Many films are books first. The book and the film tell largely the same story, but they do it in very different ways.
In From Literature to Film, we will explore how writers and filmmakers attempt to depict the same plots, characters, themes, and settings using very different mediums. We will discuss the choices made in translating literature to film, and discuss other solutions that the filmmakers could have used.
Be prepared for an active discussion-based environment! This class is not based on any set curriculum, so the engagement and passion of the students will drive the content.
Note to parents:
- Students will be required to access films that might be available only via DVD or paid streaming only; all books should be available at your local public library.
- The films include PG-13 titles, so parents are advised to register children younger than 13 only if they have sufficient maturity.
- Due to the reading load for this class, it is advised that students start reading as soon as they sign up for the course.
- Films should be watched the week before they will be discussed (a schedule will be released two weeks before the start of class).