“Reflect on your inquiry question and how your understanding is changing, becoming more focused, or is perhaps being reaffirmed by your research. What do you now know that you didn’t know when you started this inquiry?”

The research and inquiries I have conducted within the week have made me realize a lot about what exactly the question I created is asking. My question asks “what makes a good text to film adaptation”, but when thinking of this question I didn’t realize that movies are created to appease a certain audience, and the criteria a movie would follow to be a “good” adaptation would ultimately differ depending on the audience the movie is being created for. I found during my research that there are three main audiences filmmakers may cater to during the production of a film adaptation:

  1. Those who have not read the original text
  2. Those who expect the film to be a faithfully accurate adaptation
  3. Those who want the film to be artistically independent and a fresh viewpoint

I previously thought that I should narrow my question down to what makes a good adaptation for one of these three audiences, but I think that I’m up for the challenge of researching all three and incorporating my findings into my presentation. There were quite a few unforeseen variables that I now know greatly affect the film-making process and the film’s reception like budgeting, time frame, and choice of actors. I’m glad I got to research this question, because it is most definitely not as simple as it seems. I may have encountered a few small bumps in the path that is ZIP, but I think I’m on the right track.