Edited collections

Cinema & Fiction: New Modes of Adapting, 1950-1990

Edited by John Orr and Colin Nicholson
Edinburgh University Press, 1992

Includes articles by John Orr:
Introduction: Proust, the movie
The Trial of Orson Welles

The question of how modern fiction is transformed into narrative cinema is of perennial interest to film buffs and to all students of cinema Cinema and Fiction offers close textual readings of both the literary and film narratives in question. Particular attention is given to contrasting treatment in the American and European cinema, to the key role of politics, horror and science fiction in recent adaptations, and to the wider question of media transference in contemporary culture.