n Stilet : Tydskrif van die Afrikaanse Letterkundevereniging - Call for papers for stilet.digital issue 32(3) Fliek! Film and/in Afrikaans literature

Volume 30 Number 1-2
  • ISSN : 1013-4573


There are two main reasons why numerous movie releases are still adaptations of literary works. The use of novels or plays as resources for films was initially a method by which the film industry sought to increase the status of the new medium by drawing the attention of fans of “high culture”. Another important reason is economic in nature. Best-selling novels or dramas are often the best advertisement for a movie.

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