Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-907-9
# of Pages: 416
# of Volumes: 1
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e-ISBN: 978-1-68217-955-0
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Novels Into Film: Adaptations & Interpretations

Editor: D. Alan Dean
September 2018


With 100 concise essays on significant novels and movie adaptations, ranging from classics to contemporary favorites, this title will appeal to students of literature and film, not to mention movie lovers from all walks of life.

Novels Into Film: Analysis & Interpretations offers a unique look at how a story makes its way from the printed page to the screen.

The 100 novels covered in this work represent a wide range of years, genres, and stories. While most of the films in this work have been adapted from full-length novels, some come from novellas, short stories, or plays.

Featured titles include:

  • A Beautiful Mind
  • David Copperfield
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Help
  • Jaws
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • 12 Angry Men

Essays are arranged alphabetically by film title, and each essay offers valuable top matter about both the book (author and date of publication) and the film (year released, director, screenwriter and actors).

The body of the essay is divided into detailed sections—Context, Film Analysis, and Significance—and all signed essays end with Further Reading and Bibliography lists. Each detailed essay is made all the more robust with images, including movie posters, stills from the film, and photographs of actors and directors at work.

The back matter of the volume includes six significant indexes:

  • Index of Print Works by Title
  • Index of Print Works by Author
  • Index of Print Works by Date of First Publication
  • Index of Films by Screenwriter
  • Index of Films by Director
  • Index of Films by Release Date

Additional information includes an introduction that includes which books make the most successful adaptations and why, and significant differences between books and movies, beyond the obvious.

This new work will appeal to both book and film lovers alike, as well as offer serious value to film study curricula.


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