Hollywood and Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Haskell, Molly. “Is it Time to Trust Hollywood?” The New York Times (January 28, 1990): 1, 36-37.

Discussion of the relationship between works of literature and their adapted versions on-screen, noting the importance of judging films as independent works of art.

Kovacs, Lee. The Haunted Screen: Ghosts in Literature and Film. Jefferson: McFarland and Company, Inc. 1999, 181 p.

Collection of essays on ghost stories and their film adaptations from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Leff, Leonard J. “A Thunderous Reception: Broadway, Hollywood, and A Farewell to Arms.Hemingway Review 15, no. 2 (1996): 33-51.

Traces the adaptive history of Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, both on stage and film.

Margolies, Alan. “‘Kissing, Shooting, and Sacrificing’: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Hollywood Market.” In The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Approaches to Criticism, edited by Jackson R. Bryer, pp. 65-73. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1982.

Explores Fitzgerald's relationship with Hollywood screenwriting in the context of his short stories.

Masavisut, Nitaya, George Simson, and Larry E. Smith, eds. Gender and Culture in Literature and Film East and West: Issues of Perception and Interpretation. Honolulu: College of Languages and Literature, University of Hawaii, 1994, 296 p.

Essays focusing on gender and cultural differences as highlighted in various works of Western and Eastern literature and film.

Sconce, Jeffrey. “Narrative Authority and Social Narrativity: The Cinematic Reconstitution of Bronte's Jane Eyre.Wide Angle 10, no. 1 (1988): 46-61.

An analysis of a 1940s adaptation of Jane Eyre, focusing on the ways in which screenwriters adapted the novel to suit contemporary audiences.

Simons, John D., ed. Literature and Film in the Historical Dimension: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1990, 183 p.

Selected essays from a conference focusing on the exploration of the relationship between aspects of history, literature, and film.

Wood, Gary. “Stephen King and Hollywood.” Cinefantastique 21, no. 4 (February 1991): 24-51.

An overview of various film adaptations of Stephen King's works.