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Elizabeth Cullingford, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2004

E 344L • Film and Short Story

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32985 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
PAR 201
SLATE

Course Description

This course centers on adaptation of short stories to film as a means of learning the significant differences in the media. Each student will learn through practice to adapt a short story by planning and writing a film script, then visualizing part of a completed film. Short films will illustrate different problems and solutions. There will be three short critical papers analyzing specific adaptations—with revisions for a new grade possible. The final exam will be a 10-page paper.

Grading Policy

Class participation and attendance 25%
Adaptation exercises 45%
Final paper (10 pages) 30%

No extra credit work. No original scripts.

Texts

The American Short Story, (ed. Skaggs), v. 1 and 2
Film, Form and Culture (Kolker)
Class packet at JennÂ’s

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