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Title The classic novel : from page to screen / edited by Robert Giddings and Erica Sheen.

Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.4375 CLAS    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents 2 'Where the garment gapes': faithfulness and promiscuity in the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice / Erica Sheen 14 -- 3 Pickwick Papers: beyond that place and time / Robert Giddings 31 -- 4 Sentimentality, sex and sadism: the 1935 version of Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop / Jenny Dennett 54 -- 5 'Beholding in a magic panorama': television and the illustration of Middlemarch / Ian MacKillop, Alison Platt 71 -- 6 Hardy, history and hokum / Keith Selby 93 -- 7 A taste of the Gothic: film and television versions of Dracula / Jonathan Bignell 114 -- 8 Times of death in Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent and Alfred Hitchcok's Sabotage / Suzanne Speidel 131 -- 9 'Lids tend to come off': David Lean's film of E. M. Forster's A Passage to India / Neil Sinyard 147 -- 10 Watching manners: Martin Scorses's The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence / A. Robert Lee 163 -- 11 Brideshead Revisited revisited: Waugh to the knife / Fred Inglis 179 -- 12 'Piecing together a mirage': adapting The English Patient for the screen / Bronwen Thomas 197.
Summary This book critically examines the long established tradition of adapting classic novels to film or TV screen, encompassing novelists from Jane Austen to Michael Ondaatje. The early cinema ransacked literature for stories suitable for retelling in moving pictures, and as the art of the cinema matured, and cinematography, music, special effects and sound were improved, the art of dramatization began to produce high quality versions of respected novels. The authors in this book analyze a wide variety of literary dramatizations.
Other author Giddings, Robert.
Sheen, Erica.
Subject English fiction -- Film adaptations.
English fiction -- Television adaptations.
Motion pictures and literature.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0719052319 (paperback) £11.99
0719052300 (cased) £35.00