This talk from Brian Hoyle (University of Dundee) will discuss the ways in which films are created and will lead you through through a comparison of several Oscar-winning directors, films and the novels and plays they were adapted from.
The talk will specifically focus on the work of two directors: David Lean and Fred Zinnemann, two directors who each won two academy awards for Best Director. Their film adaptations won many additional Oscars. David’s Lean’s adaptations include two novels Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957) and Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity (1953) and A Man for All Seasons (1966) were both multiple Oscar and BAFTA winning adaptations.
Join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the McManus Café for a short talk followed by your chance to ask questions and discuss the topic.
Everyone is welcome. Free. Non-bookable. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. This event is likely to last one hour.