The Art of Storytelling: from Page to Film

Hon 420 – Professor Jaclyn Costello – Summer

 

This class will explore two art forms: writing & film. Over the course of five weeks, we will read and watch the following: Ted Chiang's short story, “The Story of Your Life” made into the film Arrival; the novel "Room" by Emma Donoghue, made into the film of the same name; Stephen King's short story, “Rita Hayworth & the Shawshank Redemption” made into the film The Shawshank Redemption; and the Matthew Quick novel, “The Silver Linings Playbook” made into the film of the same name. As a final project, you will have the option of either writing an academic essay or creating a short documentary, film, or series of commercials.

 

Required Books

 

“Stories of Your Life and Others” by Ted Chiang
“Room" by Emma Donoghue
“Different Seasons: Four Novellas” by Stephen King
“Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick

A Preview of What's to Come...

Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Spiritual Guidance Las Vegas
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV
Professor Jaclyn Costello UNLV

Samples of Student Films from this class

Nadine's Short "magic realism" Film

Nadine's film was accepted into the 54th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and won a WorldFest Remi Award in the
​"Whimsical Shorts" Category!  

Caren's Short Documentary on Filipinos in Las Vegas