Enjoy your weekend. In payment for no blog post this weekend, Ms. Kovel loves Taylor Swift and sweet tarts. If you can have T. Swift become her best friend, you will receive extra credit. If you bring her sweet tarts, she will love you forever. Memes work too.
Read this article about the adaptation of the film of The Great Gatsby from The New Yorker. Argue in the comments section for or against film adaptations. Should we be purists that don't touch written material? Should we have as many adaptations as possible? Are film versions of books leaving anything necessary out? What do film adaptations miss? Are there any books that should not be touched with a film version? Why or why not? Then, pull a single quote from the article that you feel was important in helping you determine your stance on adaptations. Comment on one other person's post. Post due, as always, Sunday 10/19 before midnight.
Analyze the trailer for The Crucible (1996) above for differences from the text in the play to the scene here. What is changed? Why do you think the actors, the writers for the film, and the film creators chose to change or alter the scene. Then, argue whether or not the scene's enhancements are better or worse and why. When you have posted, be sure to come back and respond to someone else's post. Post due by Sunday, 10/12, by midnight.