Ompare and Contrast: Book and Movie (LORD OF THE RINGS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING)

In 10 pages, you will write a compare/contrast essay on the book and the film The Fellowship of the Ring (the extended version is required). A general issue that you should address in this essay is whether or not the filmmakers remained a?faithful to the spirit of the booka? by changing and/or adding to the story. According to the various video programs, they feel that they dida do you agree or disagree?

You will need to use a minimum of 5 quotes from the book and/or the film. Do not just a?stick ina? a quote. You must introduce/lead-in/attribute the quote in your own words by using signal words and phrases such as a?when Frodo says,a? or a?according toa? (see pages 361-365 in the PRENTICE HALL handbook). Then be sure to interpret the quote and explain how it supports your thesis.

When you quote from the book, you will need to provide a page number, parenthetical citation after your quote like this: a?quotea? (241). When you quote from the film, no parenthetical citation is needed.

You will also need to do some research for this papera a minimum of 3 movie reviews and 2 scholarly sources (books and/or journals)a 2 quotes from each source. You may also refer to the video programs, but these would not count as required sources. A Works Cited page is required.


Choose one of the following options:

1. Choose 4-5 scenes that are in the book that are not in the film. Consider: Why did the filmmakers choose not to include these scenes? Are they scenes that are important to the story? What might they have added to the film if they had been included?

2. Choose 4-5 scenes that are in the book and are changed in the film. Consider: Why did the filmmakers choose to alter the scenes? Does the way the scenes have been altered change the story (different characters saying/doing different things; several scenes combined into one scene; scenes placed at different points in the story)?


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In your introduction, give some background about adapting books into filmsa do you have any previous experiences with books you have read that have been made into films? What are some general responses we often hear about books made into movies?

In your thesis (this can be more than one sentence), briefly name the 4-5cenes that you have chosen, why you have chosen them (the point that you will discuss/prove), and whether or not the filmmakers have remained a?faithful to the spirit of the booka?. (Remember that your thesis should be in your introduction.)



In the body of your essay, discuss each of the scenes that you have chosen. Be sure to use your 5 quotes to support your thesisa in general, you should use at least one quote for each scene. This is where you would argue with the filmmakeras choices and reasonsa referring to the video programs would be helpful here.

Then argue your position using a minimum of 3 movie reviews and 2 scholarly sources (books and/or journal articles)a 2 quotes from each source (10 quotes).

What is your conclusion about the success or failure of adapting the book into the movie?



REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT:
(1) 7 sources minimum: book, film, 3 movie reviews, 2 scholarly sources

(2) 15 quotes minimum: 5 from the book and/or the film, 2 each from remaining 5 sources

(3) In the essay, choose either the alternating (point by point) or block (one point at a time) method to keep organize your essay


One last thing-both book and film titles are underlined (or italized-pick one style and stick to it) according to MLA format, so be sure to distinguish when youre writing about the book and when youre writing about the film.

Ompare and Contrast: Book and Movie (LORD OF THE RINGS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING)

Write a compare and contrast essay on the book and the film THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING.

A general issue that you should address in this essay is whether or not the filmmakers remained Faithful to the spirit of the bookby changing and/or adding to the story. According to the various video programs, they feel that they did–do you agree or disagree?

(1) Use 5 quotes from the book and/or the film.

(2) Choose 4-5 scenes that are in the book that are not in the film. Consider: Why did the filmmakers choose not to include these scenes? Are they scenes that are important to the story? What might they have added to the film if they had been included?

In your introduction, give some background about adapting books into films. What are some general responses we often hear about book made into movies?