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Literature into film : theory and practical approaches

Author: Linda Costanzo Cahir
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films. It focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. A glossary aids in understanding film and literary terms. Photographs and an index are also included"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Costanzo Cahir
ISBN: 0786425970 9780786425976
OCLC Number: 63390648
Description: vii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Nature of film translation: literal, traditional, and radical --
Language of film and its relation to the language of literature --
Film industry and the collaborative work of filmmakers --
Novels and novellas into film and an aesthetic Rubric for film translations of literature --
Plays into film --
Short stories into film --
Writing about film --
Aesthetic Rubric --
Shot sequence: decoupage and storyboard --
Shakespeare plays on film.
Responsibility: Linda Costanzo Cahir ; foreword by James M. Welsh.
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For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: ""The movie wasn't as good as the book."" This volume undertakes to show the reader that this evaluation is not always  Read more...

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