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.