A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation
This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore the aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, from the days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena. Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on the historical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, the volume reflects today's acceptance of intertextuality as a vital and progressive cultural force.
Incorporates new research in adaptation studies
Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as other contemporary perspectives
Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars
Explores fascinating topics such as 'unfilmable' texts
Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan's Atonement and Conrad's Heart of Darkness