A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation

A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation

Editor(s): Deborah Cartmell

Published Online: 6 SEP 2012 09:40PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334975

Online ISBN: 9781118312032

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312032

About this Book

This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today's acceptance of intertextuality as a vital and progressive cultural force.

  • Incorporates new research in adaptation studies
  • Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as other contemporary perspectives
  • Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars
  • Explores fascinating topics such as 'unfilmable' texts
  • Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan's Atonement and Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: History and Contexts: From Image to Sound

  2. Part II: Approaches

  3. Part III: Genre: Film, Television

  4. Part IV: Authors and Periods

  5. Part V: Beyond Authors and Canonical Texts

    1. Chapter 16

      Costume and Adaptation (pages 293–311)

      Pamela Church Gibson and Tamar Jeffers McDonald

  6. Part VI: Case Studies: Adaptable and Unadaptable Texts

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