Essays Tagged: "film versions"

The Power of the Feminine in Macbeth. This essay explores the roles of Lady Macbeth and the witches in the original play, the Kurosawa film entitled Throne of Blood, and the Polanski film version.

The Power of the Feminine in MacbethIn the play and both film versions of Shakespeare's Macbeth, women are given a fairly large amount of agency or power. In ... Macbeth. Femininity, particularly that of the maternal, is a very widely used theme in the play and films. However it represents not only the nurture and support of a mother, but also a more terrifyin ... ial prophecies and his wife's influence lead him to kill the king.The Roman Polanski version of the film somewhat depicts this feminine power, however he chooses to not make it as apparent as Shakespe ...

(8 pages) 116 0 4.7 Mar/2003

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

Mel Gibson vs. Kenneth Branaugh as Hamlet

Mel Gibson vs. Kenneth Branaugh as HamletFirst in an installment looking at the modern film versions of Shakespeare's playsby Lynn Davison Jr., Contributing WriterThe recent "box office r ... an eerie glow or flickering shadows on its actors. Brannagh, on the other hand, seeks to use every filmmaker's device possible, including the light blue glowing eyes of Hamlet's father and the "dry i ... c (yet clandestine) relationship developing.The greatest aspect of watching the Gibson and Brannagh films together is noticing the subtle differences between each actor's expression of the same charac ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

The Treatment of the Heterogeneous "Army" by Kenneth Branagh and Lawrence Olivier in Shakespeare's "Henry V".

ract togetherBoth Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh present this scene very differently in their film versions of Shakespeare's play. In my paper I set out to prove my hypothesis that Olivier's fil ... t Henry has managed to achieve, and this is characteristic of Henry as king. In contrast, Branagh's film is set up so that the viewer has a hard time distinguishing each of these men from each other. ...

(8 pages) 59 0 2.0 May/2003

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

Hamlet Movie Review.

Kenneth Branagh's production of Shakespeare's Hamlet was one of the few film versions of the famous play that reproduced every scene from the original work. As both directo ... sing. Many of these scenes had built up intensity to the movie which make this a must see movie.The film's casting isn't so much of a distraction, but it does call attention to the movie. For all the ... t its powerful dramatic force.In spite of the flaws in this movie, Hamlet was a relevant and moving film. Audience were able to empathize with Hamlet and have a deep understanding of this Shakespeare play.

(3 pages) 80 1 3.0 May/2003

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

''GHOST STORIES'' retold by Rosemary Border

vels, short stories and non-fiction. His most famous work is ''Dracula'', which has appeared in six film versions, on television, as a play, and as a comic. ''Dracula'' has never been out of print sin ...

(6 pages) 36 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Still the Great Lovers

esent time. They are human incentives. Humans live with them and they don't change by the time. Its film versions made as well. One of the evidence is that we all heard it's still studied at high scho ...

(2 pages) 15 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein

e author's name in the title, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein hopes to distinguish itself from previous film versions of the monster saga by suggesting that, unlike those other incarnations of the classic ... creates life from the bits and pieces of dead men is one of the most famous in literature, but once filmmakers got their hands on it, the amateur authoress' tale was given as many alterations as Dr. F ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2004

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

Pygmalion by George Shaw

ubt the most beloved and popularly received, if not the most significant in literary terms. Several film versions have been made of the play, and it has even been adapted into a musical. In fact, writ ... e of the play, and it has even been adapted into a musical. In fact, writing the screenplay for the film version of 1938 helped Shaw to become the first and only man ever to win the much coveted Doubl ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Great Gatsby

a novel that I didn't think I was going to enjoy but did. I found that even after having seen both film versions I could still get involved in the book. Something that has caught my attention ... y are entertaining at the apartment. How did that relationship come to be? Having seen both films before reading the novel did not disappoint me. Perhaps because it is an easier novel to adapt ...

(3 pages) 372 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

Compare The Birth Of Frankenstein's Creation in Two different Film Versions The aim of this essay is the comparison of two different film versions of Mary Shelly' ... and science fiction issues are shown how they are used to give the atmosphere in each scene of the films. There is an issue on the natural and unnatural birth of the creation. Along with the nature a ... th the nature and nurture debate is the creation born to be evil or nurtured to become evil? In the film version of Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein was set in the 1800's around the time the novel was w ...

(16 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Lord Of Da Flies (baaad Movie Comparison)

cene of Piggy's death In this essay I will be comparing the differences and similarities of the two film versions of "˜Lord of the flies' and I will be interpreting the effect the y have on an au ... ctor can use many aids to help him create the reaction from an audience that he wants. In the first film one of the aspects they chose was the camera angle. They used this to show superiority between ...

(6 pages) 5 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lord Of Da Flies (baaad Movie Comparison)

cene of Piggy's death In this essay I will be comparing the differences and similarities of the two film versions of "˜Lord of the flies' and I will be interpreting the effect the y have on an au ... ctor can use many aids to help him create the reaction from an audience that he wants. In the first film one of the aspects they chose was the camera angle. They used this to show superiority between ...

(6 pages) 311 0 0.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alhea

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(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Inaccessible Oedipus: Comparing Olivier's and Branagh's Women (an contrast between Gertrude and Ophelia in Lawrence Olivier's Hamlet and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet)

Strong, clearly defined characters can make or break a film. While a movie may advertise the best special effects ever seen or have a plot filled with unfo ... true for the many adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, and it can lead to challenges as modern filmmakers try to create a film that the masses can enjoy. Both Branagh and Olivier created film ver ... contemporary viewer. Branagh’s rejection of the oedipal themes seen throughout Olivier’s film makes Branagh’s women more accessible to a modern audience than the women in Olivier’ ...

(5 pages) 21 0 3.0 May/2008

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

Macbeth practice essay.

Use the original play to compare and contrast with one or both of the film versions studied. What has Polanski done to the original text? (use close reference to the text ... s are different.The theme of violence is presented in throughout Polanski's Macbeth. Throughout the film we are witness to bear-baiting, laughter from Duncan and the thanes when they hear how Macbeth ... violence occurred off stage is that due to the major advancement in technology Polanski was able to film such scenes, while in Shakespeare's time the staging of violence in a public theatre would have ...

(10 pages) 39 1 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays