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Novel to Film

Follow a scene from James's 1877 novel to his 1890 play to Michael Hastings's screenplay to the final scene as filmed. How does James's story change from page to stage to screen?

The death of the Marquis de Bellegarde
This scene, narrated by Mrs. Bread toward the close of the novel, appears at the film's opening.
Novel | Play | Script | Film | Teaching Tools

Newman meets the de Bellegardes
Newman meets Claire de Cintré's family for the first time and learns what he's up against.
Novel | Script | Film | Teaching Tools

Newman and Claire's romance
The careful courting of James's novel transposed into a revealing scene
Novel | Play | Script | Film | Teaching Tools


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