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DOI 10.52172/2587-6945_2022_21_3_70


One of the most effective ways to involve modern schoolchildren in the reading process is for them to watch a film adaptation of a literary work and further discuss it in an intermediate-type lesson. The content of such a lesson can be, in particular, a comparative analysis of the literary text (the story-tale of A. Pogorelsky «The Black Hen...») and the film text (the film adaptation of the director V. Gresʼ). As you know, Pogorelsky's work has a didactic orientation, but the educational task itself is solved by building a fascinating romantic fantasy story about the boy's journey to the «other» world. Director V. Gresʼ in his film version of the story focuses on the story of the moral fall and resurrection of the boy Alyosha, explores the «purity and harmony of childhood», and also recreates the historical era – St. Petersburg of the late XVIII century. V. Gresʼ finds cinematic means to depict the romantic duality; visualizes images and events only mentioned or implied by Pogorelsky. Comparing works related to different types of arts, one should take into account the specifics of the «language» of literature and cinema, fixing in the lesson both the similarities between the two texts and the differences between them. To do this, the teacher must select and use two sets of the most representative terms, literary and cinematic. Among them: 1) plot, image system, character, psychology, historicism, interior, detail, etc.; 2) plan, angle, frame, editing, light, color, sound, etc. During the intermediate lesson, such forms and techniques as a table, schematization, and conscious application of the terms studied should be used. As a result, students should come to the idea of the «complementarity» of the two texts.


A. Pogorelsky, V. Gresʼ, Film adaptation, Intermediality, Methods of teaching literature at school.