A follow up to the popular first volume of Novels into Film (2018), this new volume adds another 100 significant novels and movie adaptations ranging from classics to contemporary.
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 adaptedfrom full-length novels, some come from novellas, short stories, or plays.
Featured titles include:
- Crazy Rich Asians
- Red Sparrow
- A Wrinkle in Time
- Little Women
- The Native Son
- The Goldfinch
The volume begins with an introduction that includes which books make the most successful adaptations and why, and significant differences between books and movies, beyond the obvious. 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: Print Works by Title, Print Works by Author, Print Works by Date of First Publication, Films by Screenwriter, Films by Director, and Films by Release Date.
The expanded coverage in this new volume will appeal to both book and film lovers alike, as well as offer serious value to film study curricula.