A group of children enjoy popcorn and lemonade as they watch a movie on blankets in a backyard.
ELA
Fine Arts
Grades
6-8

Creative License

Which is better: the book or the movie?

Project Description

Artists often interpret the works of others through different mediums. Stories are turned into new stories. When a book becomes a film or play, what a reader once had to create in the mind’s eye is created anew via the director’s or actor’s vision.  In this project, students examine a film or play version of a story or drama. (Examples might include The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, Harry Potter, Wonder, A Wrinkle in Time, The Hate U Give, Holes.) Working as film/play critics, students evaluate creative choices made by the directors or actors.