ENGL379F - Special Topics in Literature: Fitzgerald and Hemingway on Film

 Classic works of fiction by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway considered in relation to film versions on them. What does film add to literature? How do movies engage the literature that inspires them? What is “lost in translation” between literature and film, and how do Fitzgerald and Hemingway themselves anticipate cinematic reproductions of their work? What is the relationship between defining works of American literature and film?

 Likely texts include: The Great Gatsby, The Last Tycoon, In Our Time, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

 Likely films include a silent move clip (from 1926) and four versions of The Great Gatsby (starring Alan Ladd, Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrey Mulligan, respectively; plus a hiphop adaptation directed by Christopher Scott Cherot); and other Fitzgerald and Hemingway film adaptations starring Robert DeNiro, Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Newman. Course begins with a screening of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011).

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Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.