Keith Blay requests:
> I am teaching a course this summer for the first time comparing
> literature to film for seventh and eighth graders (13-14 year olds). I
> am looking for films adapted from stories ( preferably short stories)
> suitable for this age group. with quality adaptions into film. Any
> suggestions or favorites?
AN OCCURANCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE (story by Ambrose Bierce, adapted as
short film) ought to work well
Arthur C. Clarke's THE SENTINEL and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
REAR WINDOW from a story by Cornell Woolrich
Your age group limits some other choices I'd mention, but these ought
to work well.
Although it's a Young Adult novel, NIGHTJOHN by Gary Paulsen was given
a very nice adaptation (for Disney, of all things) by Charles Burnett.
Du Maurier's original version of THE BIRDS should be interesting as
I don't know if it's still in print, but there was a collection adapted
stories, ed. David Wheeler, published by Penguin in 1989, called NO,
BUT I SAW THE MOVIE. Contains the originals of such things as DON'T
LOOK NOW, THE FLY, HIGH NOON, REAR WINDOW, 2001, et al.
Donald Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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