|aAdaptation :|bstudying film and literature /|cby John M. Desmond, Peter Hawkes.
|aBoston, Mass. :|bMcGraw-Hill,|cc2006.
|axii, 256, [257-266] p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aFilmography: p. 255-256.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|tCinema's turn to narrative --|tLiterary and film terms --|tFilm adaptation : the case of apples and oranges --|tA method for studying film adaptation --|tThe novel --|tThe short story --|tThe play --|tNonfiction --|tAnimation --|tThe failed adaptation.
|a"Adaptation: Studying Film and Literature explores the relationship between literature and film, describes a useful method for studying adaptation, and provides case studies of adaptations of novels, short stories, plays, and works of nonfiction."--BOOK JACKET.
This concise and readable new text for courses in Film Adaptation or Film and Literature introduces students to the art of adapting works of literature for film. Adaptation describes the interwoven histories of literature and film, presents key analytical approaches to adaptation, and provides an in-depth overview of adaptations of novels, short stories, plays, nonfiction, and animation. The book concludes with an analysis of why adaptations sometimes fail.