Book vs. Movie: "The Sword in the Stone"
An article comparing and contrasting the animated film version of "The Sword in the Stone" with the book. The author concludes that the book is more "profound" than the movie.
The article notes 2 main areas of contrast: characterization and theme. In particular, the film resorts to exaggerating the characters and weakening Wart (the young Arthur), likely in an attempt to appeal more to families (children). One still from the film is available, illustrating a perplexed Arthur about the draw the sword from the stone.
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Standards & Objectives
- Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in...
- Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating...
- Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding...
- CLE 3005.7.2
- Examine the agreements and conflicts between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal.
- CLE 3005.7.4
- Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.
- Evaluate the topic or subject in multiple diverse formats and media.
- Evaluate the topic, subject, and/or theme in multiple diverse formats and media, including how the version interprets the source text.
- Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
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