Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture: A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation

Editor/Author Cartmell, Deborah
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $210.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $315.00
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3497-5
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available

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

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