Questions to engage more deeply with an adaptation
- In what ways does the movie contribute to the story with its audiovisual peculiarity?
- How does the movie’s interpretation of the story differ or resemble from your own?
- In what ways does the movie add to the story, filling the ‘gaps’ that the book leaves unresolved?
- What resources does the movie use to deal with the time of the story?
- If the movie presents a plot that deviates from the original one, what reasons may explain the decision to do so?
- What makes the movie work even when it omits information from the book?
- What resources does the movie use to portray the characters’ complexity?
- In what ways does the movie encourage the viewer’s imagination?
- From what resources and texts, besides the book, do you think the movie feeds on?
- In general terms, how does the movie contribute to the reading of the book?
Reference: Leitch, Thomas. “Twelve Fallacies in Contemporary Adaptation Theory” In Criticism, Volume 45, Number 2, Spring 2003, pp. 149-171.