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Thursday, April 14

  1. msg yep message posted yep Liz is right, Caroline. Way to go!
    yep
    Liz is right, Caroline. Way to go!
    7:59 pm
  2. msg bravo, Joelle! message posted bravo, Joelle! Hey Joelle, nice work here! I really like your observations about this adaptation. You've given a f…
    bravo, Joelle!
    Hey Joelle, nice work here! I really like your observations about this adaptation. You've given a fine sense of how these two presentations differ from one another. I've seen the movie, but now I definitely want to read the book. What a good story for you in particular to have chosen! I wonder how you found it.

    Nice work!
    7:34 pm
  3. msg brava, Ellie message posted brava, Ellie Way to go, Ellie. I agree with Brianna and Patricia -- you make me want to read this book (and re-w…
    brava, Ellie
    Way to go, Ellie. I agree with Brianna and Patricia -- you make me want to read this book (and re-watch the film). Your writing is personal and honest and fun to read.
    Good work!
    7:18 pm
  4. msg go Brandi! message posted go Brandi! Way to go on your project, Brandi! You communicate a lot about this story that I didn't know and de…
    go Brandi!
    Way to go on your project, Brandi! You communicate a lot about this story that I didn't know and definitely make me want to read that book. I've happened on the movie once or twice on cable and liked what I saw, and you focus in on aspects of the film that I would compliment myself. I particularly like your explanation of the title, which I didn't understand before and which helps us to see an important difference between the main focus of the film (inspiration in more general terms) and the more specialized nature of the book (good for the sports enthusiast too). Good call, Brandi!

    I'll point other people toward your project who will be interested. Nice work.
    6:59 pm
  5. msg bravo, Doug message posted bravo, Doug Hey, really nice job on this project, Doug -- I mean it. A number of people chose to do this book/f…
    bravo, Doug
    Hey, really nice job on this project, Doug -- I mean it. A number of people chose to do this book/film from another class (older students) and I'd pick yours as the most informative and detailed. You have a great sensitivity and attention to the experience of the audience here, and to the effects that the changes have on that experience. Best thing that you do, to me, is getting down to details -- describing specific scenes and even specific camera shots, sound sequences, etc. Maybe you ought to be a critic, huh?
    Impressive job, Doug. Way to go.
    6:49 pm
  6. msg bravo message posted bravo Hey Jeremiah - Nice work cranking this out. You get a bop on the head for putting off the reading …
    bravo
    Hey Jeremiah -
    Nice work cranking this out. You get a bop on the head for putting off the reading so long, but this project makes up for that a good bit : )

