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From Fidelity to History: Film Adaptations as Cultural Events in the Twentieth Century

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by Anne-Marie Scholz
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From Fidelity to History: Film Adaptations as Cultural Events in the Twentieth Century by Anne-Marie Scholz

Scholarly approaches to the relationship between literature and film, ranging from the traditional focus upon fidelity to more recent issues of intertextuality, all contain a significant blind spot: a lack of theoretical and methodological attention to adaptation as an historical and transnational phenomenon. This book argues for a historically informed approach to American popular culture that reconfigures the classically defined adaptation phenomenon as a form of transnational reception. Focusing on several case studies- including the films Sense and Sensibility (1995) and The Portrait of a Lady (1997), and the classics The Third Man (1949) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)-the author demonstrates the ways adapted literary works function as social and cultural events in history and how these become important sites of cultural negotiation and struggle.

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Pages: 252
Size: 3.0 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780857457325 (DRM-PDF)

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