Thursday, March 13, 2014

Words to Film: Adaptations at YOUR Alexandria Campus Library

The Alexandria Campus Library loves film adaptations and you should, too. In this season's feature film display we highlight a selection of works of prose, poetry, and journalism that have been adapted to the screen. Our showcased films and texts represent only a small portion of the estimated sixty-five percent of films that are based on a literary work, but study of our selections will help students to understand the difficulty of translating one form of art into another, the inherent strengths and limitations of various mediums, the role of storytelling in human societies. 

Click here for a list of items on this display

So come explore the relationship between writers and film makers, compare original and derivative works, and maybe discover a new author or director. In the process you can learn what it takes to adapt, successfully.

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