The Literature/Screen Debate: an Overview

  • Robert Giddings
  • Keith Selby
  • Chris Wensley
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This chapter provides an overview of the critical debate concerning the transfer of novels into television and film drama. The major issues are outlined and discussed, with particular reference to the adaptation or dramatization1 of prose fiction into the medium of film and television. The majority of the issues discussed refer equally to film and television, since the concern is generally with the ‘visualization’ of the prose text; however, certain differences between the two visual media will become evident.


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  • Robert Giddings
  • Keith Selby
  • Chris Wensley

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