Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen (Paperback)
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Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen (Paperback)

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Paperback 270 Pages / Published: 22/02/2007
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The essays in this collection analyse major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison's Beloved. During the century, films based on American literature came to play a central role in the history of the American cinema. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. The contributors explore the ways political and historical contexts have shaped the transfer from book to screen, and the new perspectives that films bring to literary works. In particular, they examine how the twentieth-century literary modes of realism, modernism, and postmodernism have influenced the forms of modern cinema. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521542302
Number of pages: 270
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Full of interesting insights, this collection could serve as either supplemental reading or stand-alone text on the historical aspects of film adaptations of 20th-century literature.' A. F. Winstead, Our Lady of the Lake University
'The first essay sets a high standard ... This is a fine addition to the literature.' N. A. Baker, Earlham College

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