Yesteday we watched a film version of “Harrison Bergeron” called “2081”.
The film is here: https://www.teaching2081.org/
The story is here: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html
There were some differences (adaptations) between the two media:
In the film:
- Harrison threatens the crowd with a bomb.
- He has a transmitter to show everyone who is oppressing them.
- Harrison makes a speech.
- There were some dialogue changes / switches.
Learning Target: Writing a critical review and compare – contrast piece.
Today: Write a 1 to 2 paragraph review of the film “2081”. In explaining your point of view, give details about the story and / or the differences with the text. Did the changes work? Was the film better … or worse? Why? (1 paragraph minimum please)
Helping your understanding of the adaptation of the story into a film – “A Tale of Two Harrisons“: