Many books have been used as the basis for motion pictures. According to John Harrington one third of all movies ever made were adapted from novels. The transition of any piece of literature into a film generates a lot of discussion, positive and negative, that provides a basis for comparison between these two media. Using the cliché 'the book is always better than the film ' prevents making meaningful comparisons because the cliché assumes that the 'language ' system of literature is deeper or more complex than that of film. However, both books and films narrate stories.
Metaphor and metonymy could build a strong imagery of alienation in films The study revealed that TV Chandran has used a wide array of metonymy and metaphors in all the films selected for the study to image the concept of alienation. Metaphor is so widespread that it is often used as an 'umbrella ' term to include other figures of speech like metonyms which can be technically distinguished from it in its narrower usage. Lakoff and Johnson argue that 'the essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another. Furthermore, metaphors need not be verbal, and in films, a pair of consecutive shots is metaphorical when there is an implied comparison of the two shots.
David Lynch’s 1990 dramatic film Wild at Heart is as cliché and trite as its title suggests, and its provocative, stimulating visuals do not make up for its unsuccessful storyline. Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern’s performances were bleak, but still not the least effective aspects of the movie. While the critic and audience ratings were mostly favorable, according to the review site Rotten Tomatoes, its plot and production do not go beyond meaningless eroticism to excite the audience. Armond White’s review of the hyper-Americanized drama criticizes its excess of sex and violence, in addition to describing all of the ways in which it is a failed work of art. Lynch portrays Lula and Sailor’s tale of a whimsical escape into the sunset as an overused,
Disney’s portrayal of culture and race in their fairy-tale love stories had often led to backlash and criticism due to racist elements. It’s not a new concept the Disney films have poorly represented the experiences of people of color. As far as Disney Princesses are concerned, the women of color tend to be far less prominent than their Caucasian counterparts. The movie Aladdin (1992) showcases an Arabian princess Jasmine, the first women of color among the Disney princesses. They marketed the movie to people “of all races” devising “Brown” as a monolith to represent all Middle Eastern, South Asian, Black and Latin experiences, which obviously came with some heavy backlash as it shows negative stereotypical imagery and lyrics.
Does every object whether it be art or a book, need a reason behind it to exist? Not everything needs to go and challenge a belief or explain this and that. People will come to conclusions filled with reasons of why certain colors were used and why the colors changed the way they did in O’Neill’s Sidewinder’s Delta, but Pat O’Neill confessed, “I had only the vaguest idea how to use the footage I was collecting” (Fearless). The man behind the whole film, at once had no idea where or what he was doing with his footage.
One of the first steps to see the overall differences and similarities is by seeing just how true the plot remains while presented as a movie. In the 2013 movie portrayal of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, it mostly stays true to the overall plot of the story. In the book it is narrated by Nick Carraway and follows Nick helping Jay Gatsby reunite with his long, lost
The strongest symbols that help develop the story The Lovely Bones are the cornfield. The sketchbook, and the gazebo. First, one major symbol that helps develop the novel is the cornfield. In the beginning, Susie the narrator says she followed Mr. Harvey into the cornfield, to his hutch.
English Literary Essay – ‘Of Mice And Men’ Jasmin Fraser 10B Topic: George and Lennie’s fragile dream to buy a small ranch of their own is a powerful symbol in the novel for what is commonly known as the “American Dream”. The desire for freedom, equality and a better life for all is just a small portion of the American Dream which most people had at this time of the 1930’s America, just after the Great Depression. Men wished for their own land which they could use to make a living for themselves without the hardships of being a farmworker at that time.
Many movies use imagery to make a point. For example the movie “The Patriot” by Mel Gibson, the main character Benjamin Martin is trying to keep his family and country in tact during the Revolutionary war. He uses four symbols, the Toy Soldiers, the North Star, the Cross, and the American Flag. One way that the “The Patriot” uses imagery, is the symbol Toy Soldiers. In the beginning of the movie, the second oldest son, Thomas, was playing with his toy soldiers in a field.
Until the mid-seventeenth century, most of the Americans lived on the east coast, while Native Americans dwelled in the central North America and over west towards California. A majority of Americans believed that being white gave them the divine right to own and civilize the rest of the continent. They treated people of color like they were objects interfering with their land. The justification for their western expansion was coined as manifest destiny, and was bucked up from the United States ' constant feats. Though manifest destiny is known for its racial motivations and "pride" in the Americans ' country, it was made up by an economic core and the Americans were ready to sprawl through the regions.
Samantha Hoppe – The Minority is Not Minor The United States of America, formed by immigrants of various nationalities, was founded by white men who believed themselves better than others. That attitude was then passed on through the generations. It is depicted in a majority of Western texts primarily because the Western genre is set in the time period when the Wild West thrived, and Indians were the enemy. Little House on the Prairie (1935) written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Django Unchained (2012) directed by Quentin Tarantino sway from traditional Westerns and give Indians and African Americans, respectively, some credit.
Meanings are in people, not words [Sapir-Whorf] (186). From this movie we gather that the “N” word has had, and still has, harmful impacts on many African American Individuals. African Americans have had their life defined by the “N” word. From culture to culture words have different meanings; the “N” word in white American culture was demeaning and disrespectful toward blacks and still is today. This is the denotative meaning or the dictionary meaning.
There were many main characters throughout the movie that had notable impacts on the film. For one, there was Doc Holliday, Miss Plantagenet, and Deborah White. All of these characters showed how the white man lived. Then, there was Capt. Thomas Archer, Major Braden, Lt. Scott, and Captain Wessels, that showed how the government decided to take action.