January 16, 2013

Emma Watson in New York University + Emma, future writer?

Tons and tons of tweets surfaced about Emma being in New York University, and before anyone ask; no, she didn't transfer for good.

She's there for the January Term, which is from 7th to 25th. (Brown's 2nd semester begins on 23 January).

In NYU, she's at least studying English, and Film as Literature.

About Film as Literature:
This course (different every time) introduces students to the specific choices that a director must make to transform the "printed word" into a visual auditory experience. For example, point of view becomes a challenge of camera shots; a described room becomes a matter of lighting, color, and sound; and the sense of time becomes a product of editing, rhythm, music, and splicing. Throughout the course, we pit a director's view against an author's view to examine how the same story may express different agendas, depending on the rendering. Works may include Euripides' Medea (Pasolini), Nabokov's Lolita (Kubrick), Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan), Paul Schrader's Taxi Driver (Scorsese), Virginia Woolf's Orlando (Potter), and Thomas Hardy's Tess (Polanski). Creative exercises required along with three five-page papers.

Talking about transforming "the printed word into a visual auditory experience", Emma recently talked about wanting to write and adapt something.

She's had a successful career at just 22 with a bag full of films under her belt including the Harry Potter franchise, a dabble in modelling and a place in Oxford University, but Emma Watson doesn't think that's quite enough.

The amiable actress, who is currently taking a year out from studying English at Brown University in Rhode Island, tells Mandrake that she would like to try her hand at writing.

I would like to adapt something,” the 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' star states. “Maybe, eventually, even an original work.

Still, she is understandably circumspect about making the transition from acting to writing.

I would love to think I could write, but I would feel a bit intimidated,” she adds.

It is definitely something that I’d like to do, though,'' she continued.

Also, Washington Square Local tweeted:
WSL welcomes @EmWatson to its writing staff!
But apparently it'd be a joke.


Chris said...

Emma's a Renaissance Woman, I admire that she loves to broaden her mind like this.

Anonymous said...

Studying this course in school will give her even more reason to go to Steve Kloves and say, "Why did you change so much in Prisoner of Azkaban??"

Anonymous said...

@anonymous: I think when it comes to changing stuff in the Harry Potter movies, the last 3 (HBP, DH1, DH2) are the ones you should be most upset about.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read an original work from emma. I think in the long run she will want to expand in the film industry- just acting won't be enough for her. Having studied EnglishLiterature, Drama and history (although her major I know is English Lit.) at university, I'm sure she could faire very well as a screen writer. But I think all screen writers should have the feel of their own story first, before they try to empathize another's tale.

Anonymous said...

Go for it emma! You can do it Yeah!