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1 Part 1: Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene ii “Balcony Scene” Film Adaptation Analysis

2 Activate Your Thoughts! Literary Adaptation is the act of adapting a literary work (novel, story, play, etc.) to another genre/medium (video game, film, play, etc.). Think of a book you’ve read that has been adapted into a film. Would you say the film was an effective/ successful adaptation of that book? ◦ Why or why not? Give specific details.

3 Jurassic Park Forrest Gump Shrek Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jaws Batman Lord of the Rings Mrs. Doubtfire The Exorcist Top Box Office Adaptations

4 2014 Film Adaptations Gone Girl A Most Wanted Man The Monuments Men The Giver Noah Divergent The Maze Runner The Fault in Our Stars Mockingjay Lone Survivor

5 Your Opinion If you could write three rules for the adaptation of a literary source to film, what would they be? Be prepared to explain your reasoning.

6 Literary Adaptation Types ◦ Literal: A film adaptation in which the dialogue and the actions are preserved more or less intact. ◦ Faithful: A film adaptation based on a literary or other original source which captures the essence of the original, often by using cinematic equivalents for specific literary techniques. ◦ Loose: A film adaptation in which only a superficial resemblance exists to the original source.

7 Effective Adaptations: Respect for source Know what to bring to film Consider pacing—how long to spend on which scenes Strong actors/ characterization Flair—camera angles, cinematic effects, etc. Consider: Films are their own works of art as both adaptation AND creation.

8 Elements of Adaptations to Consider in an Analysis Characters ◦ Which shown? ◦ Desire/Motivation ◦ Obstacles Dialogue Costumes/Props Actions Themes Setting Symbols

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10 Film Adaptation Analysis Process 1. Brief review of Act I and Act II scene i 2. Read along with audio of Act II scene ii and highlight key parts: Audio LinkAudio Link Chat briefly about major points of scene (consider characters, conflicts, theme) 3. Watch Act II scene ii from Zeffirelli’s film/ take notes as needed 4. Analyze and evaluate film adaptation

11 Review: Previous Scenes ACT I ◦ Scene i: Capulets and Montagues fight  Prince decrees death for more fighting  Romeo in love with Rosaline (doesn’t love him) ◦ Scene ii: Capulet lets Paris court daughter (Juliet)  Romeo invited to party at Capulet’s house (by accident) ◦ Scene iii: Juliet supposed to see if she likes Paris at party ◦ Scene iv: Romeo on way to party—tells friends had nightmare that party would end in his death ◦ Scene v: Romeo and Juliet meet at party and kiss—soon they discover identity of each other by Nurse (she didn’t see them kiss) ACT II ◦ Scene i: Romeo jumps into Capulet orchard to escape mockery of friends

12 Film Adaptation Analysis Process 2. Read along with audio of Act II scene ii and highlight key parts: Audio LinkAudio Link Chat briefly about major points of scene (consider characters, conflicts, theme) 3. Watch Act II scene ii from Zeffirelli’s film/ take notes as needed 4. Analyze and evaluate film adaptation

13 Film Adaptation Analysis & Evaluation How are the characters costumed and made-up? What does their clothing or makeup reveal about their social standing, ethnicity, nationality, gender, or age? How do costume and makeup convey character? What is illuminated, what is in the shadow? How does the lighting scheme shape our perception of character, space, or mood? How is dialogue and silence used in the film? What did the film emphasize from the text? Does the adaptation capture the novel’s formal elements: the theme, characterization, style, tone, and plot of the novel? Is the adaptation literal, faithful, or loose? Is this film version effective? Why or why not?

14 Part 2: Balcony Scene Analysis Romeo + Juliet, Gnomeo and Juliet, Warm Bodies

15 Romeo + Juliet (1996)

16 Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

17 Warm Bodies (2013) Warm Bodies (2013)

18 Balcony Scene Comparison Part II NAME: Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996) Gnomeo and Juliet (Asbury, 2011) Warm Bodies (Levine, 2013) Emphasized from Original Source Director’s Creation (Changed or Added Components) Type of Adaptation (Literal, Faithful, Loose)


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