Novels and Their Films: Exploring Novels That Have Been Turned Into Films

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By Royashabani at 15:54 on 12/08/14

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To what extent does a film adaptation affect our understanding of a novel?

Come and join the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) Medway and Gravesend Branch on this 6-week fortnightly primarily literature class; where we will use film adaptations to enhance our understanding of literature whilst appreciating the decisions made when adapting books for film.

The course will run fortnightly on Wednesdays, 10.15am - 12.15pm, from 24th September 2014. The fee for the course is just £52, but it may be completely FREE if you are in receipt of an income-related benefit.

Venue: The Gordon House Hotel, Rochester, ME1 1LX

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was voted the greatest American novel of the 20th century in 2000. This is a novel of economy, where there is very little superfluous text and each sentence builds upon and enhances our understanding of the novel. It has also had numerous adaptations for both TV and Screen. Through contrasting adaptations we will be able to compare book and film and discuss our understanding of each. Scott Fitzgerald worked in Hollywood and wrote film scripts. Would he approve of how his novel has been adapted? What are the central themes of the novel and how are these reflected in the book and its film?

For more information or to enrol, please visit target="_blank" rel="nofollow">" target="_blank"> or call our freephone number: 0800 328 1060.

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Repeats: Every 2 Weeks until Wednesday, December 03, 2014

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