The Art of Screen Adaptation

------------------------ 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 ...

Author: Alistair Owen

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857302281

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 749

DOWNLOAD →

'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

Filming Literature

This is a comprehensive survey of the relationship between film and literature.

Author: Neil Sinyard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134054114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

View: 581

DOWNLOAD →

This is a comprehensive survey of the relationship between film and literature. It looks at the cinematic adaptations of such literary masters as Shakespeare, Henry James, Joseph Conrad and D.H. Lawrence, and considers the contribution to the cinema made by important literary figures as Harold Pinter, James Agree and Graham Greene. Elsewhere, the book draws intriguing analogies between certain literary and film artists, such as Dickens and Chaplin, Ford and Twain, and suggests that such analogies can throw fresh light on the subjects under review. Another chapter considers the film genre of the bio-pic, the numerous cinematic attempts to render in concrete terms the complexities of the literary life, whether the writer be Proust, Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Dashiel Hammett, Agatha Christie or Boris Pasternak. Originally published in 1986, this is a book to appeal to any reader with an interest in film or literature, and is of especial value to those involved in the teaching or study of either subject.

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

... Art of Screen Adaptation. London: Croom Helm, 1986. Slater, Thomas J. Milos
Forman: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Smith, Helen.
There's a Place for Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein.

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190469993

Category: Music

Page: 696

View: 161

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Screen Adaptation

Film Adaptation, London: Athlone, 2000. Neale, Steve ... Rascoe, Burton, 'The
Motion Pictures An Industry, Not an Art', Bookman, 54(3), 1921, 193–9. Ray ...
Filming Literature: the Art of Screen Adaptation, London: Croom Helm, 1987.
Smith ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137242969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 568

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Anime and the Art of Adaptation

Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as independent texts.

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462032

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 151

DOWNLOAD →

Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as independent texts. The author evaluates three aspects of anime adaptation—how anime adaptations develop their original sources in stylistic, aesthetic, and psychological terms; how specific features of the anime medium impact alchemically on the original sources to bring into being imaginative works of an autonomous nature; and which qualities render an adaptation in anime form a distinctly unique artistic creation.

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

View: 130

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Stanley Kubrick and the Art of Adaptation

Kubrick's adaptations simplify, impose a new visuality, reduce violence, and render the moral slant more conventional. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Author: Greg Jenkins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608846

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

View: 525

DOWNLOAD →

Paring a novel into a two-hour film is an arduous task for even the best screenwriters and directors. Often the resulting movies are far removed from the novel, sometimes to the point of being unrecognizable. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptations have consistently been among the best Hollywood has to offer. Kubrick’s film adaptations of three novels—Lolita, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket—are analyzed in this work. The primary focus is on the alterations in the characters and narrative structure, with additional attention to style, scope, pace, mood and meaning. Kubrick’s adaptations simplify, impose a new visuality, reduce violence, and render the moral slant more conventional. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Zen and the Art of Screenwriting 2

FROUG : Did your screen adaptation of Little Women propel you into the major
leagues ? SWICORD : Yes . I had one screen credit before it , but Little Women
was the first movie to be made that represented just my work . FROUG : How did
 ...

Author: William Froug

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050469066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

View: 956

DOWNLOAD →

A tapestry of Froug's essays and interviews with top screenwriters, producers, and directors. Once again, Froug proves that he can skilfully pull engaging thoughts from his interviewees and, with his own essays, can use both novice and seasoned screenwriters to rethink what they do. The essays are wide-ranging, covering such diverse subjects as creating your own talent, getting your scripts read, avoiding story-structure gurus, entering screenplay contests, a scene-by-scene look at the film Body Heat, Hollywood's rewrite panic, Hollywood's ephemeral enthusiasms, why rooting interest isn't necessary, the stop-start method for studying films, guarding your surprises, reinventing old ideas, and guilt as a writer's tool.

Screen Adaptations Shakespeare s King Lear

a populist genre format to the adaptation of any iconic literary text; the problem is
exacerbated in this instance by the fact that ... Inventive art house offshoots of
King Lear can present us with cinematic interpretations that, like Peter Brook's ...

Author: Yvonne Griggs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408144015

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 314

DOWNLOAD →

This close study of film adaptations of King Lear looks at several different versions (mainstream, art-house and cinematic `offshoots') and 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 many references to the literary text and screenplays and the book also features quotations from directors and critics. There is plenty of discursive material here to support student work on both film and literature courses.

From Text to Screen

The Art of Screen Adaptation ( London and Sydney : Croom Helm , 1986 ) , Brian
McFarlane , Novel to Film . An Introduction to the Theory of Adaptation ( Oxford :
Clarendon Press , 1986 ) , e James Nonemore , ed . , Film Adaptation ( London ...

Author: Raffaele Lampugnani

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89108674615

Category: Film adaptations

Page: 98

View: 991

DOWNLOAD →

From Book to Screen

The author has written this book to help Western audiences see Japanese films for what they are: universal in appeal, if sometimes difficult to access thanks to differences as vast as Eastern and Western culture.

