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Classics in Film and Fiction Deborah Cartmell

Classics in Film and Fiction

Deborah Cartmell

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780585426723
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249 pages
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The contributors to this volume negotiate the notion of a classic in film and fiction, exploring the growing interface and the blurring of boundaries between literature and film. Taking the problematic term classic as its focus, the contributorsMoreThe contributors to this volume negotiate the notion of a classic in film and fiction, exploring the growing interface and the blurring of boundaries between literature and film. Taking the problematic term classic as its focus, the contributors consider both canonical literary and film texts, questioning whether classic status in one domain transfers it to another.Classics in Film and Fiction looks at a wide range of texts and their adaptations. Authors discussed are Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Henry James, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Miller, Truman Capote and Lewis Carroll. Book to film adaptations analysed include Jane Eyre, The Crucible, The Tempest and Alice in Wonderland. The collection also evaluates the term classic in a wider context, including a comparison of Joyces Ulysses with Hitchcocks Rear Window. Throughout, the contributors challenge the dichotomy between high culture and pop culture.