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Investigate the adaptation of a book to the medium of film.

Select one of the books from the list below or a suitable book of your own choice that has been adapted either to the cinema or to television. Read the book of your choice carefully. Presentation Format: A website, an E-book (look at Resources to find out how), a movie, a radio broadcast or podcast, a series of 6-8 blogs. Book Response: Which genre does the book you read fall under? Who are the main characters? What did you like or dislike about each one? Brief synopsis of the story (200 words) Which scenes were the most memorable for you? Why? What kinds of issues or problems are raised in the book? How did the author keep your interest? Think about the pace of the story, the events that are told, or just talked about, the language used, etc. Choose one of the main characters and construct a

character profile using the table below: The characters name: Physical description: Relationship to or with other characters in the novel? What qualities do they possess? For example are they honest, thoughtful, compassionate, practical, aggressive, kind, creative, well organized, etc. Likes: Dislikes: Skills and abilities: How do other characters see them? What motivates them? What are their flaws? What do you remember most clearly about the character?

See the film of the book. Form a detailed response to the following questions. Film Response: Construct a Venn Diagram showing the similarities and differences between the book and the film. Do you feel that the film set out to recreate the book faithfully, or did it

aim to adapt the book? Select two memorable or important scenes from the film. What made them particularly memorable or important? What are the main similarities/differences between these memorable scenes and those that you found memorable in the book? What approach do you think you might have taken if the task of filming the book had been your responsibility? Did you prefer the book or the film? Film Techniques: Identify five film techniques that were used in the film version of your text. For each one answer the following questions: The name of the technique: An explanation of the technique: What effect does the technique have? Why do you think that technique was used? Choose one scene from the film and explain in

detail why the technique was used and what effect it has on the audience.

Checklist: Task: Book Response Character Profile Film Response Film Response Venn Diagram Film Techniques Bibliography Completed

Suggested Texts: Book/Film: Eat, Pray, Love Freedom Writers/ The Freedom Writers Diary We Bought a Zoo Jurassic Park Bridge to Terabithia Heidi The Witches Holes Charlottes Web Dracula Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief The Black Stallion National Velvet/ International Velvet Author: Elizabeth Gilbert The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell Benjamin Mee Michael Crichton Katherine Patterson Johanna Spyri Roald Dahl Louis Sachar E.B. White Bram Stoker Rick Riordan

Walter Farley Enid Bagnold

My Friend Flicka The Silver Brumby The Princess Diaries Girl With a Pearl Earring The Taming of the Shrew/ Ten Things I Hate About You The Help A Walk To Remember Under the Tuscan Sun Matilda The Notebook The Power of One Interview With A Vampire Dinotopia Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Queen of the Damned Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy War Horse War of the Worlds Ella Enchanted One Hundred and One Dalmatians The Secret Garden Red Dog Little Women The Wonderful Wizard of Oz/ The Wizard of Oz/ Oz Jaws The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Wuthering Heights Murder on the Orient Express The Hunger Games Charlie and the Chocolate

Mary OHara Elyne Mitchell Meg Cabot Tracy Chevalier William Shakespeare

Kathryn Stockett Nicholas Sparks Frances Mayes Roald Dahl Nicholas Sparks Bryce Courtenay Anne Rice James Gurney Ann Brashares Anne Rice John Le Carr Michael Morpurgo H.G. Wells Gail Carson Levine Dodie Smith Frances Hodgson Burnett Louis de Bernieres Louisa May Alcott L. Frank Baum Peter Benchley John Boyne Emily Bronte Agatha Christie Suzanne Collins Roald Dahl

Factory The Spiderwick Chronicles Great Expectations Sherlock Holmes The Diary of Anne Frank Inkheart Marley and Me Water for Elephants To Kill a Mockingbird The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Blind Side Looking for Alibrandi Tomorrow When the War Began The Twilight Saga: Twilight The Twilight Saga: New Moon The Twilight Saga: Eclipse The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn The Man From Snowy River My Sisters Keeper Eragon His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass Harry Potter 1: Harry Potter and the

Tony Di Terlizzi Charles Dickens Arthur Conan Doyle Anne Frank Cornelia Funke Josh Grogan Sara Gruen Harper Lee C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis

Michael Lewis Melina Marchetta John Marsden Stephanie Meyer Stephanie Meyer Stephanie Meyer Stephanie Meyer A.B. Patterson Jodi Piccoult Christopher Paolini Phillip Pulman J.K. Rowling

Philosophers Stone Harry Potter 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter 6: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Harry Potter 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Where The Wild Things Are The Cat In The Hat The Lorax A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window Dear John The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings:

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

Maurice Sendak Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket Lemony Snicket Nicholas Sparks J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien