Orlean, Susan. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession. Vintage: 2000
Literature and Film
This subject focuses on a number of literary works and their film adaptations. It explores the relationships between the written word and the visual image, some of the strategic decisions that film-makers must make in adapting a written form for the screen, and some of the strengths and weaknesses of each medium. It places the works in their historical and social contexts, contrasts the production of meaning in books and films, and critically explores the ideological implications of narrative form and focus in each medium.
Pekar. American Splendor: The Life And Times Of Harvey Pekar.
Austen, Jane. Pride And Prejudice.
Spike Jonze (dir.), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay). Adaptation [film]. , 2002
Berman and Pulcini (dirs). American Splendor [film].
. Pride and Prejudice [film].