From the earliest movies, filmmakers have frequently turned to the classics of literature for subject material. Have their results been pillage, faithful recreation, sterile imitations or original, valuable works in their own right? This course will consider a range of film adaptions – good, bad and ugly, focusing on works from English, French and Russian classic literature, such Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Are there really ways of successfully adapting literature to Cinema? Do we have different, perhaps unjustified, expectations of adaptations?

National Code AL92
Study Level Short Course
Campuses City Campus
Fee $149
Concession Fee $142


Start End Fee Description  
14/Mar/2019 28/Mar/2019 $149, $142 Concession DNAL9201C 3 x Thu 10:30am-12pm 14 Mar to 28 Mar 2019

It’s a popular argument or discussion over a coffee or wine – did the film do justice to the book? For some it is critical to the films success and their enjoyment, while for others it simply doesn’t matter. Join experienced movie tutor, Peter Hourigan for what should be an informative series.

There is no prerequisite for enrolling in this course.

CAE offers a wide range of Talks focusing on Movies/Music, Literature, History, Art History and Philosophy. Please refer to the CAE website or phone CAE on 9652 0611 for details.

Last updated: March 7, 2019 12:41pm