Friday, September 19, 2008
Filmic Conventions and Literary Adaptation
Please take a look online for some information about Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Based on the information (whether it concerns plot, author biography, or critical interpretation) you learned, what intersections between Conrad's story and the segment of the film story Apocalypse Now that you watched in class today are of greatest interest to you? Why? Why do you think Coppola would reinvent Conrad's classic story (indeed, an allegorical story) in the way that he did on film? How does the film tell its story? What are the important differences between filmic strategies and textual ones? You might also want to address text, metatext, and subtext in your post. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!