The Literary Filmography: Preface, A-L
From the very infancy of the film industry, filmmakers have relied heavily upon literature as the foundation for their movie material. Well-known literary works such as Dickens's ""A Christmas Carol"" and Hawthorne's ""The Scarlet Letter"" were adapted to film in the era, as were such books as Thomas Dixon's Jr.'s ""The Klansman"" basis for the film ""Birth of a Nation"". In recent years, Nick Hornsby's ""About a Boy"" and each of Helen Fielding's ""Bridget Jones's Diary"" novels were the basis for popular movies bearing the same names. A guide to English-language works that have been adapted as theatrical and television films, this volume includes books (both fiction and non-fiction), short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and poems. Entries are arranged alphabetically by literary title with cross-listings for films made under different titles. Each entry includes the original works title, author, year of first publication, literary prizes, and a brief plot summary. Information on film adaptation(s) of the work, including adaptation titles, director, screenwriter, principal cast and the names of the characters they portray, major awards, and availability in the most common formats (DVD, VHS) is also offered.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
20th Century-Fox Academy Award Academy Award nominations Adap Adaptation Alan American Andrew Anne Anthony Art Direction Arthur Award for Best BAFTA Barbara Best Actor Best Actress Best Director Best Film Best Picture Best Screenplay Brian British Bruce Cannes Film Festival Captain Cast Charles Christopher Cinematography Columbia Costume Design Daniel David death Donald Edward Emmy Award falls in love Frank George girl Golden Globe Award Golden Globe nominations Harry Henry Howard Hugh Jack James Jane Jean Joan John Jones Joseph killed King Lady Martin Mary Michael Miller Miniseries murder Musical Score nominations for Best Notes novel Paramount Patrick Paul Peter Philip pseudonym released Richard Robert Scott Screenplay sequel short story shown with subtitles Silent Film Stephen Steve Supporting Actress Susan tation television tion Tony TV Miniseries TV Movie United Artists Walter Warner wife William woman World young