Essays Tagged: "film version"

Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay. Which is better, the book or the movie?

that is holding these tow lovers back is the feuding between the two families.'Was Franco Zeffili's film version of the play 'Romeo and Juliet an improvement over Shakespeares play?' Yes, Franco Zeffe ... minute. In the movie the fight scene was great because it was a long fierce fight.Franco Zeffelli's film was a great improvement over Shakespeares play. He made it better by taking out some of the bor ...

(1 pages) 67 0 4.3 Nov/1995

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

Craig Raine's Poem "A martian sends a postcard home". Describe how you would turn the poem into a short film

Film Based on "A Martian Sends a Postcard Home"In Craig Raine's poem "A Martian Sends a Postcard Hom ... does not have any social interaction even on a casual level. One of the most important aspects of a film trying to depict this poem would be for it to keep that sense of isolation and confusion that a ... ian is describing despite the fact that he is describing very familiar objects and activities. In a film version of this poem the narrator/Martian would not be a visual character, in more of a fly on ...

(9 pages) 44 0 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

King Lear film review.

Lear" is not simply a bad movie, but a lousy pictorial of William Shakespeare's original play. This film version of William Shakespeare's "King Lear" looks as if it was shot on three horribly designed ... re's "King Lear", but instead you get a low budget/ under acted version.In the opening scene of the film, we are introduced to King Lear. Lear is stating that he is becoming old now, and must hand ove ...

(4 pages) 59 0 5.0 Nov/2003

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

Explain (or analyse) how Baz Lurhmann makes 'Romeo and Juliet' interesting for a modern audience.

interesting for a modern audience I have read Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' and watched the 1998 film version of the play directed by Baz Lurhmann. Compared with Shakespeare's stage performance of ... iety of different techniques that were not available to Shakespeare, these are critical to make the film comprehensible to a modern audience.When Shakespeare wrote his play in 1595 it was to be staged ...

(8 pages) 58 1 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Comparing the positives and negatives of the film version and the book version of Death of a Salesman.

the different aspects of the play developing at the same time, the confrontation of text opposed to film is inevitable.As far as the case goes with the combination of conflicting personalities, the fi ... sion more effectively portrays all of the different points each character has. Through watching the film, one can get a better sense of what the characters are feeling. Being able to see the faces of ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Power Through Gender Roles in Macbeth

ticularly between Macbeth himself and Lady Macbeth, compare the original text with Roman Polanski's film version, while exploring the reading position.In Polanski's film, Lady Macbeth initially portra ... night after the banquet. A powerful image is promoted of Lady Macbeth throughout this scene in the film, although in Shakespeare's text it is hard to conjure this up. The reader is forced to take Lad ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Mar/2004

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

One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest- Forman Vs. Kesey

"Foreman's film version dilutes Kesey's meaning, but makes the text much more accessible"This phrase rings very ... makes the text much more accessible"This phrase rings very true when concerning both Milos Forman's film version and Ken Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest." Both portray basically the sam ... how the Chief's concept of the 'Combine', and the control it holds over the hospital.Milos Forman's film version is not told through the eyes of the Chief, but rather in a way that seems to place him ...

(4 pages) 50 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In what ways does a film open up a Shakespeare play to a wider variety of meanings, and in what ways is film a limiting factor? Discuss with reference to ROMEO and JULIET

liet, incorporates ideas which provide a wider variety of meanings whilst also making us aware that film can be a limiting factor. The creation of new dimensions for principal characters opens up the ... l characters, the Shakespearian text is drastically cut and many characters and themes are lostThis film version does much to portray both Romeo and Juliet as different to and in a sense, alienated fr ...

(8 pages) 109 4 4.0 May/2004

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

Angela's ashes

How does the sense of emotion and depth of characterisation diminish in the film version of " Angela's Ashes""The book was much better than the film" is the ultimate clich&eacu ... eyes of a child, the events are intricately linked to a childlike innocence and wonderment. In the film version, this very personal outlook is lost because the film genre requires a more omniscient p ... otions results in both a diminished depth of characterisation and a reduced emotional impact in the film version of Angela's Ashes.When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at ...

