Teaching with Film Michelle Onley Pirkle. Teaching with Film “Upgrade” literature or composition course Film Studies (History & Aesthetics course or Adaptation*)

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  • Teaching with Film

    Michelle Onley Pirkle

  • Teaching with Film

    Upgrade literature or composition course

    Film Studies (History & Aesthetics course or Adaptation*)

  • Teaching with Film

    Positive

    Holds attention (entertaining)Different teaching tool Cultural StudiesImages & audio to readSeen as reward

  • Teaching with Film

    Michelle Onley Pirkle

  • Teaching with Film

    Positive

    Holds attention (entertaining)Different teaching tool Cultural StudiesImages & audio to readSeen as reward

  • Teaching with Film

    Negative

    Seen as reward

  • Teaching with Film

    Negative

    Seen as rewardtasty dessert

  • Teaching with Film

    Positive

    Tasty desserthealthy sandwich

  • Teaching with Film

  • Mise en Scne

    Film as Visual Storytelling

  • Mise en Scne

    Camera: angle, lens, filter, shot typeComposition: design, organization Color: dominant, contrast, symbolismActors: position, proximity, body, expressionSetting: place, space, materialsLighting: brightness, contrast,Depth: planes, foregroundbackgroundFraming: tight or looseForm: open or closed, balance

  • Mise en Scne

  • Mise en Scne

    Super 8Director: J. J. AbramsProducer: Stephen Spielberg

  • Mise en Scne

    Giannetti, Louis. Understanding Movies. 12th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2011. Print.

  • Find Ways In

    Duchovatip #2

    Costumes, Screenwriting, MusicHistory, Movie Posters, ActorsCinematography, Theme (ex.: War)Acting Style (ex.: Method Acting), GenreTitles, Choreography, CensorshipSpecial Effects (Technology), Set DesignClass/Gender/SexualityDirector (Auteur Theory)*, Adaptation*

  • Auteur Theory

  • Auteur TheoryDirector as author or auteur of film (patterns of motifs & themes)

    France (1954)Franois Truffaut, Cahiers du Cinma (directors: Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks)

    U. S.Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice

    Controversial (Pauline Kaelcollaboration)

  • Adaptation Studies

  • Adaptation Studies

  • Adaptation Studies

    BOOKF I L M

  • Levels of Adaptation

    Literal: word-for-word

    Faithful: captures spirit

    Loose: little resemblance

  • Adaptation Studies

    FilmNovelShort storyVideo Game Board GameComic bookToyHistorical EventPersonSongPainting

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelitySea of Intertextuality

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelitySea of Intertextuality

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelitySea of Intertextuality

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelitySea of Intertextuality

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelitySea of Intertextuality

  • Adaptation Studies at a CrossroadsThomas Leitch (2008)

    Swamp of FidelityAdaptation 1.1 (2008): 63-77Sea of Intertextuality(Bakhtin no single source)

  • Approaches to Adaptation

    The medium is the message.

    Marshall McLuhan (1964)

  • Approaches to Adaptation

    What Novels Can Do That Films Can't (And Vice Versa)

    Seymour Chatman(1980)

  • Approaches to Adaptation

    What Novels Can Do That Films Can't (And Vice Versa)

    Seymour Chatman(1980)

    AffordancesNovel FilmAsserts PresentsDescribes DepictsFocus Overspecification

  • Approaches to Adaptation

    What Novels Can Do That Films Can't (And Vice Versa)

    Seymour Chatman(1980)

    AffordancesNovel FilmName music Play musicReader controls time Director controls time

  • Teaching with Film

  • Teaching with Film

    Positive

    Tasty desserthealthy sandwich

  • Teaching with Film

    Film Sandwich

    Introduction (director, cultural context, focus)Handout (info & questions over form & content)Film presentation (the chicken!)Written assignmentDiscussion (groups & full class)

  • Adaptation Studies

    BOOKF I L M

  • AdaptationIntro (1)

    19632009

  • AdaptationIntro (1)

    196019811970

  • Maurice Sendak

    196019811970

  • Spike Jonze200319992002

  • AdaptationHandout (2)

    QuestionsInformationImages

  • AdaptationPresentation (3)

    Opening Scenes18 minutes

  • AdaptationWriting (4)

    Class answers question(s)Each group answers question (s)

  • AdaptationDiscussion (5)

    Each group discusses question(s)Class discusses question(s)

  • Teaching with Film

    Michelle Onley Pirkle