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The Exploitative Adaptation

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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...Almost any text, whether literary or cultural artifact, can be rewritten or appropriated through public consumption or by an individual artist. Adaptations can change dramatically from original sources to their finished, or secondary...

Appropriation

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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...The “theft” of previously available artistic works, cultural artifacts, historical data, or biographical information, whether in performance or as a published piece, has been a common practice of creative endeavor, whether in filmmaking...

Bibliography

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Filmography *batteries not included (1987), [Film] Dir. Matthew Robins, USA: Amblin Entertainment. 633 Squadron (1968), [Film] Dir. Walter Grauman, UK: Mirsch Films. A Study in Pink (2010), [TV Programme] BBC1. A Study in Terror (1965...

Introduction

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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...Film adaptations of previously published or existent material, from novels, stories, and plays to less “suitable” material such as operas, other films, biography, or history, have been an essential aspect of film history since the silent...

Why Avant-Garde?

William Verrone

William Verrone is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature at the University of North Alabama. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from Disney to Nick Cave and from Terry Gilliam to Ken Russell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation and the Avant-Garde : Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Continuum, 2011

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...Avant-garde films have more often than not been relegated to the margins of film history. Any comprehensive film history text will cover avant-garde film, but the amount of information provided is usually a chapter (if one is lucky...

The Human Element

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Having read for plot, we can now read for character. If narrative events form the body of a story, then character is its heart and soul. For the story to have any meaning we must understand the significance it has for the characters. It’s...

Introduction

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This book is particularly intended for screenwriters looking to start on adaptation. It aims to guide the reader through the process, from first impulse to first draft and beyond. This book is also for those with a general interest...

Adapting Hardy: A Case Study

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter represents the culmination of the process of adaptation. Here the screenwriter has taken the short story “The Withered Arm”, by Thomas Hardy, and adapted it as a piece of short screen drama. The short story is available online,...

Adaptations from Contemporary Literature

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching, Jeff has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alternative Scriptwriting : Beyond the Hollywood Formula

Focal Press, 2013

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... Adaptations from Contemporary Literature I t is a commonplace that literary fi ction that depends on internal voice or that is highly stylized does not translate well into a mainstream fi lm. This is because these literary techniques...

Developing the script

Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at York St John University, with research interests including screenwriting, prose fiction, radio drama, popular music, the practice of film production, short film production and distribution, narratology and the theory and practice of comedy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Marland

John Marland is a Senior Lecturer in Literature Studies at York St John University with twenty years of experience using adaptation as an educational tool across a range of the arts and humanities subjects including Literature, Creative Writing and Film & TV Production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptation for Screenwriters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter draws together the practical advice about the adaptation of prose to screen. It deals with generic questions, tips and pointers. It considers some of the key decisions to be made before starting the process of adaptation...