Analyzing Film and Drama

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DISCUSSIONS: Your contributions should be thoughtfully developed. Answer all parts of the question and use concepts from the course materials. Use a professional style of communication, with attention to grammar, spelling, and typos; cite your sources. Choose ONE of the following options for a play and a corresponding film adaptation, and address the following question in no more than 300 words. You might have to rent the film or find it on an online streaming service.OPTION 1: Read Romeo and Juliet and watch one of the following adaptations: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), Chicken Rice War (2000), Romeo Must Die (2000), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Romeo and Juliet(1968), Romeo and Juliet (1966), West Side Story (1961), Romeo and Juliet (1954), Romeo and Juliet (1936). OPTION 2: Read The Taming of the Shrew and watch one of the following adaptations: Deliver Us from Eva (2003), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Taming of the Shrew (1967), McLintock! (1967), Kiss Me Kate (1953), You Made Me Love You (1933).Now, for the play/film pair that you chose, address all parts of this question.Clearly identify a scene from the written play that also appear in the film (however loosely) that you think are significant to the overall story, and explain why.Offer an assessment of how well you think the film portrayed the scene. In other words, was the film’s portrayal of the scene effective or ineffective? Why?Use at least two of the terms and concepts from Discussion 5.1 that you or your classmates posted to explain why the scene portrayed in the film was effective or ineffective. For example, perhaps the film used specific music and lighting in a scene to effectively emphasize the tension of the scene. Underline or bold the vocabulary, concept or technique you use as an interpretative tool in your post. Finally, give your overall opinion about how a theme of this play translates to our contemporary world and why you think this play has had so many film adaptations.


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