Hi everyone glad to have joined as it all looks very interesting !
I've been struggling to understand the meaning of the phrase "Classical Adaptation" that I read recently where it relates to making a film out of a classical work of modern fiction. All I've managed to find is a short article in Wiki which has left me even more high and dry, so if someone could possibly kindly put the Wiki extract below into something a little easier to understand I'd be very grateful indeed.
Unable to post URL so please enter "Film Adaptation" into Google and it's the top entry below the pictures. Scroll down to "Elision and interpolation" and it's the third paragraph which commences as below....
Many thanks in advance
"As Sergei Eisenstein pointed out in his landmark essay on Charles Dickens, films most readily adapt novels with externalities and physical description: they fare poorly when they attempt the Modern novel and any fiction that has internal monologue or, worse, stream of consciousness..... "/I]