Film industry

Film industry

For decades, the film industry has adapted beloved books into movies. When a book is adapted into a film, the story reaches a wider audience and provides a new perspective on the text. In this assignment, you will use comparison and contrast techniques to reveal the ways the plot, characters, and theme of a story are impacted as elements of the narrative change.

Topic
To compare and contrast a book and a film based on that book.

Objectives
For this exam, the student will
Use the writing process to draft and revise a comparison and contrast essay

Write an effective thesis statement

Identify, define, and analyze literary elements
Develop critical reading skills

Use responsible research methods to locate appropriate secondary sources

Use Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and documentation style to reference secondary source material
correctly and appropriately

Purpose
To show how adaptations from novel to film affect the story’s elements, such as plot, character and theme in significant ways.
Method
1. To prepare an outline or graphic organizer that will serve as the foundation for a 1800 – 2000 word comparison and contrast essay.
2. To begin the research process by preparing a bibliography in Modern Language Association citation and documentation format that consists of at least six sources. 2 primary sources: the book and the film 4 secondary sources: book and film reviews, critiques,articles about the book and film, profiles of the author and/or the director and actors that focus on the content of the work.

Organize
You may choose to submit either a formal outline or a graphic organizer for this assignment. Your outline or graphic organizer should be sufficiently detailed to illustrate your plan for your essay. It should be as detailed as possible.
Reread page 148-151 in your textbook on graphic organizers and outlines.
1. This assignment (both prewriting and essay) requires you analyze the significance of the differences between the
book and the film. Please review pages 379-383 in your textbook for the characteristics of a comparison and contrast
essay and two sample graphic organizers.
2. Be sure to state your main points, secondary points, and supporting evidence. Include any references to secondary
sources as well, and use MLA parenthetical citation to link them to your annotated bibliography.
3. Revise your work to ensure that your thesis statement, main points, evidence and secondary sources all work
together to address the purpose of the assignment.
Assignment checklist
For this assignment, you must submit your Outline or graphic organizer
Bibliography

Audience
Junior and senior-level distance education students enrolled at Penn Foster College

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