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1 Part 1: Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene ii Image:“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.Definition:
3 Top Box Office Adaptations Jurassic ParkForrest GumpShrekHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHow the Grinch Stole ChristmasJawsBatmanLord of the RingsMrs. DoubtfireThe ExorcistSource: https://www.storymastery.com/articles/26-michael-hauges-rules-for-adaptationJurassic Park Image:Harry Potter Image:
4 2014 Film Adaptations Gone Girl A Most Wanted Man The Monuments Men The GiverNoahDivergentThe Maze RunnerThe Fault in Our StarsMockingjayLone SurvivorTFIOS Image:
5 Your OpinionIf you could write three rules for the adaptation of a literary source to film, what would they be? Be prepared to explain your reasoning.Follow-up Question: What qualities “should” a literary film adaptation have?
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.Source:
7 Effective Adaptations: Respect for sourceKnow what to bring to filmConsider pacing—how long to spend on which scenesStrong actors/ characterizationFlair—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 CharactersWhich shown?Desire/MotivationObstaclesDialogueCostumes/PropsActionsThemesSettingSymbolsLuhrmann version:Zeffirelli version:http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/ /Romeo-and-Juliet-Dancing-1968-Movie-Version-1968-romeo-and-juliet-by-franco-zeffirelli jpg
10 Film Adaptation Analysis Process Brief review of Act I and Act II scene iRead along with audio of Act II scene ii and highlight key parts: Audio LinkChat briefly about major points of scene (consider characters, conflicts, theme)Watch Act II scene ii from Zeffirelli’s film/ take notes as neededAnalyze and evaluate film adaptationAudio: 2:33-11:13Film: (40:15-46:37; 46:55-48:10; 48:33-51:40)
11 Review: Previous Scenes ACT IScene i: Capulets and Montagues fightPrince decrees death for more fightingRomeo 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 partyScene iv: Romeo on way to party—tells friends had nightmare that party would end in his deathScene 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 IIScene i: Romeo jumps into Capulet orchard to escape mockery of friends
12 Film Adaptation Analysis Process Read along with audio of Act II scene ii and highlight key parts: Audio LinkChat briefly about major points of scene (consider characters, conflicts, theme)Watch Act II scene ii from Zeffirelli’s film/ take notes as neededAnalyze and evaluate film adaptationAudio: 2:33-11:13Film: (40:15-46:37; 46:55-48:10; 48:33-51:40)
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
18 Balcony Scene Comparison Part II Emphasized from Original Source NAME:Romeo + Juliet (Luhrmann, 1996)Gnomeo and Juliet (Asbury, 2011)Warm Bodies (Levine, 2013)Emphasized from Original SourceDirector’s Creation(Changed or Added Components)Type of Adaptation (Literal, Faithful, Loose)