Literature and film studies students will find plenty of materialto support their courses and essay writing on how the film versionsprovide different readings of the original text.Focussing on numerous film versions, from Percy Stow's 1908 adaptation to Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books,the book discusses: the literary text in its historical context, keythemes and dominant readings of the text, how the text is adapted forscreen and how adaptations have changed our reading of the originaltext. There are numerous excerpts from the literary text, screenplaysand shooting scripts, with suggestions for comparison. The book alsofeatures quotations from authors, screenwriters, directors, critics andothers linked with the chosen film and text.
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