Fitzgerald and Hemingway on Film

A Critical Study of the Adaptations, 1924–2013


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About the Book

A comprehensive guide to all major film adaptations based on the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, this is essential for scholars of American modernism and film studies. The author takes the approach that all visual and printed literature is born from a cycle of celebrity culture, in which authors continually create new works and reconstruct their personal images based on audience reception.
The text includes two dozen reviews of individual films, from the silent era to present-day hits, such as Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby, as well as critical commentary from leading scholars of both modernist literature and film studies.

About the Author(s)

Candace Ursula Grissom has presented on American literature at conferences nationwide. She has taught English at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Candace Ursula Grissom
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7831-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1454-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface: The Ouroboros of Celebrity Authorship and a Six-Question Approach to Film Adaptation Theory 1
One • Screening the American Icarus, Part One: Film Adaptations of Fitzgerald, 1924–1962 9
Two • Screening the American Icarus, Part Two: Film Adaptations of Fitzgerald, 1974–2013 43
Three • Papa’s Grace Under Genre Pressure, Part One: Hollywood Adaptations of Hemingway, 1932–1952 101
Four • Papa’s Grace Under Genre Pressure, Part Two: Hollywood ­Adaptations of Hemingway, 1957–2013 163
Bibliography 235
Index 241

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Recommended”—ARBA
  • “A wealth of information…fascinating details”—The Hemingway Review