Adaptation essay



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FILM AS LITERATURE- Name__________________________________


ADAPTATION ESSAY
Over the past few weeks, we have seen some film adaptations of popular works of literature, including The Wizard of Oz, Hunger Games, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Shawshank Redemption. YOUR TASK will be to read a book and watch its film adaptation, and then write a comparison/contrast essay analyzing how well the book was brought to film.
RUBRIC:
Author/screenwriter/director information is given _____/10
You effectively compare at least THREE aspects of the book/film

(ex: plot, characters, etc.) _____/15


You analyze how at least THREE techniques were used by the filmmaker to bring the work

to the screen in a way that honored the integrity of the book/story (ex: set, soundtrack) _____/15


You reference at least THREE specific and relevant scenes/quotes/plot points from

the literary work to analyze the transition from text to film. _____/30


Format: Your essay is TYPED in 12 point font, with 1” margins. _____/10
Your essay has a well-developed introduction and conclusion. _____/20

TOTAL _____/100

Comments:

*You may use a book/movie that we used in class, or one of your own. Some suggestions:

The Notebook, If I Stay, Holes, Narnia, Harry Potter, High Fidelity, The Fault in our Stars, The DaVinci Code, The Crucible, Twilight, The Great Gatsby, V for Vendetta, The Help, etc.
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