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Listed under:  Language  >  Language modes  >  Creating texts  >  Literary adaptation
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Bookmark - Tim Winton, 1995: Treated with respect

This clip shows part of a discussion on adapting the novel 'That Eye, the Sky' for film and stage. It is conducted by arts journalist and television presenter Andrea Stretton with screenwriter John Ruane and playwright and author Justin Monjo in the studio, and the novel's author Tim Winton by satellite link from Perth ...

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Adapting books into film: what works?

Imagine you are a film director who plans to make a book into a film. What would you leave in and what would you leave out? How would you decide what is most important? Listen to the opinions of some experts and see if you agree with them.

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Character creation in book and film

What are some of the ways novelists create the characters in their books? Are these options available to writers of movie screenplays? Listen to renowned screenwriter John Collee as he describes the importance of action in revealing character, using the film adaptation of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' as an example.

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'Fantastic Mr Fox': movie adaptation

Have you ever seen a book that you liked made into a film that you didn't like? In this clip author John Marsden explains why he doesn't like the film version of Roald Dahl's book 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. See if you can work out why.

Teacher resource

Hitting the refresh button - unit of work

In this unit of work, students develop an appreciation of the ways in which characters, stories and issues can be reshaped or refreshed using a different medium. They learn about the ways 'To kill a mockingbird' by Harper Lee makes connections between attitudes and events in the south of the USA, and attitudes and events ...

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The Sentimental Bloke, 1919: The two-up school

This clip shows Bill (Arthur Tauchert), the 'sentimental bloke' of the film's title, and his friend Ginger Mick (Gilbert Emery) at an illegal two-up game at the back of premises in inner-city Sydney. A police raid disperses the game after a plain-clothes police officer tricks the 'cockatoo' (lookout) keeping watch in the ...

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Robert Ray discusses 'The sentimental bloke', 2005

This is an edited sound recording of the Australian choreographer Robert Ray recalling the challenges of working on the adaption of 'The songs of a sentimental bloke' staged by the Australian Ballet company in 1985. Ray discusses how he prepared himself for the task. He also outlines the positive public response to the ...

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Bookmark - Tim Winton, 1995: 'Ten years on'

This clip shows part of a discussion on adapting the novel 'That Eye, the Sky' for film and stage. It is conducted by arts journalist and television presenter Andrea Stretton with screenwriter John Ruane and playwright and author Justin Monjo, and the novel's author Tim Winton by satellite link from Perth. Stretton and ...