Melissa Schumacher, whose degree was in film and literature, will lead the discussion on adaptation of novels to film. She and Pauline have selfishly chosen two wonderful clips of film to critique…the infamous Chariots of Fire running piece from Persuasion (see YouTube if you missed this) and the purely romantic “The Look” between Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, the BBC version. We would then like you to choose a clip from one of the Masterpiece films for its appeal, its dedication to the text, or for its nonsense and travesty! Either cue the clip and bring with you if you have the recordings, or simply tell Melissa (who has all the films) which film, which section, and with her expertise in video she will locate it on the disc or video. Come with some critique in mind to open the discussion to everyone. The Beards bought a new large flat screen TV specially for the occasion.
Looking forward to seeing you!