Essays Tagged: "Film adaptation"

The Chamber

The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and FilmStories about crime prove to be a strong part of America's entertainment in this day. In The Cha ... age you've done.' ' The messages about the death penalty are brought about in different ways in the film and in the novel. Although the novel and film adaptation of The Chamber have some significant d ... as a murderer.The plot and characters have some differences between themselves in the novel and the film. The melodramatic film takes away from the novel's descriptive plot. The first major difference ...

(6 pages) 84 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Compare and contrast of the novel "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and the 1960 movie production of "Lord of the Flies"

iptive and provocative plot, even though, some of the scenes are disturbing and heartbreaking. They film adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies loses its significance compared to the novel ... to; helicopters are flying across their heads and landing onto the island. Due to when the movie is filmed, 1990, enhance technology is used as a result in the movie comparing to the tools usage in th ...

(3 pages) 168 0 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay explains how Arthurian legends and current movies, like Spiderman, all use the motif of Concealing Identities.

Mallory, to a 20th century retelling of the Arthurian legend by T.H. White, to a modern blockbuster film adaptation of the Marvel comic superhero Superman? Whatever it is, it's enough to be used over ... s.Concealed identities are a constant reoccurring motif in many different types of literature, from film to novel. It is a topic that can be spread throughout such wide grounds because it is a theme t ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Similarities and differences between the book and the movie

ost famous novels in American literature. Consequently, it was inevitable that someone would make a film adaptation of the book. There are many similarities, as well as differences, between the movie ... tried to take advantage of him. Another similarity is Tom's crippled left hand. In the book and the film, he got it cut off in a cotton gin when he was thirteen. Another similarity is that the story t ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Review of Movie "O" Film Adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello.

Review of "O"The movie "O" directed by Tim Blake Nelson is a film adaptation of the famous Shakespeare play Othello. The film takes place in a private high schoo ... ular, Odin James, the Hawks' star player. Odin is a modern Othello that the age group watching this film can really relate to. That is what the objective of the entire movie is; to get teenagers inter ... d of kings and servants as in Othello. Again, teens can relate to this very well."O" is a very good film that stays as true to the original play as it can. If the director made it too much like the or ...

(2 pages) 64 0 1.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

English Feature article on Shakespears Macbeth with reference to both play and Polanski's adaptation. Title: Windows changed through time.

own time and creating a work to be treasured by today's audiences.In 1917 Roman Polanski produced a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's great tragedy. Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish visi ... he motives, The deep thoughts everything that makes a character act the way in which they do.In the film the soliloquies are performed as voice overs and remain largely intact. The strong language pre ...

(5 pages) 58 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

This paper is about the controversial racial aspects of Alice Walker's book The Color Purple.

Unbleachable Stain for Black Males in The Color Purple"Alice Walker's novel and Steven Spielberg's film adaptation "The Color Purple" have sparked huge controversy in the African-American community a ... y and the media. Most of the controversy revolves around the belief that the novel, as well as, the film portrays black male characters in a negative manner. They are characterized as stereotypical ab ...

(8 pages) 182 1 2.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bridget Jones's Diary; a comparitive between the book and the film.

Bridget Jones's Diary suggests that no woman is restricted by the era that they were born into. The film adaptation of the same name, made in 2001 and directed by Sharon Maguire, is a worthwhile adapt ... . "Well done Bridge, 4 hours of careful cooking and a feast of blue soup, omelette and marmalade." (film). Bridget really wants a family, not a career.Bridget's mother Pam, on the other hand, was brou ...

(5 pages) 60 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How are gender issues explored in both Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the Zeffirelli film adaptation of the play, in order to meet the needs of very different audiences?

Gender issues are explored in both Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the Zeffirelli film adaptation of the play through cultural context, characterisation, symbolism and the specific p ... in the patriarchal marriage system that existed during Shakespeare's time.In contrast, Zeffirelli's film adaptation was released in the late 1960s, at the same time as women's liberation movement was ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

A critique of scenery in Branagh's movie version of Much Ado About Nothing.

