Adaptations : From Text to Screen, Screen to Text book cover
1st Edition

From Text to Screen, Screen to Text

ISBN 9780415167383
Published August 3, 1999 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part I Part I AN OVERVIEW; Chapter 1 ADAPTATIONS, ImeldaWhelehtm; Part II Part II FROM TEXT TO SCREEN; Chapter 2 INTRODUCTION, DeborahCartmell; Chapter 3 THE SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN INDUSTRY, DeborahCartmell; Chapter 4 CONSERVATIVE AUSTEN, RADICAL AUSTEN, JulianNorth; Chapter 5 FROM EMMA TO CLUELESS, EstherSonnet; Chapter 6 IMAGINING THE PURITAN BODY, RogerBromley; Chapter 7 FOUR LITTLE WOMEN, PatKirkham, SarahWarren; Chapter 8 WILL HOLLYWOOD NEVER LEARN?, NicholasZurbrugg; Chapter 9 ADAPTING THE HOLOCAUST, MarkRawlinson; Chapter 10 SPEAKING OUT, DerekPaget; Part III Part III FROM SCREEN TO TEXT AND MULTIPLE ADAPTATIONS; Chapter 11 INTRODUCTION, DeborahCartmell; Chapter 12 ORLANDO, SharonOuditt; Chapter 13 JANE CAMPION AND THE LIMITS OF LITERARY CINEMA, KenGelder; Chapter 14 THE WRATH OF THE ORIGINAL CAST, Ina RaeHark; Chapter 15 BATMAN, WillBrooker; Chapter 16 ‘THOU ART TRANSLATED’, PaulWells; Chapter 17 ‘A DOGGY FAIRY TALE’, ImeldaWhelehan; BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX;

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Deborah Cartmell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities at De Montfort University, Leicester. Imelda Whelehan is Principal Lecturer in English and Womens Studies at De Montfort University.