Resources on the transformation of books to movies
March 13, 2006 7:44 AM Subscribe
Looking for books, essays, articles, any resources at all about film's relationship to literature.
posted by meerkatty to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a PhD chapter about film's relationship to literature and vice versa. I know very little about film so have picked up James Monaco's How to Read a Film and Bordwell/Thompson's Film Art: An Introduction. But I'm really looking for information on how the two mediums relate - in particular, what happens when books are turned into films. (Walter Murch & Michael Ondaatje's The Conversations has been somewhat helpful.) I also need resources on the function of documentary films.
So MeFites, whose knowledge base constantly blows my mind, any suggestions? Anything in regard to any of this would be immensely helpful as I'm really starting from scratch here. Thanks!