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£42 full / £30 memb & conc / £21 under-25

Adapting a classic, popular, or critically acclaimed novel to the screen is notoriously difficult. Cinema is littered with unsuccessful adaptations yet at other times a film might transcend its source novel to become a cinematic triumph. This course examines the process, challenges, and outcomes of adapting literature to the big screen. Introducing key terms, techniques and concepts in the first session we will apply them to five film adaptations in the following weeks. With each we will consider a different issue with regards to successfully (or not) transferring a book to screen. No prior knowledge of the books or films is needed. The books/films will be JAWS, JANE EYRE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS/THE HOBBIT, BELOVED, and THE SHINING.

Tutor: Sam Maxfield

Duration: 6 weeks

Wednesday evenings commencing WED 22 MAY, 7PM-8.30PM

Price: £42/£30 memb & conc/£21 under-25

Terms and conditions

This is a 6-week course taking place on Wednesday evenings from 7PM until 8.30PM and the first session will be on Wednesday 22 May 2019. When you arrive please report to the Box Office, where you will be given instructions on how to find the room by one of our members of staff.

Once you are signed up to the course, we will keep you informed on any updates through our notice board at 

You are not required to bring anything with you to the first session except a pen and paper if you wish to take notes.


Please note that we cannot refund courses within 10 working days of the start date, or after the course has started.

Should you require any further help with your booking please contact a member of the box office staff on 0115 952 6611 and they will be glad to help. 

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