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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
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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
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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
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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

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May 2017
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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
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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

Adaptation in Theory and Practice: Mending the Imaginary Fence  

Mary H. Snyder

Print publication date:
May 2017
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Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Chapter 6 aims to navigate the distance between practitioners who write adaptations and scholars who write about adaptations. Screenwriters and adaptation scholars perform a similar ... More

Adaptation Theory and Adaptation Scholarship  

Kamilla Elliott

Print publication date:
May 2017
Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Adaptation studies and adaptation scholars have persistently been faulted for theoretical failure. Developing the argument that this critique is the fallout of a dysfunctional relationship ... More

Adaptation XXX  

I.Q. Hunter

Print publication date:
May 2017
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Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Pornographic adaptations—erotic parodies of mainstream films—have long been dismissed from critical notice as much because of their allegedly slapdash adaptation strategies as because of ... More

Against Conclusions: Petit Theories and Adaptation Studies  

Thomas Leitch

Print publication date:
May 2017
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Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
Adaptation scholars have long debated the proper relationship between theory and practice in adaptation studies. This essay considers the claims of theory and practice, examines the ways ... More

Aligning Adaptation Studies with Translation Studies  

Laurence Raw

Print publication date:
May 2017
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Apr 2017
Subject:
Literature, Film
The relationship between translation and adaptation has remained problematic despite the appearance of two books on the subject. The difficulty lies in understanding how both terms are ... More

Along the Riverrun: Cinematic Encounters in Tsai Ming-Liang’s  

Carlos Rojas

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
Tsai Ming-liang’s 1997 film The River features one of the most challenging scenes in contemporary Chinese cinema: a graphically sexual encounter in a dark bathhouse between two men who ... More

American Literary Naturalism and Film Noir  

Jeff Jaeckle

Print publication date:
Mar 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
One of the major expressions of American literary naturalism occurred in the cycle of Hollywood films made during the 1940s and 1950s commonly referred to as film noir. These films revisit ... More

Animation  

Paul Wells

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
This chapter is a chronological overview of some of the key developments in science fiction animated films, using the concept of the “thick text” as a way of understanding how the specific ... More

Art, Politics, and Internationalism: Korean War Films in Chinese Cinema  

Wang Ban

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
Focusing on two Korean War films, this chapter traces the development of aesthetic forms in relation to geopolitics and revolutionary ideology from the 1950s through the eve of the ... More

Asian Film and Digital Culture  

Gina Marchetti

Print publication date:
Sep 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Literature, Film
This article looks at how the digital culture has transformed Asian films and the Asian film industry. It shows that the Asian connections with the digital have been slowly changing the ... More

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