Modifying the Story Summer Solstice Through the Screenplay Tatarin

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Modifying the Story Summer Solstice through the Screenplay Entitled “Tatarin”

A Partial Thesis Presented To Mrs. Evelyn S. Agato In Partial Fulfillment of the Subject RD 100 - Research Design

Leader Divine Angeline Leaño Members Erinn Chua Jan Erik Miras Jamie Robertson San Juan Clarissa Tan Cherryl Tolentino

October 2011 Department of Media Studies College of Arts and Sciences Trinity University of Asia

Abstract The purpose of this thesis is to come up with a clear justification on the reasons why screenwriters and filmmakers would modify books. It should be understood that the book and the film are two different subject matters. But the film would not exist without the help of the elements from the
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The methodologies used in the study were selected to try and come up with the best possible analysis the respondents can provide as to how they understood the works of both Nick Joaquin and Ricky Lee.

TITLE OF THE PROBLEM What is the perception of the selected second year college students of TUA on the modifications made by Ricky Lee in Nick Joaquin’s Summer Solstice to his screenplay Tatarin? GENERAL OBJECTIVE To probe on the perception/empathy of selected second year college students of TUA on the modifications made by Ricky Lee in Nick Joaquin’s Summer Solstice to his screenplay Tatarin. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES * To know the reasons why certain parts of the story need to be altered/deleted for the movie. * To know how screenwriters modify the story. * To find out if the modifications improved the film. * SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY This research study will encompass a much comprehensive understanding as to how these certain modifications of the base/original narration of story would wholly influence/affect the message of the visual presentation. The group/niche that would principally benefit in this research study would be the following: veteran/would-be filmmakers, scrupulous/out-of-the-box scriptwriters, explorative/apprentice-leveled Communications students, and passionate instructors. We have chosen these groups of people since these

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