Fantasy Fiction into Film: Essays

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Leslie Stratyner, James R. Keller
McFarland, Jan 21, 2015 - Performing Arts - 207 pages
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This work examines the symbolism of fantasy fiction, literal and figurative representation in fantastic film adaptations, and the imaginative differences between page and screen. Essays focus on movies adapted from various types of fantasy fiction--novels, short stories and graphic novels--and study the transformation and literal translation from text to film in the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Howl's Moving Castle, Finding Neverland, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked and Practical Magic.
 

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Contents

Fantasy Fiction into Film Leslie Stratyner and James Keller
1
Scripts for The Lord of the Rings by Zimmerman Boorman and Beagle Janet Brennan Croft
7
Peter Jacksons Film Interpretations of Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Gwendolyn A Morgan
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The Grammar of Middleearth in The Lord of the Rings Robin Anne Reid
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The Transformation of Class Relations in Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings Trilogy Sharon D McCoy
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How Narnia Went from Allegory to Action Flick Megan Stoner
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The Lion the Witch and the Multiplex Paul Tankard
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Tim Burtons New Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Elizabeth Parsons
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Contesting Cultural Narratives in Disneys Mary Poppins Donald Levin
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Hayao Miyazakis Adaptation of Diana Wynne Joness Howls Moving Castle Matt Kimmich
124
The Implications of the Transformation of The Polar Express Eric Sterling
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A Visual Biomythography of James M Barrie Sarah E Maier
150
A Mutable and Transformational Sign Jessica Zebrine Gray
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Alice Hoffmans Practical Magic and Its Hollywood Transformation Kathy Davis Patterson
178
About the Contributors
187
Index
191

Filmic Interpretations of Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory June Pulliam
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Leslie Stratyner, a professor of English at Mississippi University for Women, lives in Columbus, Mississippi. James R. Keller is a professor and chair of the English and Theatre department at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The author or editor of numerous works about popular culture, he lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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