Readership: Students in courses that deal with film and literature, film genres, and film history; scholars of film studies and literature, especially those with an interest in adaptation; readers of Film Comment, Cineaste, Screen, Adaptation, Cinema Journal, and Film Quarterly.
Edited by Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Film, University of Pittsburgh, Kathleen Murray, and Rick Warner
Colin MacCabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film, University of Pittsburgh and Professor of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the editor of Critical Quarterly and the author of several books, including The Butcher Boy (2007), T.S. Eliot (2006), Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy (2003), The Eloquence of the Vulgar (1998) and James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word (1978, second ed. 2002).
He has produced or executive produced more than 10 feature films and more than 30 hours of television documentaries on the history of the cinema (for the British Film Institute and Minerva Pictures).
Kathleen Murray is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her M.A. in Media Studies from New School University in 2003.
Rick Warner is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of articles on New Taiwan Cinema, relations between "old" and "new" media, the films of Chris Marker, and the video projects of Jean-Luc Godard.
"It is not too much to say that this book is simply ground-breaking, easily and by far the best book on this important subject, and one that should be required reading of all film and literature students." - Lee Grieveson, University College London
"True to the Spirit revives adaptation as a key conceptual framework for understanding cinema's intricate political and aesthetic dialogues-and disagreements-with works in other media. This is a generous book: it addresses a surprising range of films and texts, and will foster the creativity of its readers through its expansive, historically detailed case studies." - Karla
Oeler, Emory University
Bazinian Adaptation: The Butcher Boy as Example
1.: The Economies of Adaptation
2.: Literary Appropriation and Translation in Early Cinema: Adapting Gerhardt
Hauptmann's Atlantis in 1913
3.: Hearts of Darkness: Joseph Conrad and Orson Welles
4.: Max Ophuls's Auteurist Adaptations
5.: To Have and Have Not: An Adaptive System
6.: Happier with Dreams: Constructing the Lisbon Girls through Nondiegetic Sound in
The Virgin Suicides
7.: Universalizing a Nation and the Adaptation of Trainspotting
8.: Getting Away with Homage: The Alternative Universes of Ghost World
9.: Indexing an Icon: T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom and David Lean's
Lawrence of Arabia
10.: Shades of Horror: Fidelity and Genre in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining
Jarrell D. Wright
11.: Contempt Revisited: Godard at the Margins of Adaptation
Adaptation as a Philosophical Problem
Notes on Contributors