Adapted for the Screen : The Cultural Politics of Adaptation in Modern Chinese Fiction and Film, by Deppman, Hsiu-chuang
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- ISBN: 9780824834548 | 0824834542
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/30/2010
This book is the first to put these landmark films in the context of their literary origins and explore how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives and styles for film. Delving equally into the individual approaches of directors and writers, Hsiu-Chuang Deppman initiates readers into the exciting possibilities emanating from the world of Chinese cinema. The seven in-depth studies include a diverse array of forms (cinematic adaptation of literature, literary adaptation of film, auto-adaptation, and non-narrative adaptation) and a variety of genres (martial arts, melodrama, romance, autobiography, documentary drama). Complementing this formal diversity is a geographical range that far exceeds the cultural, linguistic, and physical boundaries of China. The directors represented here also work in the U.S. and Europe and reflect the growing international resources of Chinese-language cinema. Book jacket.