ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Spring 2020

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ENG 2400 Films from Literature, Spring 2020
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Professor(s)
Department
English
Course Code
ENG 2400
Semester / Year
Spring 2020
Course Description

This is a course comparing motion pictures to their literary source stories.

D530 Fridays 11:30 – 2:00
This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources. Through classroom discussions and out-of-class assignments, students will analyze classic and contemporary literary texts and their cinematic versions. Students will examine the relationship between film and literature, with specific focus on the techniques used in fiction, drama and film and the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

Recent Discussions

Lolita movie scene

I think the jump scene to the horror movie immediately after Humbert accepts Charlotte's offer to rent the room is effective. It effective because it implicitly demonstrates to the audience on how vile and impure Humberts intentions are […] See MoreLolita movie scene

Miss Crane’s “unmentionables”…

Yes, it is clearly symbolic, the black clothing. There used to be an expression in old-time, rather juvenile Western films made for family-friendly audiences that "Good guys wear white." Also, in religious circles, the color white […] See MoreMiss Crane’s “unmentionables”…

Why is Norman so different in the film?

Yes, actual 1950s serial killer, Ed Gein, was the inspiration for the book's character, but that does not address the question of whether the book Norman or the film Norman is the better character. See MoreWhy is Norman so different in the film?

Recent Docs

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The information here may be the way to see the entire videos I am posting for our class. PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I CAN SEND YOU A SCREENSHOT, WHICH CANNOT BE INCLUDED HERE. I need replies from students to let me know if downloading is the […] See Moreto download and view entire video files

“Rear Window” short story quiz (NOT the film)

Name_____________________________Date________________________ “Rear Window” Short Story Quiz --NOT THE FILM The more details you add, the better. Each question is worth 10 points. 1) Describe what you know about the pro […] See More“Rear Window” short story quiz (NOT the film)

Complete syllabus ENG 2400 Spring 2020

English Department ENG 2400 Films from Literature (3 hours, 3 credits) Professor Masiello                      Office N529                                   e-mail fmasiello@citytech.cuny.edu Pre or Co-requisite: En […] See MoreComplete syllabus ENG 2400 Spring 2020