Literature Through Film
Realism, Magic, and the Art of Adaptation
By (author) Robert Stam
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Literature Through Film by Robert Stam
Book DescriptionThis lively and accessible textbook, written by an expert in film studies, provides a fascinating introduction to the process and art of literature-to-film adaptations. It provides a lively, rigorous, and clearly written account of key moments in the history of the novel from "Don Quixote" and "Robinson Crusoe" up to "Lolita" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude". It includes diversity of topics and titles, such as "Fielding", "Nabokov", and "Cervantes" in adaptations by Welles, Kubrick, and the French New Wave.This work: emphasizes both the literary texts themselves and their varied transtextual film adaptations; examines numerous literary trends - from the self-conscious novel to magic realism - before exploring the cinematic impact of the movement; reinvigorates the field of adaptation studies by examining it through the grid of contemporary theory; and, brings novels and film adaptations into the age of multiculturalism, postcoloniality, and the Internet by reflecting on their contemporary relevance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405102872
(239mm x 164mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Robert Stam
Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000).
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