A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation

Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Aug 03, 2012
Product Number: EB00633924
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118312049
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today's acceptance of intertextuality as a vital and progressive cultural force. -Incorporates new research in adaptation studies -Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as other contemporary perspectives -Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars -Explores fascinating topics such as 'unfilmable' texts -Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan's Atonement and Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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