Comparative Literature | Film and Literature
C310 | 1127 | Kinsman, P


Class Meets:  MWF  10:10-11:00A    BH 217

This course is dedicated to film adaptations of literary works.  In
Spring 2003, the course will focus on adaptations made in the 1970s
by Hollywood.  The 1970s are the decade of the “Hollywood
Renaissance,” when directors like Coppola, Scorcese and Spielberg
first became famous.  We will read about Hollywood business
practices and consider film production in historical, economic and
cultural contexts (such as the Vietnam war, censorship, and changing
notions of masculinity).  Adaptations to be studied include The
Postman Always Rings Twice, Equus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,
and the transformation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness into Coppola’s
Apocalypse Now Redux.  Students in this class will take a field trip
to the Lilly Library to see film scripts and other items, be
required to write a midterm and final papers, and will keep a
journal through the semester.

*Note:  this course will require a number of evening film
screenings.  Students must be able to attend these screenings (which
are likely to be Tuesday evenings).