Apr 25, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LALL 965 - Literature and Film: From Text to Screen

3 credits
Explores the conceptual and the technical leap between the written text and its transformation to a cinematic text on the screen. The students examine what happens to plot, characterization, bound and free description when a narrative text is converted to an audio-visual presentation. In certain examples, the transformation of narrative structure is from the novel to the screenplay to the finished film. Students gain insights into the relationships between written and filmed dialogue, between written description and cinematic mise-en-scene, between the novel’s omniscient narrator and the film’s voice-over.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103