Adaptation -- Reading Films Based On Other Sources
FYS 049, CRN 6984
Nick Renkoski
TR 12:30-1:45pm

Adaptation--Reading Films Based on Other Sources examines movies that have been adapted to the screen from other mediums and asks students to critically analyze the works as both movies and as adaptations. The movies will be adapted from media of all kinds from stage plays to operas to literary classics to popular fiction to visual art and the students will be asked to process their thoughts on what challenges lie in adapting certain media and whether or not the movie succeeded both on its own and in honoring its source material. The goal is to have students recognize what is uniquely cinematic and how those aspects can be used to translate and, in some cases, enhance material from other areas.

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