98年第2學期-0164 電影與文學 課程資訊
|Class Participation||30||Attendance, Discussion, Assignment, etc.|
|Group Report||20||On topic assigned|
|Test||20||To review professional knowledge and technical terms|
|Final Essay||30||On topic chosen|
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
1) understand how stories are told through images in movies as well as how they can be interpreted from cultural and aesthetic perspectives.
2) identify important professional terms and use them to analyze the composition of films.
3) make links between film and literature.
4) identify the skills demanded when a story is adapted into a screenplay
Film and Literature is an elective for third- and fourth-year students. This course aims to help the students contextualize the relationships between cinematic language and literary writing. By studying the texts of Sense and Sensibility, The English Patient, and The Hours, the students get to explore the themes and imageries of the novels first, and then venture to see how three internationally renowned movie directors visualize the stories. This is a course that enriches the students’ literary and visual experiences. Towards the end of the semester, the students will be encouraged to write a short story and make a short film out of it.
Office HourTuesday 13:10-14:00 Wednesday 10:20-12:10 at FL112-C ●Please call or email to make an appointment in advance.
How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, Multimedia, 3rd Edition, by James Monaco, Oxford University Press, 2000
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, New York: Vintage Books, 1993