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

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ClassGraphic In six films and the works from which they are adapted, we will examine critical choices that determine lives. The award-winning films we will discuss include: David Mamet directs Terrence Rattigan's suspenseful British drama, The Winslow Boy, about a youth expelled from school whose father challenges the case; in Bjorn Runge's film of Meg Wolitzer's novel, The Wife, 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, from Bruce Friedman's bittersweet story, stars Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd in a collapsing marriage; Frank Perry's adaptation of John Cheever's story, The Swimmer, stars Burt Lancaster who tries to swim his way home from pool to pool; 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 making a comeback. Coordinators will provide texts in this 12-week study group, alternating three hours for film viewing, then two hours the next week for evaluating the adaptation.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julie Gordon2.Art Bloom 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/5/2023 - 12/5/2023 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Art Bloom  ; Julie Gordon 
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