Monday, September 24, 2012

Establish and explore three substantial thematic connections between Before the Fall and Never Let Me Go. (minimum length: 250 words)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dirty Pretty Things Review

Dirty Pretty Things is another movie about the complications surrounding organ donations. In 250 words describe your reactions to this new type of donation - where the donors are not clones but instead human beings as we are used to conceiving them.

Monday, September 17, 2012

In both Never Let Me Go and Dirty Pretty Things, human organs become a commodity. What does this focus reveal about the nature of humanity? Is it possible to sympathize with this situation?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

From Page to Screen

In a June 2011 interview with Ed Whitfield, editor of The Ooh Tray, Ishiguro says that even he “discovered new things about [the novel’s] characters” from watching the film of Never Let Me Go.  As the role is played by Keira Knightley, for instance, Ishiguro found Ruth more “desperately lonely” and “absolutely terrified of being left alone” than he himself recognized in writing the novel. 

So what did you learn about Never Let Me Go from seeing the film?  Your answer should take the form of a comparison, first explaining what you understood from the novel and then explaining how the film made you consider it differently.  The “it” can be anything—not necessarily a character but perhaps a relationship, a concept, a setting, a moment, an object. . . . Whatever “it” is, help us understand how the film offers a new perspective on it.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Responding to the Film Adaptation of _Never Let Me Go_

You're working as a film critic and it's your job to write a review of the adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go for a literary magazine dedicated to informing readers about the quality and effectiveness of novels adapted to the big screen. You have 250 words or less to convince your readers to seek out or to avoid the film based on its faithfulness to the spirit of the original. [Please post your response as a reply to this post and don't forget to include your name!]