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Acting Real: Cinema, Stage, and the Modernity of Performance in Chinese Silent Film  

Jason McGrath

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
Online publication date:
Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
This chapter examines the critical discourse on acting in early Chinese cinema, and particularly the ways in which the contrast of film acting with stage acting exemplified broader ... More

Adaptation and Fidelity  

David T. Johnson

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 5 is an introduction to one of the most contentious concepts in adaptation studies: fidelity, or the idea that a given aesthetic object—traditionally, in adaptation studies, a ... More

Adaptation and History  

Defne Ursin Tutan

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 33 argues that all historical representations are radically adaptive and that the ways in which they are conceived and perceived tell us more about the present than about the past ... More

Adaptation and Illustration: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach  

Kate Newell

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Illustrations in illustrated editions are rarely theorized as adaptations in the field of adaptation studies. Chapter 27 attempts to redress that oversight by examining the disciplinary ... More

Adaptation and Interactivity  

Kyle Meikle

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
In recent years, the novel/film debate of adaptation studies yore has given way to another binary between old media and new, one in which adaptation scholars posit apps and videogames as ... More

Adaptation and Intermediality  

Lars Elleström

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 29 investigates the relation between adaptation and intermediality and makes the case that adaptation studies would profit from a broad intermedial research context. It discusses ... More

Adaptation and Opera  

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
The tried and tested, not the new and original, became the norm early in the over-400-year history of opera, the Ur-adaptive art: because opera is a costly art form to produce, misjudging ... More

Adaptation and Revision  

Keith Wilhite

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 37 uses the process of revision—revisiting the ideas of oneself or others in order to produce a new response—to explore the relations between adaptation studies and academic ... More

Adaptation as “Transcultural Mimesis” in Japanese Cinema  

Michael Raine

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
Online publication date:
Mar 2014
Subject:
Literature, Film
This essay focuses on the topic of “adaptation” to argue that Japanese cinema has been less bound by traditional culture than by low culture in general, and Hollywood film in particular. ... More

Adaptation in Bollywood  

Lucia Krämer

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 14 examines the role of adaptation as both genre and practice in contemporary Hindi mainstream cinema, with reference to Indian film history and adaptation in Hollywood. In ... More

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