Adaptation Film Series | Roundtable discussion

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 5:00pm

Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation

Carolyn Abbate
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Music, Penn

Timothy Corrigan
Professor of English and Cinema Studies, Penn

Alexander Galloway
Associate Professor of Culture and Communication, NYU

The history of cinema is one of adaptations from other media. Great adaptations are often more innovative and enduring than their sources. Indeed, they compel us to rethink the whole relationship between originals and copies, sources and targets. Our distinguished faculty discuss some of their favorite film adaptations, including those featured in the Adaptations Film Series.

Free Screenings

All films begin at 7:00pm | Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut Street


22 February
Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard (1963)
Intro and Discussion: Alex Galloway, Culture and Communication, NYU



29 February
Adaptation, Spike Jonze (2002)
Intro and Discussion: Timothy Corrigan, English and Cinema Studies, Penn



21 March
Le Million, René Clair (1931)
Intro and Discussion: Carolyn Abbate, Music, Penn



28 March
Day and Night | The Green Wave | Jack Smith Tumbling | Another Occupation | Seeking The Monkey King, Ken Jacobs (2010-2011)
Intro and Discussion: Charles Bernstein, English, Penn, and Ken Jacobs, Filmmaker



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