Books to film. Volume 1 : cinematic adaptions of literary works / Barry Keith Grant, editor in chief.

Contributor(s): Grant, Barry Keith, 1947- [editor.] | Gale (Firm)Material type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 449 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781410338433Subject(s): Film adaptations | Motion pictures and literatureDDC classification: 791.436 LOC classification: PN1997.85 | .B66 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
All the President's men -- The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz -- Being there -- Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ -- Beowulf -- Black like me -- The body -- The body snatchers -- The Bourne identity -- The Canterbury tales -- Catch-22 -- A clockwork orange -- The color purple -- Cotton comes to Harlem -- The Da Vinci code -- Der Prozess -- The devils of Loudun -- The diary of a young girl -- Do androids dream of electric sheep? -- Double indemnity -- Dracula -- Elmer Gantry -- Empire of the sun -- Fahrenheit 451 -- Fifty shades of Grey -- Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus -- The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Goldfinger -- The great Gatsby -- Hamlet -- The handmaid's tale -- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone -- Heart of darkness -- The hound of the Baskervilles -- The Hunger Games -- I am legend -- Imitation of life -- In cold blood -- The Joy Luck Club -- Jurassic Park -- Kiss me deadly -- The last of the Mohicans : a narrative of 1757 -- Les Miserables -- Like water for chocolate -- The little foxes -- The long goodbye -- Lord of the flies -- The lord of the rings : the Fellowship of the Ring -- The Maltese falcon -- The masque of the red death -- Maurice -- Midnight cowboy -- Mildred Pierce -- The motorcycle diaries : notes on a Latin American journey -- The night of the hunter -- Nineteen eighty-four -- No country for old men -- The pawnbroker -- Peter Pan; or, the Boy who wouldn't grow up -- Planet of the apes -- The Polar Express -- Psycho -- Rashomon -- Real women have curves -- Schindler's Ark -- The servant -- The shape of things to come -- The shining -- Slaughterhouse-five, or the Children't crusde -- Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Tarzan of the apes -- The tin drum (Die Blechtrommel) -- Twenty thousand leagues under the seas -- Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of moonlight and rain) -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or, Life among the lowly -- Watchmen -- Who goes there? -- The witches -- Women in love -- The wonderful wizard of Oz -- The yearling.
Summary: Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children's and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

All the President's men -- The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz -- Being there -- Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ -- Beowulf -- Black like me -- The body -- The body snatchers -- The Bourne identity -- The Canterbury tales -- Catch-22 -- A clockwork orange -- The color purple -- Cotton comes to Harlem -- The Da Vinci code -- Der Prozess -- The devils of Loudun -- The diary of a young girl -- Do androids dream of electric sheep? -- Double indemnity -- Dracula -- Elmer Gantry -- Empire of the sun -- Fahrenheit 451 -- Fifty shades of Grey -- Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus -- The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Goldfinger -- The great Gatsby -- Hamlet -- The handmaid's tale -- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone -- Heart of darkness -- The hound of the Baskervilles -- The Hunger Games -- I am legend -- Imitation of life -- In cold blood -- The Joy Luck Club -- Jurassic Park -- Kiss me deadly -- The last of the Mohicans : a narrative of 1757 -- Les Miserables -- Like water for chocolate -- The little foxes -- The long goodbye -- Lord of the flies -- The lord of the rings : the Fellowship of the Ring -- The Maltese falcon -- The masque of the red death -- Maurice -- Midnight cowboy -- Mildred Pierce -- The motorcycle diaries : notes on a Latin American journey -- The night of the hunter -- Nineteen eighty-four -- No country for old men -- The pawnbroker -- Peter Pan; or, the Boy who wouldn't grow up -- Planet of the apes -- The Polar Express -- Psycho -- Rashomon -- Real women have curves -- Schindler's Ark -- The servant -- The shape of things to come -- The shining -- Slaughterhouse-five, or the Children't crusde -- Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- Tarzan of the apes -- The tin drum (Die Blechtrommel) -- Twenty thousand leagues under the seas -- Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of moonlight and rain) -- Uncle Tom's cabin; or, Life among the lowly -- Watchmen -- Who goes there? -- The witches -- Women in love -- The wonderful wizard of Oz -- The yearling.

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children's and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

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This is volume 1 of what will be an annual dedicated to works that have been made into film. International and independent films are covered as well as Hollywood films. The serial will cover novels, short stories, plays, and graphic novels. Each volume will comprise 80 essays, many of which will include color photos and sidebars describing the work of authors, screenwriters, directors, and so on. Plot summaries are given, as are comparisons between the adaption and the original source. Critical reactions to the work are detailed. Each essay has five discussion questions and a list of further reading. There are some surprises. Entries are listed by book title, which is sometimes not the same as the film title (e.g., the movie Stand by Me was based on the Stephen King novella The Body, which the average reader might not know). The film adaption examined for The Great Gatsby is the Leonardo DiCaprio version, not the classic Robert Redford version. Only the first Harry Potter film adaption is included. Particularly interesting is the Peter Pan essay, which compares the Disney film adaption to the original J. M. Barrie play and novel. Overall the essays are written clearly and have an abundance of information. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers, including high school students. --Van Viator, Nicholls State University

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