Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling (Paperback)

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Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling is the Second Place Winner in the 2019 International Writers Awards

A vast majority of Academy Award-winning Best Pictures, television movies of the week, and mini-series are adaptations, watched by millions of people globally. Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling examines the technical methods of adapting novels, short stories, plays, life stories, magazine articles, blogs, comic books, graphic novels and videogames from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Written in a clear and succinct style, perfect for intermediate and advanced screenwriting students, Great Adaptations explores topics essential to fully appreciating the creative, historical and sociological aspects of the adaptation process. It also provides up-to-date, practical advice on the legalities of acquiring rights and optioning and selling adaptations, and is inclusive of a diverse variety of perspectives that will inspire and challenge students and screenwriters alike.

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About the Author

Alexis Krasilovsky is professor of Screenwriting and Media Theory and Criticism at California State University Northridge, teaching courses in Screenplay Adaptation and Film as Literature. Krasilovsky is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and was the writer/director of the award-winning global documentaries Women Behind the Camera (2007) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014). She is also the author of Women Behind the Camera: Conversations with Camerawomen (1997), and co-author of Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World (2015). Krasilovsky's narrative film, Blood (1976), was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times as "in its stream-of-consciousness way, more powerful than Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver."Visit Alexis Krasilovsky's website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138949188
ISBN-10: 1138949183
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2017
Pages: 262
Language: English