Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation

February 1, 2012 (Wednesday) / 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Ibrahim Theater, International House , 3701 Chestnut Street

Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation

Faculty Forum

Carolyn Abbate
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Music, Penn

Tim Corrigan
Professor of English and Cinema Studies, Penn

Alex Galloway
Associate Professor of Culture and Communication, NYU

The history of cinema is one of adaptations from other media. Great adaptations are often more innovative and enduring than their sources. Indeed, they compel us to rethink the whole relationship between originals and copies, sources and targets. Our distinguished faculty discuss some of their favorite film adaptations, including those featured in the Adaptations Film Series.