The Pearl (film)

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Now that you are done reading the novella and have had a chance to discuss all of its themes in class, you are going to watch the film version.

You will notice right away the the movie takes a lot of liberties from the novella. Here is a write up of the film:

Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people try to get in on the cash, even Pearl Dealers try to rip them off. When Quino is attacked one day, he kills his attackers in self defence. His brother suggests their only hope is to leave the village. But on their journey to give their son an education they never had, someone may just do anything to prevent it.

What happen to Kino? As you watch the film, take notes of what you notice is different from the novel. We will compare and contrast but also discuss if the director needed to make changes because of the medium (film vs. book).

 

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