Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 1410338436
  • ISBN-13: 9781410338433
  • DDC: 791.436
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 449 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Books to Film will cover literary adaptations in four main categories: Classic Literature; Contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

Features and Benefits

  • A-Z arrangement, including sidebar/portfolio feature on 25-30 subjects.
  • Illustrations.
  • Indexes for Title (including alterative titles), people (director, key cast, author, screenwriter), subjects.
  • Glossary of terms.
  • Each entry will be approximately 2,000 words and include a Bibliography, Further Reading, and a Related Viewing list, as well as Study/Discussion questions to spark further exploration of the works and processes presented.
  • Photos will accompany every entry and sidebar.

What's New

  • All new entries.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410338428 | ISBN-13: 9781410338426


This volume, the first of an annual series on the topic, aims to provide a standard reference work for the fields of literary studies and film… A great guide for film and literary studies. Recommended.

— Bradford Lee Eden

Overall the essays are written clearly and have an abundance of information. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers, including high school students.

— V. Viator

Table of Contents

All the President’s Men.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
Being There.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Black Like Me.
The Body.
The Body Snatchers.
The Bourne Identity.
The Canterbury Tales.
A Clockwork Orange.
The Color Purple.
Cotton Comes to Harlem.
The Da Vinci Code.
Der Prozeß.
The Devils of Loudun.
The Diary of a Young Girl.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Double Indemnity.
Elmer Gantry.
Empire of the Sun.
Fahrenheit 451.
Fifty Shades of Grey.
Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Great Gatsby.
The Handmaid’s Tale.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Heart of Darkness.
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Hunger Games.
I Am Legend.
Imitation of Life.
In Cold Blood.
The Joy Luck Club.
Jurassic Park.
Kiss Me Deadly.
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757.
Les Misérables.
Like Water for Chocolate.
The Little Foxes.
The Long Goodbye.
Lord of the Flies.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
The Maltese Falcon.
The Masque of the Red Death.
Midnight Cowboy.
Mildred Pierce.
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey.
The Night of the Hunter.
Nineteen Eighty-Four.
No Country for Old Men.
The Pawnbroker.
Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.
Planet of the Apes.
The Polar Express.
Real Women Have Curves.
Schindler’s Ark.
The Servant.
The Shape of Things to Come.
The Shining.
Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Tarzan of the Apes.
The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel).
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas.
Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain).
Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
Who Goes There?
The Witches.
Women in Love.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The Yearling.