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From Print to Pictures, The Art of Film Adaptation: The Newsmakers

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CourseGraphic In six films and the texts (provided by coordinators) from which they're adapted, we'll deal with characters who live outside society's mainstream. Our award-winning films are: Carol Reed's Odd Man Out: James Mason stars as an Irish rebel-thief hunted after a daring robbery; Delbert Mann's Separate Tables: David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Deborah Kerr, and Burt Lancaster head an Oscar-winning cast who confront hard truths at an English seaside hotel; Ken Loach's Kes: a lonely, working-class boy finds escape from dreariness when he trains a falcon; Stuart Rosenberg's Cool Hand Luke: Paul Newman is a rebellious prisoner who challenges authority on a chain gang prison farm; Chris and Paul Weitz's About a Boy: Hugh Grant shines as a self-centered London bachelor who learns valuable lessons from a 12-year old misfit; Stephen Chbosky adapts his best-selling novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, about a talented, troubled loner as he navigates the perils and pleasures of high school. Our study group consists of a three-hour session when we first discuss the text, then see the film. The following week is a two-hour discussion of the film's adaptation. Texts consist of one play, a novella and four short novels. No class on 10/09/19 and 11/27/19.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie Gordon2.Art Bloom 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Art Bloom  ; Julie Gordon