This item novel to film an introduction to the theory of adaptation by brian mcfarlane paperback 5283 only 1 left in stock order soon ships from and sold by u pick 457 shipping novels into film by george bluestone paperback 2657 in stock ships from and sold by wordery specialist. This 1996 text has apparently become essential reading for anyone interested in the theory of adaptation i am in that category and have found it really useful providing models for a variety of novels and films. Novel to film an introduction to the theory of adaptation oxford clarendon 1996 viii 279 pages many film directors avoid the problem of having to create ex nihilo by finding a scriptwriter to adapt a book rather than dream up an entirely new story this has certain advantages there is a ready made plot and more or less rounded. The more one considers the phenomenon of adaptation of novel into film the whole history of the reliance on the novel as source material for the fiction film the more one is drawn to consider the central importance of 29 ibid 224 30 ibid 226. It wasnt as good as the book this is the response to many a film adaptation and even the starting point of many film reviews this book offers the first systematic theoretical account of the process by which the great and not so great works of literature are transformed into the good bad sometimes ugly but always distinctive medium of cinema
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