A Greek To Do In Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, scenery, costume, casting and music come to ... Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, scenery, costume, casting and music come together to create a film with a distinct aura of Greek myth. Much Ado About Nothing is set in Tuscany, Italy. The ... g an almost halo-like effect, emphasizing the characters in an almost godlike way. The house in the film is set on a hill overlooking the road and gardens in a very Olympian style. Everything in the s ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Analysis of Death of a Salesman

aditions in which playwright was born. To be completely honest, I was skeptical about choosing this film since I have heard rave reviews about the play version from friends and colleagues. However, I ... heard rave reviews about the play version from friends and colleagues. However, I have to say this film is a gripping and beautiful masterpiece. The film adaptation is very much like watching the pla ...

(5 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


movies which we find so amazing, and garner tons of money at the box office do so well is that such films immerse us, the viewers in the experience of watching the movie. Movies like this make us feel ... ake us feel as if we are actually part of the story, and that we are there with the characters. The film Adaptation presents the other tradition of cinema, one much less used and even less watched by ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Film Adaptation of Antigone by Sophocles

The film adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone portrays the text substantially well in several ways. The fil ... essential element of the production because it serves as the backdrop for the entire play. When the film starts, there is a wide shot of the Theban palace. There are two very large portraits of Creon ... or Haemon, because she now has no chance of marrying him. In comparison, for the second half of the film Creon sports a black military suit. The black contrasts with the white of Antigone's dress. Whi ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Write an essay that compares and contrasts JK Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with its film adaptation. You should consider matters of form and technique in your essay.

t success. People from all over the world are crazy about it. Due to the popularity of the novel, a film was produced in correspondence to the literacy text. In this essay, the matters of form and tec ... e to the literacy text. In this essay, the matters of form and techniques used in the novel and its film adaptation will be compared and contrasted.Novel and film creates different impact on people. R ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Portrayal of "Richard III" by Lawrence Olivier.

olitical and social dimensions. Laurence Olivier adapted the play from the medium of the theatre to film in 1955. It is unusual for Shakespeare's plays to be performed in their entirety. He condensed ... tirety. He condensed Shakespeare's text into a coherent script. Olivier used traditional methods of film adaptation, such as cutting characters and dialogue. He did this while maintaining the stereoty ...

(8 pages) 26 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Play and Film-"The death of Desdemona" (Act V Scene ii): Oliver Parker's "Othello" and "Othello" by William Shakespeare.

ii) of William Shakespeare's 'Othello', in both the Folger version of the play, and Oliver Parker's film adaptation of the play. Through omissions to the script, use of lighting, and added scenes, Oli ... e Globe Theatre in the seventeenth century. In order to show the many changes made to this act when filmed, it will be detailed in order of scene additions, textual changes, and then lighting, which w ...

(6 pages) 55 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" and Shelly's "Frankenstein": A Comparison of Gothic Films

or centuries. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is a classic gothic novel which has been adapted into a film directed by Kenneth Branagh. This film can be perceived as a typical gothic piece because the a ... se the archetypal elements such as dark setting, horror, and suspense are apparent. However, in the film adaptation of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, directed by Peter Kosminsky, it is harder to id ...

(9 pages) 53 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

How are we made to feel sympathy for the creature "Frankenstein"?

Kenneth Branagh's "Frankenstein" is a film adaptation of the 18th century Gothic novel by Mary Shelley. In this film adaptation the overal ... t between people's opinions. With several movies showing the creature as a monster just this single film makes us as an audience question our views and opinions about the creature. The techniques used ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Oedipus Rex Film Paper

Pasolini's film adaptation of Oedipus Rex stays mostly faithful to Sophocles's source material. While Pasolini ... tly the same and many of the themes of Sophocles's play from over 2000 years ago are present in the film.The main difference between the two pieces of work is reflective in their medium. Though Sophoc ... ign) were far more primitive than in the time of Pasolini.Indeed, there is far less dialogue in the film version of Oedipus Rex. Pasolini relies more on scenery, music and facial expressions to tell h ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Paul Simon

eak-up of "˜Simon and Garfunkel' in early 1970. Simon proved them wrong by adding teaching and film making to his impressive list of feats. He also created a string of top-10 hits over the decade ... duo. Garfunkel had been interested in acting for some time. He was offered the leading role in the film adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch 22, and he agreed immediately. This angered Simon, who was ...

(4 pages) 383 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis