Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 7, 2003 - Performing Arts - 302 pages
The relationship between books and film has been one of the key topics of cinema studies. Much of this criticism, however, has been inherited from eighteenth-century debates on poetry and painting and thus has fostered false and limiting paradigms in which words and pictures are opposed. Rethinking the Novel/ Film Debate historicizes and critiques the central paradigms of this debate. Testing theory against practice, and uncovering the hidden agendas, Kamilla Elliot creates new critical models that can be applied to the novel/ film issue in an effort to transform the field for future inquiry.
 

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Contents

The Celluloid Laoco÷n
11
Categorizing AnalogiesAnalogizing Categories
26
Prose at the Pictures
50
Film Language
77
Cinematic NovelsLiterary Cinema
113
Literary Cinema and the FormContent Debate
133
The Ventriloquist Concept of Adaptation
143
The Genetic Concept of Adaptation
150
The Trumping Concept of Adaptation
173
Conclusion
181
Adaptation and the Literalized Analogy
188
Adaptation and the Structural Analogy
194
Adaptation and Psychoanalytic Analogy
205
Prefatory ConclusionsConcluding Prefaces
241
Works Cited
277
Index
295

The DeRecomposing Concept of Adaptation
157

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