Best films and cartoons for school children based on literary works 

“Red and Black” in 1997

"Red and Black" in 1997

Grade 10

Book “Red and Black,” Stendhal

Film: “Red and Black”, 1997, directed by Jean-Daniel Verhak

“Red” had a career as an officer, “Black” as a priest. Both of these paths were opened to the hero of the novel “Red and Black” through the patronage of a woman. The blacksmith’s son, Julien Sorel, wants to get to the top of society and becomes faced with a choice: to remain a romantic, honest, but poor man and live his whole life without glory; or adapt, using others to make a career at the cost of a ruined soul. Althrough, the two episodes of the film, made from the novel in 1997, because the life story of the hero is told and the spirit of nineteenth-century French society is successfully conveyed.

“Crime and Punishment”, 1969

"Crime and Punishment", 1969

Book: “Crime and Punishment”, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Film: “Crime and Punishment”, 1969, directed by Lev Kulidzhanov

Since The black and white color scheme is an ideal film adaptation of the novel by Dostoevsky. The film is based on a detective plot: the conception and realization of the crime. But the classic detective story takes a slightly different position, as there is no mystery to the crime as such. It is not the course of the investigation that keeps you in suspense but the protagonist’s agonizing journey to repentance and, in parallel, the terrific psychological duel between the investigator and the murderer. However, the main character, Raskolnikov, played by Georgy Taratorkin, is a man with a split psyche, with incompatible attitudes towards cruelty, aggression, compassion, and love of mankind. Why did he commit murder? The answer to this question has its own.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2006,

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2006,

Grade 11

Book: “Perfume”, Patrick Süskind

Film: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2006, directed by Tom Tykwer

This is a novel by Süskind about the beautiful and the ugly. Because it’s the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, who commits a series of brutal murders to achieve his cherished dream of creating the perfume of love. However, the filmmaker had the difficult task of telling the story of the hero’s inner world, whose main characteristic is his unique sense of smell. The film begins with a scene in a stinky Parisian fish market. After an hour of watching, the picture begins to “fragrance”. This, by the way, is greatly assisted by the color scheme in which the film is shot. However, the detailed reproduction of the historical setting only enhances the viewer’s presence. However, plunge into the atmosphere of Patrick Suskind’s novel through the eyes of the filmmakers.

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