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Screening Text: Critical Perspectives on Film Adaptation

Coordonné par Shannon Wells-Lassagne et Ariane Hudelet

About the book : Rather than limiting the cinema, as certain French New Wave critics feared, adaptation has encouraged new inspiration to explore the possibilities of the intersection of text and film. This collection of essays covers various aspects of adaptation studies–questions of genre and myth, race and gender, readaptation, and pedagogical and practical approaches.

About the authors : Shannon Wells-Lassagne is an associate professor at the Université de Bretagne Sud in Lorient, France. Ariane Hudelet is an associate professor at Université de Paris-Diderot in France.

Table of contents

Shannon Wells-Lassagne and Ariane Hudelet

Part 1. Setting the Scene

  • Adaptation, Sound and Shakespeare in the 1930s
  • Deborah Cartmell
  • Postmodern Screened Writers
  • Kamilla Elliott

Part 2. Adapting Genre

  • True Stories: Film and the Non-Fiction Narrative
  • Kevin Dwyer
  • The Writing of a Film Noir: Ernest Hemingway and The Killers
  • Delphine Letort
  • Three Filmic Avatars of The Maltese Falcon
  • Gilles Menegaldo
  • The Aesthetic of Epic in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet
  • Sarah Hatchuel

Part 3. Sociocultural Concerns: Race and Gender

  • White Lies, Noir Lighting, Dark Others
  • Joyce Goggin
  • Making Red Black: Race and The Shawshank Redemption
  • Donald Ulin
  • Shaft’s Political Shifts
  • Helene Charlery
  • Sexual Politics: The Last September, Novel and Film
  • Shannon Wells-Lassagne
  • Jane Austen Goes to Bollywood … with a Pinch of Salt
  • Florence Cabaret

Part 4. Aesthetics of Adaptation

  • Surface and Depth in Korea
  • Nicole Cloarec
  • The Visible in Howards End and The Remains of the Day
  • Karim Chabani
  • Adapting E. M. Forster’s Subversive Aesthetics
  • Laurent Mellet

Part 5. Remakes and Readaptation

  • Re-Adaptation as Part of the Myth: Orson Welles and Don Quixote’s « Outings »
  • Sebastien Lefait
  • Bad Shakespeare: Adapting a Tradition
  • Charles Holdefer
  • Readapting « the Horror »: Versions of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
  • Gene M. Moore
  • Three Scarfaces: Documents, Messages and Works of Art
  • Dominique Sipiere

Conclusion: From Theory to Practice

  • Lost in Adaptation–A Producer’s View
  • Roger Shannon

About the Contributors

Éditeur : Mc Farland & Co Inc.
Nombre de pages : 256 p. – Année de Publication : 2013
ISBN : 978-0786472307 – Ebook ISBN : 978-1-4766-0165-6
Prix : $45,00 – Site :

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