Adaptation: a case in point about adapting films from books

Jetnikoff, Anita (2005) Adaptation: a case in point about adapting films from books. English in Australia, 143.


Reading film 'effectively' is just as complex and skilled as reading 'literature' or printed text and writing about both media is highly complex and needs to be 'learned,' and therefore taught. Films really do need to be seen as texts in their own right, simply because books and films are different mediums, which use different materials for expression. This paper outlines some concerns about using film adaptations in the English curriculum, by examining reading/viewing practices, and offers some strategies for developing cineliteracy in theoretical and practical and terms in the classroom. The film Adaptation will be offered as a case in point.

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ID Code: 1954
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Film/book adaptations, senior film study in English, Film study in English, practical and theoretical approaches to book/film study
ISSN: 0155-2147
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 AATE
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:10

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