Film Study Worksheets To Print:
Staying Faithful to the
Script - When we talk about the extent to which a film "stays faithful" to a novel, we're talking
about how much the picture deviates from the written work. Do you know how many cinematic masterpieces were told
off of script?
Choices - If you had a screen play in your hand, how would it
play out on film? Analyze the extent to which the picture you have seen stays faithful to or departs from the text or
script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Bringing a Script to
Life - This is how film makers start to storyboard scenes. Consider the limitations of a script in presenting a story. In each of the following areas, do you
think that the director and actors realized, improved upon, or failed the author's vision for the
Director - Plan how you would stage and film one scene from
the novel. Fill out the form below.
to Motion Picture - Choose one scene from the story that is in both the
book and the picture. Think about what happens in the scene. Then fill
in the comparison chart below to analyze the extent to which the cinema version you have seen stays faithful to or departs from the book.
like a Filmmaker - Plan how you would stage and screenplay one scene
from the story. Fill out the form below.
vs. Script - Reading a script to yourself is not the same experience
as watching a stage production.
to the Text - Analyze the extent to which the film you have
seen stays faithful to or departs from the book, evaluating the choices
made by the director or actors.
the Silver Screen - A good outline for a storyboard. Read the assigned script. Then watch the production. Use the chart below to analyze the differences between the film
and the novel.