Adaptation Assignment

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ADAPTATION ASSIGNMENT

50 points

 

This assignment consists of 3 parts:

  • Choose a news event
  • Translate that news event into a narrative (a short story). Work to include dialogue and unique details. Use the skills and tools you’ve developed as writers this year.
  • Adaptation: Create A Story Board of your Short Story.

 

Part 1: Choosing a News Clip

 

It’s worth to think critically about what news event you choose. You can choose to translate any piece of news. Do a close reading and think critically of particular scenes in your source. How do those scenes add up to a narrative. Make sure you have an interpretive rationale and overall vision for why you’re choosing the news event, and look ahead to what you need to do with it.

  • LIT E AND F: BRING CLIPPING TO CLASS ON MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
  • LIT D: BRING CLIPPING TO CLASS ON TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

 

Part 2: Create a 3 to 5 page short story constructed around your chosen news event.

**Bring a HARD COPY TO CLASS and submit via turnitin.com**

  • Lit E and F: Due May 22, 2014
  • Lit D: Due May 22, 2014

 

Part 3: Your Treatment of a Scene. FIND A DIRECTOR!! BE A DIRECTOR. Directors, choose a scene from the body of work you are adapting and create a storyboard for it. You can see examples of storyboards HERE. In addition to dialogue, you must indicate some or all of the following: camera angles and movement; time and place (exterior/interior); description of set; lighting; close-ups, medium and long shots; cutting and editing; movement, expressions, and gestures of characters; flashbacks; costumes; special effects; animation; voiceovers; music and sound.

  • LIT E AND F: DUE TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
  • LIT D: DUE MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014
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What’s going on with Laroche?

What’s going on with Laroche?

 

“I’m a shrewd bastard. I could be a great criminal. I could be a great con man, but its more interesting to live your life within the confines of the law…The edge of ethics. And that’s where I like to live.”

 

All great literature needs great, complex characters. Laroche might just be that. Re-read Susan Orlean’s “Orchid Fever” and address the prompt below in a brief essay (to be passed in).

 

Link to the reading: http://www.susanorlean.com/articles/orchid_fever.html

Highlight and explain the struggles and/or conflicts that Laroche represents and/or faces in Orlean’s “Orchid Fever”. What does he represent? Support your claim with evidence from text.