With 100 concise essays on significant novels and movie adaptations, ranging from classics to contemporary favorites, this new Salem Press title will appeal to students of literature and film, not to mention movie lovers from every walk of life. Each entry provides authoritative information and scholarly analysis with a focus on narrative elements and adaptation strategies. Written by scholars in the field, the essays introduce fundamental concepts in literary and film criticism and address the qualities that are specific to the two media of literature and film. Each entry begins with background and context, then gives an analysis, summary, and suggestions for further reading. The essays address narrative elements like mood, plot, and characterization, exploring the differences between the two genres. Helpful material in the back matter includes a glossary of important terms in literary and film criticism, time line, and introduction to writing about film. These comprehensive, authoritative essays address important film titles including: • Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1943) • The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985) • Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) • The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940) • Hamlet (Sir Laurence Olivier, 1948) • The Kite Runner (Marc Forster, 2007) • Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009) • Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) • The Secret Life of Bees (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008) • Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995) • The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) This reference work brings value to students and teachers at the high school and undergraduate levels, and the essays can be used to complement individual or classroom study. Combining insightful analysis and thoughtful discussion, these analyses provide new ways to examine and develop a deeper understanding of these important works of literature and film. NOVELS INTO FILM Analyses of Adaptations & interpretations NEW! NEW! Novels into Film: Analyses of Adaptations & Interpretations AT A GLANCE • 1 Volume; 400 Pages • Entries Cover Background, Context, Analysis, Summary • Suggestions for Further Reading • Glossary • Timeline • Introduction to Writing About Film September 2018 Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-907-9 Library Price: $185 NEW! Fall 2018 FREE Online Access FREE Critical Surveys of Literature Designed to provide researchers with a comprehensive collection of literary analysis, the Critical Survey series has become a popular choice for high school, academic and public library collections nationwide. “An excellent starting point for those beginning literary research. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal Each volume in this series provides significant, in-depth examination and analysis of a comprehensive collection of authors, dramatists, poets or works within a genre. Much more than a simple plot summary or short biography, these in-depth essays delve into the history, style, theme, importance and critical analysis of each author’s most significant works. Coverage within each theme is broad, profiling important literary figures throughout history and around the world. Readers will uncover a wide range of information critical to the study of these important writers, poets and genres. CRITICAL SURVEYS OF LITERATURE (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! LITERATURE 9