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CANCELLED: From Print to Pictures, the Art of Film Adaptation: More Turning Points

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ClassGraphic In six films and the texts from which they are adapted, we will examine critical choices that determine lives. Our award-winning films will be: David Mamet directs Terrence Rattigan's suspenseful British drama, The Winslow Boy, about a youth expelled from school whose father challenges the case;  Bjorn Runge's film of Meg Wolitzer's novel The Wife, in which an apprehensive Glenn Close accompanies her wayward husband, Jonathan Pryce, on a trip to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize; Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid, an adaptation of Bruce Friedman's bittersweet story, stars Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd in a collapsing marriage; Karel Reitz's film of John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman features Meryl Streep as a mysterious Victorian woman who lures aristocrat Jeremy Irons into a forbidden liaison; Mike Nichols’ Postcards from the Edge is a take on Carrie Fisher's novel of a fraught mother-daughter show business relationship, with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine; Scott Cooper’s Crazy Heart, from Thomas Cobb's novel, features Jeff Bridges in an Academy-Award performance as an aging country singer who makes a comeback. Coordinators provide texts in this 12-week study group, which meets three hours for film viewing, then two hours the following week for discussion.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

500 Davis Center

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



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/29/2023)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/6/2023 - 6/12/2023 Weekly - Mon 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Art Bloom  ; Julie Gordon  ; Lisa D'Angelo 
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