E 344L • Film and Short Story
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
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 adaptationswith revisions for a new grade possible. The final exam will be a 10-page paper.
Class participation and attendance 25%
Adaptation exercises 45%
Final paper (10 pages) 30%
No extra credit work. No original scripts.
The American Short Story, (ed. Skaggs), v. 1 and 2
Film, Form and Culture (Kolker)
Class packet at Jenns