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The literature/film reader : issues of adaptation

Author: James Michael Welsh; Peter Lev
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Welsh; Peter Lev
ISBN: 9780810859494 0810859491
OCLC Number: 912428324
Description: XXVIII, 361 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Issues of screen adaptation : what is truth? / James M. Welsh --
It wasn't like that in the book --
/ Brian McFarlane --
Literature vs. literacy : two futures for adaptation studies / Thomas M. Leitch --
Adaptation studies and the history of ideas : the case of Apocalypse now / Donald M. Whaley --
Adaptation studies revisited : purposes, perspectives, and inspiration / Sarah Cardwell --
The Cold War's "undigested apple-dumpling" : imaging Moby-Dick in 1956 and 2001 / Walter C. Metz --
Trying harder : probability, objectivity, and rationality in adaptation studies / David L. Kranz --
What is a "Shakespeare film," anyway? / James M. Welsh --
Returning to Naples : seeing the end in Shakespeare film adaptation / Yong Li Lan --
Pop goes the Shakespeare : Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet / Elsie Walker --
Reframing adaptation : representing the invisible (on The house of mirth, directed by Terence Davies, 2000) / Wendy Everett --
Sucking Dracula : mythic biography into fiction into film, or Why Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula is not really Bram Stoker's Dracula or Wallachia's Dracula / James M. Welsh --
Vertigo, novel and film / Peter Lev --
Heinlein, Verhoeven, and the problem of the real : Starship troopers / J.P. Telotte --
Literary hardball : the novel-to-screen complexities of The Manchurian candidate / Linda Constanzo Cahir --
The oak : a balancing act from page to screen / Odette Caufman-Blumenfeld --
Adaptation and the Cold War : Mankiewicz's The quiet American / Brian Neve --
All the quiet Americans / C. Kenneth Pellow --
Camille Claudel : biography constructed as melodrama / Joan Driscoll Lynch --
W.C. Handy goes uptown : Hollywood constructs the American blues musician / John C. Tibbetts --
Memoir and the limits of adaptation / William Mooney --
Getting it right : the Alamo on film / Frank Thompson --
"Plains" speaking : sound, sense, and sensibility in Ang Lee's Ride with the devil / John C. Tibbetts --
Where are we going, where have we been? / Thomas M. Leitch --
The future of adaptation studies / Peter Lev.
Responsibility: edited by James M. Welsh, Peter Lev.
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Welsh and Lev provide a pleasant mix....This reviewer cannot imagine a more accessible, representative overview of the study of screen adaptations. Highly recommended. * CHOICE * ...present[s] essays Read more...

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