Create an analytical project utilizing critical analysis as well as comparison/contrast methods. Your judgment of the overall merits of the novel and the film can be included, but this should not be the focus of your analysis. Analyze the overall success of the film adaptation.
Consider how the movie differs from the novel, if at all; how the director and actors chose to represent its characters and key issues; and what the movie adaptation suggests about its audience and the culture at the time and place it was adapted (vs. the date of the novel’s publication). Is the screen-play faithful to the original text? Do the filmmakers complicate or complement the story line through the use of special effects, flashbacks, recurring image motifs, or other visual or sound techniques?
You may choose to compare the stories (which are often drastically edited in the films), the imagery of the author’s words with the cinematography of the film, the sensory details of the book with the sound design of the film, and your personal reaction to the tone/mood of each, as well.
The article here might help you figure out how to get started: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0JE5wgXPucGVnpXNGtTU3RpLUk/view?usp=sharing
The analysis may be completed in a variety of formats, but keep in mind that it is your FINAL EXAM, worth 20% of your grade, and will be graded holistically, meaning that your grade for this assignment is determined by your success in meeting the criteria on this page Submit it early for feedback in order to insure that you get the grade you want!
- The Heart – Structural Elements
Your thesis statement makes an original claim and gives your analysis direction; you organize your response skillfully; the overall analysis flows from idea to idea (transitions) and relates directly to your thesis, retaining focus.
- The Brain – Critical Analysis
- Nuts & Bolts – Presentation mechanics and formatting
TURN IN YOUR READING GUIDE, VIEWING GUIDE, & VENN DIAGRAM WITH YOUR FINAL EXAM PROJECT.