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Ms. Sweeney from N Hollywood CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Film As Literature Part 2

The cost of 15 videos, including The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Flies, is $418, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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As a teacher in the Entertainment and Media Academy at North Hollywood High School, I try to incorporate film into my curriculum when at all possible. After reading a great piece of literature such as Hamlet, Heart of Darkness, or Tess of the D'Urbervilles, it is very beneficial to my students to see the film version of the literature. Students who are English Language Learners may acquire a better understanding of the literature when it is experienced visually as well as intellectually. Great discussions on the differences between the book and film allow all students to use their critical thinking skills, and they can better understand an author's use of literary devices such as metaphor and motif when they see those devices represented throughout a film. It also proves to be a great educational experience to view several different versions of the same work to show the possibilities of different interpretations. For example, the "To Be or Not to Be" speech in Hamlet is entirely different in interpretation in the Gibson version as compared to the Branaugh version. To this end, I would like to build my classroom film library to include some of the great classics. Thank you for your consideration.

Ms. Sweeney
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lord of the Flies Peter Brook, James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards • Barnes and Noble $35.98 1 $35.98
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Andrew Adamson, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley • Barnes and Noble $27.98 1 $27.98
King Kong (2-Disc Special Edition) Peter Jackson, Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody • Barnes and Noble $24.78 1 $24.78
Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams • Barnes and Noble $23.98 1 $23.98
Memoirs of a Geisha Rob Marshall, Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh • Barnes and Noble $21.73 1 $21.73
Pride & Prejudice Joe Wright, Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn • Barnes and Noble $20.98 1 $20.98
Capote Bennett Miller, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr. • Barnes and Noble $20.28 1 $20.28
In Cold Blood Richard Brooks, Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe • Barnes and Noble $19.98 1 $19.98
Fiddler on the Roof Norman Jewison, Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey • Barnes and Noble $16.98 1 $16.98
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal • Barnes and Noble $16.98 1 $16.98
The Great Gatsby Jack Clayton, Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
The Graduate Mike Nichols, Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Lord of the Flies Harry Hook, Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Catch-22 Mike Nichols, Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin • Barnes and Noble $8.98 1 $8.98
Like Water for Chocolate Alfonso Arau, Lumi Cavazos, Mario Leonardi, Marco Leonardi • Barnes and Noble $8.98 1 $8.98

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