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Now A Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations of Literature and Drama Christine Geraghty

Now A Major Motion Picture: Film Adaptations of Literature and Drama

Christine Geraghty

Published October 28th 2007
ISBN : 9780742538214
Paperback
223 pages
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Going beyond the process of adaptation, Geraghty is more interested in the films themselves and how they draw on our sense of recall. While a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our memories and associations with otherMoreGoing beyond the process of adaptation, Geraghty is more interested in the films themselves and how they draw on our sense of recall. While a film reflects its literary source, it also invites comparisons to our memories and associations with other versions of the original. For example, a viewer may watch the 2005 big-screen production of Pride and Prejudice and remember Austens novel as well as the BBCs 1995 television movie. Adaptations also rely on the conventions of genre, editing, acting, and sound to engage our recall elements that many movie critics tend to forget when focusing solely on faithfulness to the written word.