On Golden Pond Discussion Questions

Ernest Thompson
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After reading the play, watch the 1981 movie adaptation of On Golden Pond. Was the director's vision of the play the same as yours, or did you picture some of the scenes and characters differently? As you watch the film, think about how different a stage production is from a movie. Make note of these differences and the ways in which you think they alter the presentation of the story. For example, a theater script does not call for close-ups, but a movie director can use them. How does this affect the actors' expressions and, in turn, the audience's experience? What about other issues, such as lighting, sets, and the presence (or absence) of a live audience? Write a review of the movie focusing on the fact that it is a stage adaptation. Compare the movie to the script you have read and decide whether you think...

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