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List of Illustrations viii Notes on Contributors ix Preface xiv Acknowledgments xvi 1 Novels, Films, and the Word/Image Wars 1 Kamilla Elliott 2 Sacred Word, Profane Image: Theologies of Adaptation 23 Ella Shohat 3 Gospel Truth? From Cecil B. DeMille to Nicholas Ray 46 Pamela Grace 4 Transecriture and Narrative Mediatics: The Stakes of Intermediality 58 Andre Gaudreault and Philippe Marion 5 The Look: From Film to Novel. An Essay in Comparative Narratology 71 Francois Jost 6 Adaptation and Mis-adaptations: Film, Literature, and Social Discourses 81 Francesco Casetti 7 The Invisible Novelty: Film Adaptations in the 1910s 92 Yuri Tsivian 8 Italy and America: Pinocchio?s First Cinematic Trip 112 Raffaele De Berti 9 The Intertextuality of Early Cinema: A Prologue to Fantomas 127 Tom Gunning 10 Cosmopolitan Projections: World Literature on Chinese Screens 144 Zhang Zhen 11 The Rhetoric of Interruption 164 Allen S. Weiss 12 Visualizing the Voice: Joyce, Cinema, and the Politics of Vision 171 Luke Gibbons 13 Adapting Cinema to History: A Revolution in the Making 189 Dudley Andrew 14 Photographic Verismo, Cinematic Adaptation, and the Staging of a Neorealist Landscape 205 Noa Steimatsky 15 The Devil?s Parody: Horace McCoy?s Appropriation and Refiguration of Two Hollywood Musicals 229 Charles Musser 16 The Sociological Turn of Adaptation Studies: The Example of Film Noir 258 R. Barton Palmer 17 Adapting Farewell, My Lovely 278 William Luhr 18 Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock 298 Richard Allen 19 Running Time: The Chronotope of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 326 Peter Hitchcock 20 From Libertinage to Eric Rohmer: Transcending ?Adaptation? 343 Maria Tortajada 21 The Moment of Portraiture: Scorsese Reads Wharton 358 Brigitte Peucker 22 The Talented Poststructuralist: Hetero-masculinity, Gay Artifice, and Class Passing 368 Chris Straayer 23 From Bram Stoker?s Dracula to Bram Stoker?s ?Dracula? 385 Margaret Montalbano 24 The Bible as Cultural Object(s) in Cinema 399 Gavriel Moses 25 All?s Wells that Ends Wells: Apocalypse and Empire in The War of the Worlds 423 Julian Cornell Index 448

About the Author

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000). Alessandra Raengo is finishing her PhD in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University, where she occasionally teaches. Her dissertation explores race and vernacular social criticism in American culture between 1945 and 1968. Among her publications are The Birth of Film Genres (1999) and The Bounds of Representation (2000), both multilingual volumes edited with Leonardo Quaresima and Laura Vichi.


?This volume stands as a model for consolidating studies of film and literature. It demonstrates that this field of intellectual inquiry, as it has developed over the last 15 years, encompasses the highbrow and the low; first and third world subject matter; issues of audience as well as authorship; and a commitment to interdisciplinarity. This collection will be useful for all kinds of readers: scholars, undergraduates, and all those who take seriously the pleasures provided by movies and novels.? Eric Smoodin, University of California at Davis ?To anyone believing the discussion of novel-into-film had been exhausted a generation ago, A Companion to Literature and Film will come as a welcome surprise. Each of the twenty-five brilliantly argued case studies shows a level of conceptual clarity and interdisciplinary range that is astonishing. Scholars will find that this book bristles with ideas, while newcomers to the debates have an indispensable and expert guide.? Thomas Elsaesser, University of Amsterdam

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