Every Film Adaptation is Not Necessarily Faithful Throughout history, philosophers wrote thoughtful poems and sophisticated plays; plays sought to challenge the intellectual minds of those who would read them. Inevitably, as time progressed, people found ways to stage the plays for entertainment. When staging the play, whether it would be literal actors reciting lines on a stage or a movie with the reenactment of the play, the director always faces the problem of fidelity of the adaptation and how true their adaptation has to be to the original source. Fidelity in the terms of film refers to the authenticity and familiar similarities an adaptation has to its original source.
June Callwood is one of the greatest representatives of contemporary Canadian history and being considered that means that person has left an impressive impact affecting the lives of Canadians as we know it. Callwood's social contributions include her help to the homeless, women’s help, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer plus (LGBTQ) community. Her political impacts include her influence on the rights of women, her numerous foundings of organizations to support those in need, and providing society with information for change. Her journalistic achievements include her work in women’s rights, organizational change, and her journalistic inputs of founding many unions, leading the way for women writers, and providing society with brilliant, educating works. Without the lasting impression Callwood
The issues that Kilbourne is attempting to attack are highly sensitive ones. Therefore, it would follow that her essay would appeal to pathos more than usual. The violence that Kilbourne is talking about affects nearly all women and is something that demands attention. It is true when Kilbourne says, “Most of us become numb to these images, just as we become numb to the daily litany in the news of women being raped, battered, and killed” (430). While they are certainly important, all the statistics and data can appear disconnected from the reality of real life abuse women endure.
With this current age in media describing a “war on women” it is no shock to see that a controversial piece has conquered its way through rival writing to gain the position it has today, and this may give other people their justification for selecting this article for their top three, but I don`t fall into this category. I didn 't selection such a piece due to agreements I made with the article, but quite the opposite. I refuse to accept that the actions faced by this one women, or any number of women, is justification to agree that the only war occurring is in conflict with women, but nevertheless this controversy is a great example of how the author, Amanda Hess, a journalist for Pacific Standard, can quickly gain the attention of the audience, of more than likely women from ages 18 to 35 years of age, to entice a reader to alter their mindset on social media in favor of the “war on women”. Certainly, one factor that advances this article is the style of storytelling used by the author to easily convey the message and organize the concepts and events for the reader. Ultimately, the author conveys this controversial message to rather convince or conflict the reader, creating an edge to the piece that cuts its way through to the top standings of journalism of 2015 and my personal rankings of top three, causing a respected appreciation, but not
Women in Canada have struggled for many years to redefine the roles they play in society, demanding justice and equality. These efforts yet continue to occur through politics, economics, law, and literature, all to gain formal equality. Women eventually turned to feminist literature realizing that legal, political, and institutional modifications will not assist them entirely in the fight for egalitarianism (The Canadian Encyclopedia). The sciences continue to be more male dominated, expecting a fewer number of women to write traditional science fiction literature.
Margaret Atwood has seamlessly woven a tapestry of feminist elements - mainly regarding gender oppression - within her works. With that, using two of Atwood’s texts, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Year of The Flood, as the foundation for our literary research, we will be focusing on the commodification of the female flesh in both similar dystopian contexts. Commodification refers to the action or process of treating an object, or a person, as a raw material or product that can be bought and sold, or even treated as an object of which sovereignty can be held over by one. In both works, women are victimized and treated as sexual beings whose bodies and physical expressions can be freely used by the men who have power over them against their will. The two texts illustrate how society brings about the oppression of women and this exacerbates the commodification of women.
I always love to read books and watch their movies, because I get to witness the differences that take place. I prefer the books because they have more detail and really let you decide how the characters look and act. Lots of times, the stories are different than the film versions. The short story, “Most Dangerous Game”, is a very good example of this. The film and the movie have lots of things in common, but this paper is about the complete opposite.
Perrault, a 17th century French author, wrote about women as damsels in distress in his fairy tales, while Atwood, a 20th and 21st century Canadian author, offers a more realistic and modern approach in her writing. Sharon Wilson, author of the essay “Margaret Atwood and the Fairy Tale: Postmodern Revisioning In Recent Texts”, calls Atwood’s use of fairy tales to talk about current issues in society as “meta-fairy tales”. Atwood’s “meta-fairy tales” offer insight on gender politics in a current patriarchal society. Instead of using generic conventions to tell her story, like Perrault does, Atwood uses them and then dismantles them in order to show the reader the problems within the genre like she does in her poem.
This sense of hostility springs forth from the misconstrued view of literature being the superior art form among the two, extending to the apparent artistic inferiority of cinematic adaptations, which seemingly “betrays” its source material. But the idea of cinema as a potent and dynamic art
In “Aesthetic of Astonishment” essay, Gunning argues how people first saw cinema, and how they are amazed with the moving picture for the first time, and were not only amazed by the technological aspect, but also the experience of how the introduction of movies have changed the way people perceive the reality in a completely different way. Gunning states that “The astonishment derives from a magical metamorphosis rather than a seamless reproduction of reality”(118). He uses the myth of how the sacred audience run out the theater in terror when they first saw the Lumiere Brother Arrival of the train. However, Gunning does not really care how hysterical their reaction is, even saying that he have doubts on what actually happened that day, as for him it the significance lied on the incidence--that is, the triggering of the audience’s reaction and its subsequence results, and not the actual reactions and their extent. It is this incident, due to the confusion of the audience’s cognition caused by new technology, that serves as a significant milestone in film history which triggered in the industry and the fascination with film, which to this day allows cinema to manipulate and
The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood in 1985. She is well-known for being a poet, novelist, inventor, essayist, and an environmental activist. She 's a feminist this is important because in her novels she often portrays the female characters being oppressed and rebelling against stronger males. Attwood is very interested in environmentalist issues and one of her main themes for her novels, particularly ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ include men interfering nature. The Handmaid’s Tale is about a totalitarian society set in Gilead which used to be apart of the United States.
There is a close relationship between literature and film and we can see that more and more films come from literature in recent years like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre, a science fiction film named Arrival and so on. In fact, Jane Eyre is a popular story that a number of directors used it as adaption to a film and the 2011 version is the No.35 version of adaption. During to search with key words “Jane Eyre” “movie” and “adaption” on the Internet, I found the 1944 version and 2011 version have more comments. Most audience consider the 1944 version is the best adaption and more classical because this version is closer to the literature, showing the romantic, Gothic and depressed during the Victorian. However, the 2011 version is the newest version, it is with more details so that it can help audience to understand the mental activity of Jane and have more feeling of the actual environment Jane lived.
We are constantly surrounded by adaptations, from BBC One’s adaptation of Ann Cleeves Shetland, to Harry Potter. Adaptation is an integral part of our lives as we long always strive for meaning in everything, adaptation can allow us to see new meanings in what we watch and take something we would not necessarily have seen in the original. Adaptation is the application of previous concepts to new concepts, taking for instance a play onto the big screen, whilst the original conditions are lost a new concept and ideals occur for the adaptation. Adaptations are palimpsests, for example, in the Harry Potter films they take from the books that Ginny is in love with Harry and all the girls want to be her friend, however in the films she is mainly
The role of women in society appear much in the book, thanks to these clear descriptions. These descriptions are clear trace of realism found in the book. The role of women in society, how they are exposed to violence and does not have much to say. In the 1800s, you had to use out corporal punishment. It was often children, women and the poor, each exposed out blow and violence.