The Chateau d'If: Page vs. Screen
Kind of Activity:
To compare a film adaptation of a literary text to the text itself
Common Core Standards:
For homework, have students review the chapters describing Edmond's imprisonment. In class, play the prison scenes from the 1975 version of The Count of Monte Cristo (available free on YouTube). Have students take notes as they watch, noting how the story is brought to life and paying special attention to the choices made by the director and actors. You may wish to prime their viewing with specific questions / issues to look out for, such as:
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