John Orr (essay date 1992)
SOURCE: Orr, John. “Introduction: Proust, the Movie.” In Cinema and Fiction: New Modes of Adapting, 1950-1990, edited by John Orr and Colin Nicholson, pp. 1-9. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1992.
[In the following essay, Orr compares literature and film, characterizing the relationship between the two mediums as somewhat symbiotic and usually mutually beneficial.]
In film history from 1930 onwards cinema and fiction have always closely intertwined, not only in the United States but throughout Europe and the rest of the world. Hollywood produced a set of classic adaptations in its classic period—Anna Karenin, Madame Bovary, Jane Eyre,...
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