Amy R. Peloff
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework with an interdisciplinary perspective. Offered: AWSp.
This class will be built around Charlie Kaufman’s film Adaptation (2002) and the Meta Movie film series sponsored by SIFF over winter quarter. Using this film as our starting point, we will explore the particular post-modern, post-pop historical moment from which it emerged. We will also think more broadly about the idea of adaptation as it intersects with the processes of writing, producing, and storytelling. The class will culminate in an adaptive project, created either individually or in collaboration with other class members.
This class is part of a special collaboration between SIFF and local colleges and universities. SIFF is sponsoring a public lecture and film series on Meta Movies and has invited local instructors to design courses around that topic. Students will have to commit to attending these three films and lectures over the course of the quarter at the SIFF Film Center at the Seattle Center.
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