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From Page to Screen : Adaptations of the Classic Novel - Erica Sheen

From Page to Screen

Adaptations of the Classic Novel

By: Erica Sheen (Editor), Robert Giddings (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2000
ISBN: 9780719052316
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje. The early cinema ransacked literature for stories suitable for retelling in moving pictures, and as the art of the cinema matured, and cinematography, music, special effects and sound were improved, the art of dramatization began to produce high quality versions of respected novels. The authors in this book analyze a wide variety of literary dramatizations.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
'Where the garment gapes': faithfulness and promiscuity in the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudicep. 14
Pickwick Papers: beyond that place and timep. 31
Sentimentality, sex and sadism: the 1935 version of Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shopp. 54
'Beholding in a magic panorama': television and the illustration of Middlemarchp. 71
Hardy, history and hokump. 93
A taste of the Gothic: film and television versions of Draculap. 114
Times of death in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent and Alfred Hitchcok's Sabotagep. 131
'Lids tend to come off': David Lean's film of E. M. Forster's A Passage to Indiap. 147
Watching manners: Martin Scorses's The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocencep. 163
Brideshead Revisited revisited: Waugh to the knifep. 179
'Piecing together a mirage': adapting The English Patient for the screenp. 197
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780719052316
ISBN-10: 0719052319
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd March 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32

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