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A Death in the Family
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Novel to Film [imagemap with 7 links]

Novel to Film

In the emotionally telling first chapter of A Death in the Family Jay and Rufus go downtown to see a movie at the Majestic Theatre and then walk home. Contrast and compare the nuances of this scene in Agee's novel, in the screenplay adaptation and in the scene as filmed. How is Jay's relationship with his son expressed? What details are created and what are omitted?

"Jay and Rufus walk home from the Majestic..."
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