You will write a four to five page essay (excluding Works Cited) explaining which parts of the story would be easy to adapt and which would resist translation. You should also touch upon some of the social, economic, technical, or spectatorial challenges a filmmaker might encounter in adapting the text.
The book that has to be used for this paper is called “Night Tremors” written by Matt Coyle. Also the introduction I wrote has to be used as well.
Imagine having a perfect life where ever thing seems to be falling into place. The sun is shining you are surrounded by the ones you love, family is healthy, work keeps getting better, life is how you pictured it. Until one night your sunshine comes crashing down and your worst fears becomes a reality. The phone rings you answer with a smile, but suddenly that smile fades and you feel your heart drop right out of your body, as you hear the voice on the other end regretfully informing you that your significant other was found murdered. In the book “Night Tremors” written by Matt Coyle, the main character Rick Cahill is dealt a horrible hand at life as he finds himself constantly with the odds stack against him. This is the second book in this series which continues the life of Rick Cahill a former police detective who was accused of murdering his wife. This book is about life after his found innocents and his continued struggle to move on from the past. Ricks way of life and the choices he make will not allow him to move on. The story written by Matt Coyle can easily be turned into a TV series on HBO, Netflix etc. There is enough drama, twists, turns and jaw dropping moments. I think these are the main characteristics of making a potential hit series. Of course there are a bunch of other factors involved, but a story like this allows ideas to come together and bring a book to life on the big screen.
Using the text you selected during Week 1 of our class, the final essay asks you to discuss its cinematic possibilities.
You will write a four to five page essay (excluding Works Cited) explaining which parts of the story would be easy to adapt and which would resist translation. You should also touch upon some of the social, economic, technical, or spectatorial challenges a filmmaker might encounter in adapting the text. Your submission will be a well-thought out and well-organized essay which is properly formatted, based on the APUS writing standards and policy. Be sure to include a thesis in the introduction and develop that thesis throughout the bulk of your essay. Use appropriate movie titles (including year) to support your thesis.
You should make use of the online APUS library in searching for sources to support your points. Avoid all uses of Wikipedia (or any encyclopedia or dictionary) and reference guides like SparkNotes. You can access the ARTH241 Course Guide and request librarian assistance by emailing the library.
Be careful that you do not cut and paste a paper of information from various sources. You may not use previously submitted material (i.e., self-plagiarism, also called double dipping); your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize; if in doubt, cite the source.
Note: You have tutor.com available to help you with your writing. You can access it through the Tutorial and Student Studies Center in the APUS library. Make sure you allow sufficient time to receive feedback to help you polish your essay before submission.
Attachments should be in .doc or .rtf format. Please add a “Works Cited” page and include any sources you use to complete this assignment. Remember, this is not an expository essay (that is, not a plot summary, not a biography of the author, and so on).