Literature Through Film
Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation
1. Edition September 2004
2004. 408 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-0288-9 - John Wiley & Sons
This lively and accessible textbook, written by an expert in film studies, provides a fascinating introduction to the process and art of literature-to-film adaptations.
* Provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from Don Quixote and Robinson Crusoe up to Lolita and One Hundred Years of Solitude
* Includes diversity of topics and titles, such as Fielding, Nabokov, and Cervantes in adaptations by Welles, Kubrick, and the French New Wave
* Emphasizes both the literary texts themselves and their varied transtextual film adaptations
* Examines numerous literary trends - from the self-conscious novel to magic realism - before exploring the cinematic impact of the movement
* Reinvigorates the field of adaptation studies by examining it through the grid of contemporary theory
* Brings novels and film adaptations into the age of multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and the Internet by reflecting on their contemporary relevance.
From the contents
List of Illustations.
1. A Cervantic Prelude: From Don Quixote to Postmodernism.
2. Colonial and Postcolonial Classics: From Robinson Crusoe to Survivor.
3. The Self-Conscious Novel: From Henry Fielding to David Eggers.
4. The Proto-cinematic Novel: Metamorphoses of Madame Bovary.
5. Underground Man and Neurotic Narrators: From Dostoevsky to Nabakov.
6. Modernism, Adaptation, and the French New Wave.
7. Full Circle: From Cervantes to Magic Realism.