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Sirk and John M. Stahl

Sirk and John M. Stahl

Adaptations and Remakes

Chapter:
(p.193) Chapter Nine Sirk and John M. Stahl
Source:
The Films of Douglas Sirk
Author(s):
Tom Ryan
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0013

Sirk remade three films that were originally directed by John M. Stahl in the 1930s, his versions based on fictions by well-known novelists. This chapter focuses on how the various intersections and divergences between the three versions of “the same story” amount to an implicit dialogue, even a three-way debate, between a novelist and two filmmakers (and their other collaborators) about how best to tell that story.

Keywords:   Adaptation, John M. Stahl, Lloyd C. Douglas, James M. Cain, Fannie Hurst

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