Author: Keiko I. McDonald

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765603888

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

View: 496

DOWNLOAD →

Of all the world's cinemas, Japan's is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nation's literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival in 1951 and the Oscar for best foreign film in 1952. More recent examples include Shohei Imamura's Eel, which won him the Palme d'Or (Best Picture) at Cannes in 1997. From Book to Screen breaks new ground by exploring important connections between Japan's modern literary tradition and its national cinema. The first part offers a historical and cultural overview of the working relation that developed between pure literature and film. It deals with three important periods in which filmmakers relied most heavily on literary works for enriching and developing cinematic art. The second part gives detailed analyses of a dozen literary works and their screen adaptations. For many reasons, the works selected for comparison and study all deserve cross-disciplinary analysis. For example, Ooka's Lady Musashino and Mizoguchi's film adaptation of it study adultery as a topic of great concern in postwar Japan. Even so, they differ significantly in their modes of representation. Both Toson's Broken Commandment and Ichikawa's film version investigate a difficult social issue, the plight of the outcast; here again, writer and director approach and interpret it in completely different ways. The author has written this book to help Western audiences see Japanese films for what they are: universal in appeal, if sometimes difficult to access thanks to differences as vast as Eastern and Western culture. Now that our century of cinema is yielding to a centuryof video, the need to bridge differences can only grow more pressing -- and rewarding.

International Journal of Comic Art

Adaptation Problems of the Two Unique Media : The Novel and the Film . ” The
Dickinson Review . ... Novel to Film : An Introduction to the Theory of Adaptation .
Oxford ... Filming Literature : The Art of Screen Adaptation . London : Croom Helm
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065072533

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page:

View: 656

DOWNLOAD →

Adaptations as Imitations

( Filming Literature : The Art of Screen Adaptation ( London : Crook Helm , 1986 )
, 26 – 27 ) 74 . Phelan , 115 – 16 . 75 . Bluestone , 48 . 76 . Joseph M . Boggs ,
The Art of Watching Films : A Guide to Film Analysis ( Menlo Park , Calif .

Author: James John Griffith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039067296

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 803

DOWNLOAD →

Includes Aristotle: Poetics, Truman Capote: In Cold Blood, John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath, etc.

Fiction Film and Faulkner

Noted film historian Gene Phillips (English, Loyola U.-Chicago) traces the successes and frustrations in Faulkner's screenwriting career, exploring parallels between his film work and his career as a novelist.

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572331666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

View: 164

DOWNLOAD →

Noted film historian Gene Phillips (English, Loyola U.-Chicago) traces the successes and frustrations in Faulkner's screenwriting career, exploring parallels between his film work and his career as a novelist. Includes a filmography and bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Screen Adaptation

SYMBOLISM Another major element in the adaptation process is the message of
the material with which you are dealing . Symbolism is an important element in
both film and stage as it reinforces messages . In Amadeus , the black cape ...

Author: Kenneth Portnoy

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015021859874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 157

View: 553

DOWNLOAD →

This book shows how to determine which events in a story or which characters in a novel are most valuable in developing a dramatic portrayal for the screen. It employs many exercises which explain why writers make specific changes from original source to adapted scripts. Examines the challenge that screenwriters face when adapting novels, plays or short stories for the screen.

Watching the Lord of the Rings

Brian McFarlane , Novel to Film : An Introduction to the Theory of Adaptation (
Clarendon : Oxford , 1996 ) . ... be found in Neil Sinyard , Filming Literature : The
Art of Screen Adaptation ( London : Croom Helm , 1986 ) , this quote p . ix . 8 .

Author: Ernest Mathijs

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131706843

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

View: 335

DOWNLOAD →

How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide array of other materials. Contributors use these materials to explore a series of widely speculated questions: why is film fantasy important to different kinds of viewers? Through marketing, previews and reviews, debates and cultural chatter, how are audiences prepared for a film like this? How did fans of the book respond to its adaptation on screen? How do people choose their favorite characters? How was the films' reception shaped by different national and cultural contexts? The answers to these questions shed fresh light on the extraordinary popularity of The Lord of the Rings and provide important new insights into the global reception of cinema in the twenty-first century.

Fear Cultural Anxiety and Transformation

Movie Remakes Not Popular among Some Students . ... Filming Literature : The
Art of Screen Adaptation . ... Pp . 1 - 52 in Literature and Film : A Guide to the
Theory and Practice of Adaptation , edited by Robert Stam and Alessandra
Raengo .

Author: Scott A. Lukas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082735534

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

View: 555

DOWNLOAD →

The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the compulsion of filmmakers to revisit issues concerning fear and anxiety, this collection ends with a suggestion that repeated confrontation with these issues allows the opportunity for creative and positive transformation.

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

View: 989

DOWNLOAD →

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.

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

View: 234

DOWNLOAD →

"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.