Making The Story "Real": Film Analysis of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

Unit 10: Literacy: The Reality of It All--Realism in the American Story
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT analyze the representation of Peyton Farquhar's apparent escape two different mediums by viewing and thinking critically about the 1962 film of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", comparing and contrasting it to the text.

Big Idea: In 1964, Rod Sterling exposed American audiences to the film version of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Today, students make prediction and judge how the film "holds up."

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English / Language Arts, Group Communication and Discussion, revision (Writing Process), Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Critical Viewing
  50 minutes
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