Film and Literature: the process of transposition

Alaa L. Alnajm


The present study examines how literature and film are interrelated. It shows that some writers and novelists have inspired by the works of cinema particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century.  Adaptation has been utilized to stress on realizing the strategy used by narrative and film. We have seen how the theory of intertextuality persists that text cannot exist as a self-sufficient whole. Literature needs words to express about feelings and issues of community, cinema needs devices and techniques to be applied to produce film to be closer to audience and people.

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