political environments of their national, transnational and post-national contexts. With screen adaptations examined from across Britain, Europe, South America and Asia, this book tests how examining the processes of adaptation across and within national frameworks challenges traditional debates around the concept of nation in film, media and cultural studies. With case studies of films such as Under the Skin (2013) and T2: Trainspotting (2017), as well as TV adaptations like War and Peace (2016) and Narcos (2015 - 2017), Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers readers an invigorating look at adaptations from a variety of critical perspectives, incorporating the uses of landscape, nostalgia and translation.

The Art of Screen Adaptation

My first screenplay commission was an adaptation. By the time I had sketched out a screen story with the producer and was sitting down to start the script, the location had shifted from Devon to New England, the leads had aged from ...

Author: Alistair Owen

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857302281

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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'If you decide to adapt a classic or much-loved book, your working maxim should be, 'How will it work best as a film?' However faithful it is to the original, if it's not interesting onscreen then you've failed.' - William Boyd in Story and Character: Interviews with British Screenwriters Hollywood. Netflix. Amazon. BBC. Producers and audiences are hungrier than ever for stories, and a lot of those stories begin life as a book - but how exactly do you transfer a story from the page to the screen? Do adaptations use the same creative gears as original screenplays? Does a true story give a project more weight than a fictional one? Is it helpful to have the original author's input on the script? And how much pressure is the screenwriter under, knowing they won't be able to please everyone with the finished product? Alistair Owen puts all these questions and many more to some of the top names in screenwriting, including Hossein Amini (Drive), Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland), Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre), Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl), Andrew Davies (War & Peace), Christopher Hampton (Atonement), David Hare (The Hours), Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring), Nick Hornby (An Education), Deborah Moggach (Pride & Prejudice), David Nicholls (Patrick Melrose) and Sarah Phelps (And Then There Were None). Exploring fiction and nonfiction projects, contemporary and classic books, films and TV series, The Art of Screen Adaptation reveals the challenges and pleasures of reimagining stories for cinema and television, and provides a frank and fascinating masterclass with the writers who have done it - and have the awards and acclaim to show for it. ------------------------ Praise for Alistair Owen 'A fascinating, insightful collection' - Independent on Sunday on Story and Character 'Owen's thorough research and penetrating questions are what make Story and Character... the conversation is hilarious as well as informative, and budding screenwriters should pay close attention to extraordinary nuggets' - Guardian on Story and Character

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth Century Women s Writing and Screen Adaptation

The ideological tension of promoting a Byronic 'machismo' in adaptations that also promote free-thinking female leads indicates a more complex on-screen configuration of desire than is often acknowledged. It is my contention that the ...

Author: Sarah Wootton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137579348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades.

Screen Adaptations and the Politics of Childhood

The film adaptation of the book was released in 1987, between the first and second editions of the novel, with which it intersects, though it does not flaunt its status as an adaptation. In fact, many fans of the movie do not even know ...

Author: Robyn McCallum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137395412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book features a cutting edge approach to the study of film adaptations of literature for children and young people, and the narratives about childhood those adaptations enact. Historically, film media has always had a partiality for the adaptation of ‘classic’ literary texts for children. As economic and cultural commodities, McCallum points out how such screen adaptations play a crucial role in the cultural reproduction and transformation of childhood and youth, and indeed are a rich resource for the examination of changing cultural values and ideologies, particularly around contested narratives of childhood. The chapters examine various representations of childhood: as shifting states of innocence and wildness, liminality, marginalisation and invisibility. The book focuses on a range of literary and film genres, from ‘classic’ texts, to experimental, carnivalesque, magical realist, and cross-cultural texts.

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Accordingly, it is more akin to The Sound of Music, which exists on screen as a film musical (1965) and as two live television musicals (NBC 2013, ITV 2015), than to Annie. 5. Linda Hutcheon, A Theory of Adaptation (New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190051549

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.

Wuthering Heights A page to screen adaptation

... Open Publishing GmbH ISBN: 978-3-656-71076-9 This book at GRIN: Lora Cvetanova Wuthering Heights. A page-to-screen adaptation GRIN Publishing GRIN.

Author: Lora Cvetanova

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656710769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 49

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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 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?

Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

than assuming that all screen adaptations of classic literature essentially do the same thing. Within Adaptation Studies, there is a tendency to clump adaptations of famous novels together, often ignoring how a specific work or an ...

Author: H. Shachar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137262875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights , the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.

Screen Adaptations Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice

Also, the playing of the piano within the film is an instance in which the adaptation revels in itself as an adaptation, calling attention to its own form, a feature prophetically included in Austen's own novels in their depiction of ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408198759

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The study of literature on screen is a growing area of study in schools and universities. Many students have to produce critical essays comparing the novel and film versions of a particular text. The Screen Adaptations series offers a wealth of study material: from the literary context of the original work, through to thought-provoking comparisons of the screen versions, critical commentary and the afterlife of the films. Pride and Prejudice is a classic piece of literature and any new adaptation is a major event. With several well-known TV and film versions available (featuring stars such as Keira Knightley) as well as a Bollywood version, discussions around how these films interpret the story, themes and characters is a popular classroom choice for students and teachers alike. This new title in the Screen Adaptations series, provides a rich source of material to help students understand and write about the reciprocal relationship between film and literature. It offers in-depth analysis of the various screen versions and alternative `readings' as well as critical insight and an interview with writer Andrew Davies, best known for his 1995 BBC adaptation. Following from Shakespeare, Jane Austen on screen is now an established part of literary studies and the volume will conclude with a survey of the growing body of literature in the field.