Carnegie Mellon University

Vanity Fair: A Study in Adaptation

Exhibit by Posner Center intern, Deanna M. Mulye
Spring 2007

Critics and viewers alike thought that Mira Nair’s 2004 film Vanity Fair was not faithful enough to William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel.  Adaptation is not a direct translation of material, but rather a reshaping that retains a number of qualities from the original work. This exhibit considered the merits of Nair's Vanity Fair as a work of art in its own right, reflecting a literary source.

Vanity Fair title pageVanity Fair DVD cover

Images: Posner Memorial Collection, Amazon