My research aims to fill a gap in studies concerning the relation between cinema and literature. Throughout the twentieth century dynamics of exchange between cinema and literature have occurred in two directions: early and classical cinema have borrowed from literature a huge heritage of themes and narrative solutions; on the other hand, cinema has immediately given back to literature new forms in order to replace the traditional verbal structures, paving the way for more modern literary experiences.
However, whereas the study of the first phenomenon (literature in cinema, especially “adaptations”) has been extensive, we cannot say the same about the influence of cinema on literary forms. Therefore, by following semiotic and narratological methodologies, my research focuses on narrative strategy, the role of the narrator, the articulation of points of view in the texts and cinematic techniques, in order to answer these crucial questions:
- To what extent has cinema influenced written narrative forms?
- In which ways does that influence change the author’s approach to his own work?