What is the creative process by which a short story is transformed into a film? What accommodations, or even sacrifices, must a filmmaker make in order to remain faithful to the author’s original conception of the story? In this presentation, UNC Charlotte Film Studies instructor Sam Shapiro will discuss three stories (and their authors), and each story’s “reimagining” into film: Ambrose Bierce’s Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bernice Bobs Her Hair, and Tobias Wolff’s Bullet in the Brain. Two films (Occurrence and Bullet) will be shown in their entirety, along with selected scenes from Bernice. Reading the stories in advance is recommended but not required.
Please note: specially-priced tickets for this class and film screening are $15 for one person, or bring a friend for just $5 more (choose the second ticket type below). We’ll provide the popcorn!