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Adaptation: Studying Film and Literature

Adaptation:  Studying Film and Literature
Author: John Desmond - Peter Hawkes
ISBN 13: 9780072822045
ISBN 10: 7282204
Edition: 1st
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2005-03-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $77.57

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.