Option 1: Narrative Exchange (500-600 words)
The lectures for this week discuss three different kinds of film/TV narrative: classical (Stagecoach), post-classical/complex (Westworld), and art cinema (The Rider). Choose one of the three works we watched, and imagine what it would be like if you restructured it using a different narrative style. For example, how would The Rider’s story differ if it were organized in a more classical way, inspired by Stagecoach? What might an art cinema version of Stagecoach’s narrative look like? Could you imagine a complex/post-classical variation of Stagecoach or The Rider? Your response should refer to course materials.
Option 2: Adapting a News Story (500-600 words)
Find an article in a news outlet (e.g., The Daily Bruin). Choosing one of the narrative styles we’ve discussed (classical, post-classical/complex, art cinema), describe how you would adapt this story into a narrative film. Then, write a 250-word “Creators’ Statement” that describes what you were planning to achieve with this work. Your response should refer to course materials.