(11 pages) 77 1 5.0 May/2004

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

Color Purple - More than Meets the Eye

n and the respect of mankind's dignity. Combined with Steven Spielberg's interpretative genius, the film version of Walker's novel is a visual testament - a different realization, to be sure - of the ... h, liberty and simple decency.The most striking difference between Walker's imagery and Spielberg's film adaptation is, like many other projects converted for the cinema, an issue of degree and observ ...

(3 pages) 131 1 5.0 Jun/2004

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

Pragmatism Versus Idealism Book Review on Gone with the Wind

nd remains one of the most popular novels of all time. It received the 1937 Pulitzer Prize. And the film version of it released in 1939 stands as one of the most magnificent accomplishment in American ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How has the director used film techniques to show representation of gender in the film "The Crucible"?

ed a number of techniques such as camera angles, dialogue and music to represent gender through the film version of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. This is evident through the study of the characters Jo ... characters John Proctor, Reverend Hale, Judge Danforth, Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams.The film is set in the mid 17th century in the Puritan society of Salem. The Puritans are a group of peo ...

(5 pages) 38 2 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Contrasting the Legend of Sleepy Hollow film and novel

The 1988 film version of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the short story that we read in class are similar, b ... belief of all superstitious when he bashes down on those who do believe. This characteristic of the film's Ichabod deteriorates throughout the movie, as he slowly beginjs to believe.Another major char ... r major characteristic that one would notice is the affection that Katrina feels for Ichabod in the film. This is different from the novel in that, in the novel, Ichabod's compassion is not returned, ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Film review and comment of 'Of Mice of Men' by Gary Sinise.

While watching the film version of 'Of Mice and Men' directed by Gary Sinise, visual imagery, lighting, and soundtrack ... nt aspect that influences the emotional effect of a scene is lighting. Lighting is used well in the film in order to make the audiences feel emotions such as excitement and loneliness. For example, at ... the audiences feel emotions such as excitement and loneliness. For example, at the beginning of the film we see George on a train and his face is in shadows. Shadows indicate that there is something u ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2004

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

Comapare essay:romeo and juliet vs movie

e Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" into a modernized version. Despite the fact that the director of the film version of "Romeo and Juliet" and Shakespeare used the same script, there were some similaritie ... rent setting, there were some similarities and difference between them. It is most obvious that the film version took place in a more modern like time like the nineties; while the actual play took pla ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein

se the 'creation scene' from Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and compare it to Kenneth Branagh's 1994 film version of the same.One of the key themes in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is human arrogance. ... dreary night. Frankenstein is so cold that his teeth are chattering together.Kenneth Branagh did a film version of 'Frankenstein' in 1994. The film version was supposed to be exactly the same as the ...

(4 pages) 91 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Write an essay comparing the film and the novel versions of The Joke

When a literary work is adapted into a film, the common question that arises is which of the two versions is better. Each medium, written o ... s which of the two versions is better. Each medium, written or film has its own unique qualities: a film capitalizes on visual imaging to captivate its audience, while a novel delves into the mental a ... arking our creative imaginations. When observing both the novel, The Joke, by Milan Kundera and the film version, done by Jaromil Jires, it is essential to understand that the two are not in competiti ...

(6 pages) 19 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

Guadalcanal Diary:The Battle for Guadalcanal in Literature and Film

not involved in battle, or who simply want to know what occurred will read the novel and/or see the film version. And, the soldiers that fought in World War II now have a written history in both print ... erent areas of the country, but seemed to get along with one another despite their differences. The film showed perfect stereotypes of the men, for example, the guy from New York with his accent and l ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Nick Hornby - How to be good

eleased. It won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was adapted as both a play and a film, the latter starring Colin Firth.His fiction continues to explore male obsessions, crises and w ... Fidelity (1995), is the story of an obsessive record collector and list-maker, and was adapted as a film in 2000 starring John Cusack. His second novel, About a Boy (1998), focuses on the growing rela ...

(5 pages) 31 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature