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Cavallaro, Dani. Anime and the Art of Adaptation: Eight famous works from page to screen. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2010. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-5860-8
BibTeX citation key: Cavallaro2010a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Genji Monogatari", "Grave of the Fireflies", "Romeo and Juliet", Adaptation, Andersen. Hans Christian, Animation, Dumas. Alexandre, Fairy tale, Japan, Literature, Randformen des Comics, Shakespeare. William
Creators: Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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Exploring a selection of anime adaptations of famous works of both Eastern and Western provenance, this book is concerned with appreciating their significance and appeal as independent texts. The author evaluates three aspects of anime adaptation—how anime adaptations develop their original sources in stylistic, aesthetic, and psychological terms; how specific features of the anime medium impact alchemically on the original sources to bring into being imaginative works of an autonomous nature; and which qualities render an adaptation in anime form a distinctly unique artistic creation.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)

1. The Frame of Reference (5)
2. The Nightmare of History. Belladonna of Sadness, Grave of the Fireflies and Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (19)
3. Epic Adventure with a Sci-Fi Twist. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (38)
4. The Fairy Tale Reimagined. The Snow Queen (64)
5. Romance Meets Revolution. Romeo x Juliet (99)
6. A Magical Murder Enigma. Umineko no Naku Koro ni (128)
7. A Tapestry of Courtly Life. The Tale of Genji (146)

Filmography (197)
Bibliography (201)
Index (207)

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