    To me the real strong points here are your attention to requirements (to addressing all the points asked for in your writing) and your use of visuals to give us a feeling for the film. I'd say you could use more specifics in talking about the differences you make note of (sentences that start "For instance . . . " or "In one scene when . .. "). But it works! Nice job, J.J.!
    6:36 pm
  7. page home edited Welcome to the BOOK-TO-FILM PROJECT This has been set up as a site for any of you who choose to c…
    Welcome to the BOOK-TO-FILM PROJECT
    This has been set up as a site for any of you who choose to create a web page for your book-to-film project. You are aiming, as you know, to blend text and images (and sound, if you like) together in some way that gives your audience an overview and assessment of the story you've read and a targeted review of the film that was made from this story. Wikispaces (this site) is an excellent resource to use for constructing a web page, but it has limitations too, so you may want to use some other site (Googledocs would work, for instance) to make your page and just post a link here for people to follow. The easiest web-based option, though, will probably be to just clickOutstanding work on the "new page" option to the upper left here, name your personal page, and beginprojects, folks! Visitors, enjoy yourselves. Feel free to experiment with ways to make it your own. Documents and some tips are below hereleave complimentary comments on this page, andany projects you can check out Mr. Lewis's project-in-development on the book/film Into the Wild for an example.
    HEY: NEW TIP ON USING VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!
    NOTE: If you've picked an R-rated film to do your project on, please get a parent's signature on the document below to confirm that they are OK with your choice of material.
    {R-rated film form.doc}
    {booklist and directions.doc} {movie notes.doc} {book notes}
    {block 5 schedule.doc} {block 2 schedule.doc}
    TIPS ON YOUR PROJECT:
    This project is meant to blend text and images as you work to engage your audience (no boring book-report language!), to give them an overview of your story as it appeared
    particularly love in book form (but don't be a spoiler if your book/film is one that depends on suspense), and to answer three questions: 1. How faithful an adaptation is this? Does it stick close to the book, or does it deviate a lot? If so, how so? 2. Does the film succeed as an adaptation? Why or why not? In what ways is it successful to you or not? 3. If we, your readers, were going to experience just one"Discussion" section of these, should we pick the book or the movie?
    You will find yourself with much too much to write about if you try to talk about all the differences you see between the book and film, so use the notes you've taken to guide you and choose just two or three categories to write about. Does the film use sound wonderfully to set the mood and build suspense? Great, you've got a topic for one paragraph. Does bad acting or miscasting keep viewers from engaging with the characters? Terrific -- that's another category you can talk about. Look at the "movie notes" document to guide you, and look at Mr. Lewis's Into the Wild project for a view of how this might work in real terms. You may not write as much as he did, but still take note of all the things he did NOT talk about. The awesome soundtrack to that film, for instance, didn't even make the cut because there was just too much to say!
    As you're writing, keep in mind the need for clear topic sentences to identify your categories, keep in mind your dual role as both reporter (describer) and reviewer (you need to get opinions in there too!), and keep in mind that the completeness of your project depends on how deeply you go into the categories you've chosen to write about, not how many categories you can cover. Illustrate those points with examples and details!
    NEW TIP: INCLUDING VIDEO Want to get video onto your site but are aware that Youtube won't be available from in school? Try this: 1. go to Youtube or another website where you can play the video 2. copy the URL (the web address) that is in the browser window at the video 3. go to www.keepvid.com and paste in that URL. Once you've done this (following their directions) you'll wind up with the video saved to your desktop. Now you can go to the BookToFilm website and upload just as you would
    a picture or other file.specific page.
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    6:29 pm

Monday, April 4

  1. page Marley and me Me-Ali Roberts edited In the book Marley and Me, John Grogan tells a story about a crazy little puppy who changed the li…
    In the book Marley and Me, John Grogan tells a story about a crazy little puppy who changed the lives of his lucky family. They decided to go get him after a friend suggested they get a puppy and they wanted to test out raising something before having kids. Marley was the clearance puppy, but he turned out to be so much more than that to them. he caused them a lot of money and embarrassment in house repairs, eating everything, getting kicked out of obedience lessons, and closing down a beach. With all the embarrassment he caused, he made it up with compassion and loyalty.
    The movie and book may be similar, but they are not the same. In the movie a lot of important parts were cut out that showed Marley's true character. one of them was when their neighbore got stabbed and marley stayed with her the whole time. Also it does not include how Marley helped Jenny when she was in a bad mental state, as it talks about in the book. A scene from the movie that did show Marley's bond with the family was when Jenny and him were dancing. Another similarity is that the book is told through the eyes of the writer, John Grogan, which is true in some parts of the movie. The end of the movie made me want to cry more than the end of the book because it got to his death faster than the book did. The last noticeable difference between the book and the movie was the appearance of one of the characters. John's friend Sebastian shows up in the movie a lot more than in the book, and plays too big of a role in the movie when compared to the book. Other than that movie stays true to the book.
    I would suggest reading the book over seeing the movie. By reading the book you get a better understanding of the bond between Marley and his family, also his character is shown more clearly. Both are very funny, but the book is also good at telling the emotions that can come from a dog and his family. The movie also cuts out important parts to better understand why the author wrote a book about it. Overall both are worthwhile to read or watch, but the book is better than the movie.

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    7:08 pm
  2. msg flipped -- patricia message posted flipped -- patricia your book seems really good! i know the movie was just in the theaders which i should go see(: y…
    flipped -- patricia
    your book seems really good! i know the movie was just in the theaders which i should go see(:

    your project was really greatt!

    <3nikki
    6:40 pm

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