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Film Adaptation and Translation

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Author(s): Joanna Paul
Abstract The literature of ancient Greece has long been a source of inspiration for filmmakers, and has been adapted for the screen in a variety of different ways. Although popular judgments may focus on a film’s perceived fidelity to an ancient text, there are many problems associated with this concept, just as there are in the process of linguistic translation from ancient Greek; as such, adaptation and translation may usefully be seen as analogous processes. Films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris (1963) and Pasolini’s works based on Greek tragedy offer particularly int…
Date: 2013-11-01