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 studiesFeatures a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as other contemporary perspectivesShowcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholarsExplores fascinating topics such as 'unfilmable' textsIncludes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan's "Atonement" and Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
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- Language: eng
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