Essays Tagged: "screen adaptation"

"The Lord of the Flies: Movie Critique" Compares and contrasts the novel and the 1990 movie.

The Lord of the Flies: Movie CritiqueProduced in 1990, the screen adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies fails to capture the effectiveness of the 1 ... le the film shows nothing more than the sloppy work of an amateur. The three critical mistakes that screen writer Schiff and director Hook made were the mischaracterization of Ralph, lack of portrayal ... in theme of the novel- the evils of mankind- by putting together small clues implied throughout the screenplay. An average viewer would not be able to do this and the point of the movie is diminished. ...

(3 pages) 77 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

The is a film review of Robert Altman's black comedy "The Player"

ck comedies such as MASH years before. The films writer Michael Tolkin wrote both the novel and the screen adaptation for the movie and worked closely to with Altman though out the film. The basic plo ... as to be cast with "no stars" a point that they are so adamant about. Later in the film we see them screening this movie and in the film we see Julia Roberts, playing across from Bruce Willis, and the ...

(4 pages) 49 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Analyse of Sylvia

Sylvia Plath -- one of the most celebrated literary figures of her generation -- is brought to the screen in this controversial screen adaptation. Born in Boston in 1932, Sylvia Plath (played by Gwyn ...

(2 pages) 46 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"A Taste of Honey" by Shelagh Delaney

in 1958, passed even more deeply into the popular consciousness thanks to Tony Richardson's classic screen adaptation in 1961. Richard Beecham's welcome revival of this sad tale of a feckless mother, ...

(8 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Love Story" By Erich Segal

s considered a member of the National Advisory Council of the Peace Corps. Besides this, Segal is a screenwriter. The screenplay to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine is his brainchild.When "Love Story" wa ... rtant new writer of the 70's" and almost immediately the book became the number one bestseller. The screen adaptation of the book made the headlines. The names of Ali McGraw (Jenny) and Ryan O'Neal (O ...

(3 pages) 1541 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

"Love Story" By Erich Segal

s considered a member of the National Advisory Council of the Peace Corps. Besides this, Segal is a screenwriter. The screenplay to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine is his brainchild.When "Love Story" wa ... rtant new writer of the 70's" and almost immediately the book became the number one bestseller. The screen adaptation of the book made the headlines. The names of Ali McGraw (Jenny) and Ryan O'Neal (O ...

(3 pages) 1620 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

"Love Story" By Erich Segal

s considered a member of the National Advisory Council of the Peace Corps. Besides this, Segal is a screenwriter. The screenplay to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine is his brainchild.When "Love Story" wa ... rtant new writer of the 70's" and almost immediately the book became the number one bestseller. The screen adaptation of the book made the headlines. The names of Ali McGraw (Jenny) and Ryan O'Neal (O ...

(3 pages) 757 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

"Love Story" By Erich Segal

s considered a member of the National Advisory Council of the Peace Corps. Besides this, Segal is a screenwriter. The screenplay to the Beatles' Yellow Submarine is his brainchild.When "Love Story" wa ... rtant new writer of the 70's" and almost immediately the book became the number one bestseller. The screen adaptation of the book made the headlines. The names of Ali McGraw (Jenny) and Ryan O'Neal (O ...

(3 pages) 614 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Tragedy in Roman Polanski's Macbeth

positive feeling and indicates political stability and hope for Scotland?s future. Roman Polanski?s screen adaptation of Macbeth, released in 1971, is equally dark and violent, but he leaves the audie ... nd because there is a great character in Macbeth who can be developed and shown in a new way on the screen? (79).The violence he portrayed in the film is derived from the horrible violence that took p ...

(12 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

es, but it is not long enough to develop the character of Arthur “Boo” Radley in the 1962 screen adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It also is not long enough ... aid to have been dedicated to closely following the book. Lee, who did not work on the movie’s screenplay, nevertheless approved of the movie, calling it a “work of art.” The theme of t ...

(3 pages) 10 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American