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Adaptations : From Text to Screen, Screen to Text - Deborah Cartmell


From Text to Screen, Screen to Text

By: Deborah Cartmell (Editor), Imelda Whelehan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415167383
Number Of Pages: 266

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What happens when Jane Austen's "Emma" becomes the big screen's "Clueless"? How does "Batman" the comic book translate into a cartoon, television show, and film? With contributions from some of the finest film scholars in the world, "Adaptations" looks at what happens to popular texts when they are transformed into an entirely different medium, including novel and comic book to screen and an innovative look at screen to novel. Wide-ranging and innovative in its approach, "Adaptations" is a trenchant look at how a story changes--successfully or not--in all its mediums: novel, film, comic book, cartoon, and television.
Contributors: Julian North, Esther Sonnet, Roger Bromley, Pat Kirkham, Sally Warren, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Mark Rawlinson, Derek Paget, Sharon Ouditt, Ken Gelder, Ina Rae Hark, Will Brooker, Paul Wells.

List of illustrationsp. xi
Notes on contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
An overviewp. 1
Adaptations: The contemporary dilemmasp. 3
From text to screenp. 21
Introductionp. 23
The Shakespeare on screen industryp. 29
Conservative Austen, radical Austen: Sense and Sensibility from text to screenp. 38
From Emma to Clueless: Taste, pleasure and the scene of historyp. 51
Imagining the Puritan body: The 1995 cinematic version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letterp. 63
Four Little Women: Three films and a novelp. 81
Will Hollywood never learn? David Cronenberg's Naked Lunchp. 98
Adapting the Holocaust: Schindler's List, intellectuals and public knowledgep. 113
Speaking out: The transformations of Trainspottingp. 128
From screen to text and multiple adaptationsp. 141
Introductionp. 143
Orlando: Coming across the dividep. 146
Jane Campion and the limits of literary cinemap. 157
The wrath of the original cast: Translating embodied television characters to other mediap. 172
Batman: One life, many facesp. 185
'Thou art translated': Analysing animated adaptationp. 199
'A doggy fairy tale': The film metamorphoses of The Hundred and One Dalmatiansp. 214
Bibliographyp. 226
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415167383
ISBN-10: 0415167388
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 24th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1