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CANCELLED From Print to Pictures, the Art of Film Adaptation: Reel Law

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In six films and the texts from which they’re adapted, we’ll examine what’s legal or illegal, who’s guilty and who’s not. The award winning films are: Sidney Lumet’s Twelve Angry Men: Henry Fonda stars as the lone man who tries to convince 11 other jurors to reconsider their guilty verdict; Fred Zinneman’s A Man for all Seasons: Paul Scofield, as Sir Thomas More, challenges Henry VIII (Robert Shaw), who breaks with the Pope over his royal divorce; Sidney Lumet returns to court with The Verdict: Paul Newman, as a washed-up lawyer, attempts a comeback against long odds; Barbet Schroeder’s Reversal of Fortune: Jeremy Irons is Claus von Bulow, accused of attempted murder of his socialite wife, Sunny (Glenn Close); Joe Schumacher’s The Client: Susan Sarandon is a canny, caring lawyer who tries to defend and protect an 11-year-old boy whose knowledge makes him a target for both the Feds and the Mob; Francis Ford Coppola directs The Rainmaker: Matt Damon is an idealistic young lawyer who exposes corruption in a southern town. 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 are provided by the coordinators and consist of two plays and four short books.

Note: This study group meets for 12 weeks, starting on 03/04/20


Class Details

12 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Lisa D'Angelo2.Julie Gordon3.Art Bloom 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2020 - 5/20/2020 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Art Bloom  ; Julie Gordon  ; Lisa D'Angelo