Screen Adaptation

Original and provocative, this book will spark new thinking and research in the field of adaptation studies.

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137242969

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

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 ...

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

Screen Adaptation Beyond the Basics

The book offers: Three detailed examples of award-winning adaptations by the author, including the complete short story and final scripts used in the Voices From the Heartland project; Breakout boxes highlighting modern and historical ...

Author: Eric R. Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317364030

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 308

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Once you understand the basics of screenwriting, ideas for your next screenplay are everywhere. Whether it comes from a favorite children’s book, a summer novel you discover accidentally, a news story that catches your imagination, or a chapter from your own life — advanced screenwriting strategies should now guide you through your first adaptation. In Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics, award-winning screenwriter Eric Williams uses examples from award-winning screenplays to explain new storytelling techniques. His real-world examples illustrate a range of advanced approaches — including new ways to identify and craft tension, how to reimagine structure and character, and how to strengthen emotional depth in your characters and in the audience. Screen Adaptation: Beyond the Basics teaches readers new ways to engage with source material in order to make successful adaptation decisions, regardless of the source material. The book offers: Three detailed examples of award-winning adaptations by the author, including the complete short story and final scripts used in the Voices From the Heartland project; Breakout boxes highlighting modern and historical adaptations and providing examples for each concept discussed in the book; More than fifty charts providing easy-to-use visual representations of complex concepts; New screenwriting techniques developed by the author, including the Triangle of Knowledge, the Storyteller’s Parallax, and the idea of Super Genres as part of a Screenwriters Taxonomy.

Authorship in Film Adaptation

Long the main text on the writing of adaptations is Linda Seger's The Art of
Adaptation (1997), followed by Kenneth Portnoy's Screen Adaptation: A
Scriptwriting Handbook, 2nd ed. (1998). 3. These include John M. Desmond and
Peter Hawkes ...

Author: Jack Boozer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292783157

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 353

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Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. The most critical central step in this transformation of a literary source to the screen is the writing of the screenplay. The screenplay usually serves to recruit producers, director, and actors; to attract capital investment; and to give focus to the conception and production of the film project. Often undergoing multiple revisions prior to production, the screenplay represents the crucial decisions of writer and director that will determine how and to what end the film will imitate or depart from its original source. Authorship in Film Adaptation is an accessible, provocative text that opens up new areas of discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration. In contrast to narrow binary comparisons of literary source text and film, the twelve essays in this collection also give attention to the underappreciated role of the screenplay and film pre-production that can signal the primary intention for a film. Divided into four parts, this collection looks first at the role of Hollywood's activist producers and major auteurs such as Hitchcock and Kubrick as they worked with screenwriters to formulate their audio-visual goals. The second part offers case studies of Devil in a Blue Dress and The Sweet Hereafter, for which the directors wrote their own adapted screenplays. Considering the variety of writer-director working relationships that are possible, Part III focuses on adaptations that alter genre, time, and place, and Part IV investigates adaptations that alter stories of romance, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Wuthering Heights A page to screen adaptation

Cinematic adaptations often provoke debates about their fidelity, to the original;
discussions about how the classic text has ... adaptation(Wuthering Heights),
directed by Cocy Giedroyc, a Mammoth Screen production supported by the
Screen ...

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?

Postcolonial Screen Adaptation and the British Novel

This book brings film adaptation of literature to bear on the question of how nineteenth-century imperial ideologies of progress continue to inform power inequalities in a global capitalist age.

Author: Vivian Y. Kao

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030545792

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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This book brings film adaptation of literature to bear on the question of how nineteenth-century imperial ideologies of progress continue to inform power inequalities in a global capitalist age. Not simply the promotion of general betterment for all, improvement in the British colonial context licensed a superior “master race” to “uplift” its colonized populations—morally, socially, and economically. This book argues that, on the one hand, film adaptations of nineteenth-century novels reveal the arrogance and coercive intentions that underpin contemporary notions of development, humanitarianism, and modernity—improvement’s post-Victorian guises. On the other hand, the book also argues that the films use their nineteenth-century source texts to criticize these same legacies of imperialism. By bringing together film adaptation, postcolonial theory, and literary studies, the book demonstrates that adaptation, as both method and cultural product, provides a way to engage with the baggage of ideological heritage in our contemporary global media environment.

Film Adaptation

An investigation of how cinema transforms stories from other sources, such as literature and history, onto the movie screen

Author: James Naremore

Publisher: Rutgers Depth of Field

ISBN: 0813528143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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An investigation of how cinema transforms stories from other sources, such as literature and history, onto the movie screen

Screen Adaptations Shakespeare s Hamlet

Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996).

