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Film adaptation and its discontents : from Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ

Author: Thomas M Leitch
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
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"Unlike most books on film adaptation - which often focus on a series of close one-to-one comparisons between specific films and canonical novels - this volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of moving from text to screen." "Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Leitch, Thomas M.
Film adaptation and its discontents.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608483714
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Leitch
ISBN: 9780801885655 0801885655 0801892716 9780801892714
OCLC Number: 76167513
Description: xi, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Literature versus literacy --
One-reel epics --
The word made film --
Entry-level Dickens --
Between adaptation and allusion --
Exceptional fidelity --
Traditions of quality --
Streaming pictures --
The hero with a hundred faces --
The adapter as auteur --
Postliterary adaptation --
Based on a true story.
Responsibility: Thomas Leitch.
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The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings, is as broad as the problems that come under review.  Read more...

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