What did you learn from following the screenplay of Sherman Alexie's "Smoke Signals" Friday while you watched the movie? How many changes did you notice from the screenplay compared to the movie as filmed? Were they significant? For example, what's different about the opening scene that shows the radio announcer sitting in a lawn chair on top of the KREZ van? What does it add? Does it slow the action?
In general: Were you able to follow the script right through the movie, or did you kind of surf in and out of it? Would you recommend following the screenplay on other movies if you had one available? Why or why not?
Please post your responses as comments to this post.
For Wednesday: Watch for John Wayne's teeth (yeah, that's what I said), as we screen the second part of the movie today. Be ready to write about them.