Author: Samuel Crowl

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472538918

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Hamlet is the most often produced play in the western literary canon, and a fertile global source for film adaptation. Samuel Crowl, a noted scholar of Shakespeare on film, unpacks the process of adapting from text to screen through concentrating on two sharply contrasting film versions of Hamlet by Laurence Olivier (1948) and Kenneth Branagh (1996). The films' socio-political contexts are explored, and the importance of their screenplay, film score, setting, cinematography and editing examined. Offering an analysis of two of the most important figures in the history of film adaptations of Shakespeare, this study seeks to understand a variety of cinematic approaches to translating Shakespeare's "words, words, words" into film's particular grammar and rhetoric

Screen Adaptations and the Politics of Childhood

Transforming Children's Literature into Film Robyn McCallum. Leitch, Thomas. '
Adaptation, the Genre', Adaptation 1, 2 (2008b): 106–20. Mackey, Margaret. 'Strip
Mines in the Garden: Old Stories, New Formats, and the Challenge of Change', ...

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.

Intercultural Screen Adaptation

'The global reach of this collection is insightful and informative.

Author: Michael Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474452035

Category:

Page: 264

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Examines the national, transnational and post-national contexts of screen adaptations Studies a diverse range of contemporary and historical screen adaptations Examines films and television programmes using various linked adaptation studies methods, including genre, star, auteur, heritage, tourism, performance, trauma, historical revisioning, interculturalism, translation, nostalgia, memory and spectacle Brings together scholars of film adaptation from twelve universities and five countries 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. Contributors Sarah Artt, Edinburgh Napier University Eduard Cuelenaere, Ghent University and University of Antwerp Jonathan Evans, University of Portsmouth Shelley Galpin, University of York Yvonne Griggs, University of New England Victoria Lowe, University of Manchester Douglas McNaughton, University of Brighton Robert Munro, Queen Margaret University Ernesto Pérez Morán, Complutense University Carol Poole, Ambassador to MediaCityUK Chi-Yun Shin, Sheffield Hallam University Michael Stewart, Queen Margaret University Jeremy Strong, University of West London Ruxandra Trandafoiu, Edge Hill University

From Page To Screen

This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje.

Author: Erica Sheen

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje. The early cinema ransacked literature for stories suitable for retelling in moving pictures, and as the art of the cinema matured, and cinematography, music, special effects and sound were improved, the art of dramatization began to produce high quality versions of respected novels. The authors in this book analyze a wide variety of literary dramatizations.

Adaptations

Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136219597

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Adaptations considers the theoretical and practical difficulties surrounding the translation of a text into film, and the reverse process; the novelisation of films. Through three sets of case studies, the contributors examine the key debates surrounding adaptations: whether screen versions of literary classics can be faithful to the text; if something as capsulated as Jane Austens irony can even be captured on film; whether costume dramas always of their own time and do adaptations remake their parent text to reflect contemporary ideas and concerns. Tracing the complex alterations which texts experience between different media, Adaptations is a unique exploration of the relationship between text and film.

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

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 ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190469993

Category: Music

Page: 696

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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.

True to the Spirit

While acknowledging the merits of this position--namely its complication of the one-way "page-to-screen" perspective--this collection seeks to put the question of fidelity back into play.

Author: Colin MacCabe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195374674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Adaptation persists as a major area of inquiry in both film and literary studies. Over the past two decades, scholars have extended the debate well beyond George Bluestone's influential Novels into Film (1957) by taking into account such concerns as intertextuality and different forms of narrative enabled through new media. A dominant trend has been to dispense straight away with questions of fidelity and "faithfulness," the assumption being that such views are naïve, moralistic, and rooted in a cultural prejudice against the audiovisual. While acknowledging the merits of this position--namely its complication of the one-way "page-to-screen" perspective--this collection seeks to put the question of fidelity back into play. The essays explore the ways in which the newer, more sophisticated approaches can still accommodate forms of fidelity between two or more texts without having to reinscribe untenable distinctions between "original" and "copy," and without having to argue from a strict media essentialist position that stages an impasse between linguistic and cinematic means of articulation. In addition, the scholars in this volume seek to recognize and account for fidelity's cultural currency among filmmakers and audiences alike, no matter how impossible fidelity might be in a literal sense. The selected essays offer an opportunity to showcase both well established adaptation scholars (Laura Mulvey, Dudley Andrew, Tom Gunning and James Naremore) and emerging voices in the field.

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth Century Women s Writing and Screen Adaptation

This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction.

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.

A Companion to Literature Film and Adaptation

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.

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118312049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explorethe aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, fromthe days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena.Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on thehistorical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, thevolume reflects today’s acceptance of intertextuality as avital and progressive cultural force. Incorporates new research in adaptation studies Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well asother contemporary perspectives Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars Explores fascinating topics such as ‘unfilmable’texts Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan’sAtonement and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Screen Adaptations The Tempest

The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408149652

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Literature and film studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on numerous film versions, from Percy Stow's 1908 adaptation to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplays and shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book also features quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.

Army of Darkness Movie Adaptation

Collects Army of Darkness: Movie Adaptation 1-3! Presenting the complete adaptation of the Army of Darkness feature film! Featuring 88 pages of non-stop Ash action, this is a must have collection for AOD fans!

Author: Ivan Raimi

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: 9781524111335

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 110

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Collects Army of Darkness: Movie Adaptation 1-3! Presenting the complete adaptation of the Army of Darkness feature film! Featuring 88 pages of non-stop Ash action, this is a must have collection for AOD fans! Also features an interview with Bruce Campbell by writer Kurt Busiek who also provides the forward.