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