Prose and Mixed Media
1. Prose and Mixed Media: This option is to compare a literary piece from an author we’ve read in this class with its cinematic counterpart. You should focus on the literary aspects of the prose, but you would include vocabulary specific to the movie genre. You should be clear in your direction prior to viewing. You should watch the film and read the text more than once. You may decide to focus on what was left out of the film version. Perhaps you feel the omission was critical to the success of the film. Some prose writings do not transfer well to the silver screen, while some are better for it. You will write this in the third person, of course, even though this option is asking for your opinion. For example, we will use “Masque of the Red Death” again. There is an obscure 1991 version starring Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, and Herbert Lom. There is also a 1964 version starring Vincent Price available through Netflix. If you are very ambitious, there is a heavy metal band Crimson Glory who wrote and released a song of the same title on their 1988 album. You can also compare John Smith’s writings to Disney’s Pocahontas.
Cite all readings by author and not by editor.
Your essays should be in MLA Style and approximately 750-850 words, not including the Work(s) Cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).
In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, place your name, the professor’s name, the course name, and the due date for the assignment on consecutive lines. Double space your information from your name onward, and don’t forget a title. All papers should be in Times New Roman font with 12-point type with one-inch margins all the way around your paper. All paragraph indentations should be indented five spaces (use the tab key) from the left margin. All work is to be left justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the proper way to cite short stories, plays, or poems.
You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly sources. Be careful that you don’t create a “cut and paste” paper of information from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
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