Vision/re-vision: adapting contemporary American fiction by women to film

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 250 pages
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The essays in Vision/Re-Vision analyze in detail ten popular and important films adapted from contemporary American fiction by women, addressing the ways in which the writers' latent or overt feminist messages are reinterpreted by the filmmakers who bring them to the screen, demonstrating that there is much to praise as well as much to fault in the adaptations and that the process of adaptation itself is instructive rather than destructive, since it enriches understanding about both media.

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Whenever literature makes it to the screen, the usual hue and cry of infidelity may be heard, and it echoes here in this collection of essays on contemporary adaptations of women's writing. Most of ... Read full review

Contents

Erasure of Women in Ordinary People
45
Heartburn the Novel Heartburn the Film Heartburn the Result
65
The Balancing Act of Fried Green Tomatoes
193
Copyright

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