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Narrative Theory and Adaptation (Hardcover) (Jason Mittell)

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Narrative Theory and Adaptation offers a concise introduction to narrative theory in jargon-free language and shows how this theory can be deployed to interpret Spike Jonze's critically acclaimed 2002 filmAdaptation.

Understanding narrative theory is crucial to make sense of the award-winning filmAdaptation. The book explicates, in clear prose for beginners, four key facets important to the narrative theory of film: the distinction between practical vs. critical theory, the role of adaptation, the process of narrative comprehension, and notions of authorship. It then works to unlock Adaptation using these four keys in succession, considering how the film demands a theoretical understanding of the storytelling process. In using this unusual case study of a film, the author makes the case for the importance of narrative theory as a general perspective for filmmakers, critics, and viewers alike.

Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Film Theory in Practice
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Jason Mittell
Language: English
Street Date: April 20, 2017
TCIN: 52392969
UPC: 9781501308383
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3087
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