Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"
A Close Study of the Relationship Between Text and Film
By (author) R. Barton Palmer
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by R. Barton Palmer
Book DescriptionTo Kill a Mockingbird is an immensely important work of literature which is studied worldwide. Literature and film adaptations studies students will find plenty of material to support their courses and essay writing on how the film versions provide different readings of the original text. Focussing on several film versions and adaptations, the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, key themes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted for screen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the original text. There are many references to the literary text and screenplays and the book also features quotations from directors, critics and others linked with the chosen film and text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780713679113
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - R. Barton Palmer
R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature, Professor of Film and Screenwriting, British Literature at Clemson University (US) and the author of many books on literature and film.
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