Annotated: Literature and Cambridge University Press Essay

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Davis, J M. "How Graphic Can a Mystery Be?" World Literature Today: a Literary Quarterly of the University of Oklahoma. 81.4 (2007): 7-9. Print. Davis wrote an article for the quarterly literary article for Oklahoma State University. The piece entitled “How Graphic Can a Mystery Be?” discusses the transformation of crime novels to film. The article mainly focuses on graphic crime novels, however it pertains to “The girl with the Dragon Tattoo” on how to showcase crime story plots onto the silver screen. Davis observes the fact that visual effects make any crime scene more vivid and graphic then simply reading about it. The article reminds us that part of the allure to any crime or suspense novel is the images you can create in your head, and how this changes the affect on the audience. Davis acknowledges that much can be lost from novel to screen, but that many crime novels can be successful across cultures for they have a more universal plot then other genres.
Gant, Charles. "The Film That Broke Rules." Sight & Sound. 20.5 (2010). Print. Grant composed an article discussing the success of the novel and movie on a global scale and what contributed to the films successful adaptation. The author focuses on the success particularly in Britain and how the book was marketed into a well-received film. The article addressed how the film was kept in the original Swedish version as to not distract from native language of the books. Grant reminded readers of the huge success of the franchise. Grant further observed that in UK (where the article was written) it was hard to go anywhere without seeing someone read the book. This helped the success of the film that there was a large audience for it. The article was published in “Sight & Sound”, an international magazine.
McFarlane, B. (2007). Reading Film and Literature. In D Cartwell & I. Whelehan (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (15-28). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Brian McFarlane wrote a chapter for an edited book compiled by the Cambridge University Press about literature being made into movies. McFarlane addressed the topic of adapting literature to film in a general overview sense with many examples of films rendered from novels or plays. He…