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Film and Fiction: Word into Image

 
Somdatta Mandal (Author)
Synopsis Moving pictures in the silent era and moving pictures with recorded sounds after 1927, has been used to tell stories, describe events, imitate human actions, expose problems, and urge reforms. It is not therefore surprising that such uses would provoke speculative comparisons with other major human systems for telling, describing, imitating, exposing and urging – verbal language. The twenty-two essays in this volume deal primarily with the interrelation of the two art forms – fiction and film. An entirely twentieth century phenomenon, this interrelation not only developed a cinematic imagination in novelists, but also added new dimensions to the modernist worldview. Divided under four categories, the essays discuss film and literary narrative theories, analyse different Hollywood genres, speak of individual associations of writers with the ‘liveliest art of the century,’ and also delve into the problems of adapting of individual texts.
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About the author

Somdatta Mandal

Somdatta Mandal teaches at the Department of English & Other Modern European Languages, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. A Fulbright scholar, she has received several scholarships and awards, including the British Council Charles Wallace Trust Scholarship and the Salzburg Seminar Fellowship. She has widely published in journals and books of national and international repute. Among some of her editorial ventures are: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Centennial Tribute (1997); William Faulkner: A Centennial Tribute (1999); The Diasporic Imagination: Asian American Writing (2000); The American Literary Mosaic (co-editor, 2003); the Ernest Hemingway Companion (2003); and Cross-Cultural Transactions in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States (co-editor). Her recent published book is reflections, Refractions and Rejections: Three American Writers and the Celluloid World (2004).

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Bibliographic information

Title Film and Fiction: Word into Image
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8170339170
length xiv+346p., Notes; References; Index; 23cm.