THOMAS LEITCH FILM ADAPTATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Want to Read saving…. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mikee Delony rated it really liked it Feb 24, The Hero with a Hundred Faces pp. Dec 04, Kylie Day rated it really liked it. The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings , is as broad as the problems that come under review. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Dave rated it really liked it Jun 06, The Hero with a Hundred Faces. After examining the surprisingly divergent fidelity claims made by three different kinds of canonical adaptations, Leitch’s analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adapters have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adapted to the screen. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources. Sinclair rated it liked it Apr 07, I read this book due to my studies in literature.

Film Adaptation and Its Discontents

Leitch Snippet view – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although I’m admittedly not a film scholar and fairly new to the leotch of adaptation studiesI thought that the most useful part of this book was the first, introductory chapter, in which Leitch sketched an outline of the state of the field and the need to start thinking of different ways to practice adaptation studies different foci, different research problems, etc.

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After examining the surprisingly divergent fidelity claims made by three different kinds of canonical adaptations, Leitch’s analysis moves beyond literary sources to consider why a small number of adapters have risen to the status of auteurs and how illustrated books, comic strips, video games, and true stories have been adapted to the screen.

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Filj Options Sign in. This volume identifies and investigates a far wider array of problems posed by the process of adaptation.

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leitcn Ania rated it liked it Aug 20, Return to Book Page. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of ada;tation, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how discojtents films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources.

The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Ringsis as broad as the problems that come under review.

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Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity itw possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources.

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Drew rated it it was ok Aug 05, Traditions of Quality pp. The Hero with a Hundred Faces. Thomas Leitch Limited preview – Between Adaptation and Allusion. Beginning with an examination of why adaptation study has so often supported the institution of literature rather than fostering the practice of literacy, Thomas Leitch considers how the creators of short silent films attempted to give them the weight of literature, what sorts of fidelity are possible in an adaptation of sacred scripture, what it means for an adaptation to pose as an introduction to, rather than a transcription of, a literary classic, and why and how some films have sought impossibly close fidelity to their sources.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration rilm libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I particularly enjoyed the chapter about auteurs.

However, the chapters are often too long for my taste and overall this was more of a study book than a pleasure book.

The range of films studied, from silent Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to The Lord of the Rings, is as broad as the problems that come under review.

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