LITERATURE AND CINEMA:
PRACTICES OF CINEMATIC ADAPTATION
Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
Walter Salles, The Motorcycle Diaries
Ghassan Kanafani, Men in the Sun
Tewfik Saleh, The Dupes
Write an essay (6–8 typed, double-spaced pages or 1500–2000 words) answering one of the following questions with reference to two or more of the aforementioned works. Alternatively, you may write on a topic of your choice. The paper should cover the works that we discussed in this section of the course listed above.
The paper should offer critical analysis and close reading. You should provide examples from the works, using quotation or paraphrase to support your analysis. All sources should be cited according to the MLA 8th edition (in-text citation and a Works Cited). The Works Cited should include the primary sources (e.g. Men in the Sun or The Motorcycle Diaries and the film adaption). This is not a research paper, so you should not rely on secondary sources. I am more interested in your own analysis of the works.
There will be a penalty for late papers. Plagiarism will result in a “0” on the paper.
- Compare The Motorcycle Diaries or Men in the Sun with the cinematic adaptation. How does the film recreate the original?
- Discuss the tour of Latin America in Che Guevara’s The Motorcycle Diaries and the border crossing in Ghassan Kanafani’s Men in the Sun. Analyze the journeys made in both The Motorcycle Diaries and Men in the Sun.
essay, literature, 6/1500, uk
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