The role of female characters in Bram Stoker 's "Dracula" and its movie adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola Gothic novel made its breakthrough with Horace Walpole in the late 18th century, when the term 'gothic ' was used to describe something barbarous or medieval. In the late Victorian era, Bram Stoker wrote "Dracula", a novel written in a form of journal with a monster living in a castle full of mysteries that ought to be revealed within the atmosphere of gloom and terror. After the first publication in 1897, its movie adaptations, which "constitute a simpler attempt to make texts 'relevant ' or easily comprehensible to new audiences and readerships via the process of proximation and updating" (Sanders 19) have begun. The most famous
After reading the critical essay “Neon Gothic: Lost in Translation” by Wendy Haslem, her central argument was found to be that of how Lost in Translation (Coppola,2003) presents a nontraditional approach to a romance in comparison to the expected. Haslem goes on to support her claim of an unconventional romance by using examples of scenes from the film, such as the scene where Bob and Charlotte share a goodbye kiss. In traditional romantic films, there is no mistake in understanding the intent of a kiss. However, in Lost in Translation, the intent of the kiss shared between Bob and Charlotte is not very direct and arises a lot of questions to its meaning. Another piece of textual evidence found to support the claim is the connection made between the two main characters throughout the film.
The Hunger Games is a faithful literary adaptation based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It is the first book in the trilogy followed by Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Both the movie and the novel have adventure, drama, and sci-fi genres. Suzanne Collins also writes fantasy, science fiction, children 's literature, and young-adult fiction novels. The movie fits the genre of sci-fi, adventure and drama because it tells a story about how people and societies are affected by imaginary scientific developments in the future.
The governess’s first thoughts after seeing Peter Quint are to compare her situation to the plots of two popular gothic novels with romantic heroines, Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre—the latter about a governess who marries her employer, which we know to be this governess’s fantasy. However, the effect of these references is not to make the governess’s story seem more like those novels, but just the opposite. The fact that she is inclined to see herself in terms of these gothic romances reminds us that this is not a romance; that those are fantasies rather than reality; and that even though we know that what we are reading is a work of fiction, it’s a work of realistic fiction. The governess’s second
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” (du Maurier 1) is the opening line of one of the best gothic romance novels, Rebecca. From beginning to end, Daphne du Maurier exhibits the gothic genre perfectly through the thrilling and suspenseful tone and atmosphere, while still telling the love story of Maxim de Winter and his second wife as the narrator of the book. The young and insecure second Mrs. de Winter is constantly compared to the late Mrs. Rebecca de Winter, who was stunning and beautiful just as her name sounds. The narrator searches for secrets of the past life at Manderley, Maxim’s large estate, when Rebecca lived there, and she will find the truth behind things she never saw possible. Rebecca is considered one of the best
I believe the producers of “Novel Reflections on the American Dream” well assimilated both the novels and the author’s lives to present the fallacy of the American Dream in the film. Although I felt that the narrator of the film could have been more enthusiastic, the video was well presented and portrayed many insightful facts regarding the authors of the novels: The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, The House of Mirth, and Sister Carrie. Particular facts that I knew concerning the authors before watching this film, was that John Steinbeck’s renowned novel called the Grapes of Wrath was based on the period in the early 1930’s when The Dust Bowl occurred. He was a freelance journalist who visited camps that consisted of many homeless farming
'The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid ' declares Austen in Northanger Abbey. An undoubtedly blunt message; yet I believe it far more aptly articulates the deprivation non-readers experience than the 'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! ' quotation chosen for the new £10 note. As I read Northanger Abbey I was struck by its ability to charm me with its simple magnetism. I could tell Austen was not just a writer: she was, first and foremost, a reader.
The director has distinctly illustrated the scene of Rochester’s proposal as one of the vital moments of Bronte’s novel as it extensively displays the disclosure of passion between Jane and Rochester. In comparison, it persists to exhibit the symbolic imagery in the novel; prior to his proposal, similarly to the novel the film displays a medium long shot of Rochester’s shadow cast by moonlight signifying his hidden identity, in which the reader would discern as a sense of doom. Additionally, the contrast between the light and dark surrounding the characters also portray as Zeffirelli’s effort to reveal Jane’s innocence in contradiction to Rochester’s dark and secretive nature – likewise, in the novel this contrast is used to communicate to the readers as the catalyst to the downfall of their relationship. This crucial scene is one of the various moments in the film highlighting Jane and Rochester’s relationship (another instance would be when Jane saved him from the fire). Thus, this scene reveals that the entirety of the film is conspicuously dedicated to portraying the passion between
It makes the audience focus on nothing more than her. It was a risk to take but a risk well worth it. The costumes weren 't that impressive but it can be understood for such a low budget film. The dialogue in the scene is also brilliant as originally written by William shakespeare and conceived for television by Trevor Nunn. The dialogue is mainly the same as the play but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Generally, the genre of film of The Great Gatsby is under category drama and romance. But there’s also insists a bit of modernism, irony, satire and literary fiction in it as the story pay more attentions on developing character and style. And like in the movie, the way Nick’s narration jumps around, shifting from dialogue to personal meditation is also a modernist work. It is fragmented and non-linear as it is trying to get a difficult truths that a more realistic scene might not capture. (b)Relationship Every making film has insisted relationship in the story as to make the story more interesting, so as The Great Gatsby too.
The Erlking by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum confused me, even though the interpretation sounded interesting and fantastical. At first, I wondered if my confusion dealt with me not reading or hearing about “Der Erlkönig” before. After thinking that, I read the poem online; I really liked the poem because of creepy it is. I saw some correlations with Bynum’s version, but confusion still lingered in my head. I’m thinking a combination of the story structure and the lore (the fairies and elves) didn’t mix well with me.
In Conclusion, The film “The Great Gatsby” symbolizes a distortion of the actions and events surrounding the three main characters of the novel; Daisy, Nick and Tom. Although Baz Luhrman 's dramatized approach to "The Great Gatsby” is more entertaining and hence more marketable it takes away from the originality of the novel and underscores the complexity of its characters and themes. It is this complexity that has made “The Great Gatsby” a masterpiece and the movie 's failure to properly depict these complexities is one of the reasons why I found Baz Luhrman 's interpretation disappointing. To the ordinary audience, the movie 's aesthetic grandeur may be enticing, however for a person who genuinely enjoyed Fitzgerald’s work the absence of abstract
Pride and Prejudice was written by Jane Austen in the early 1800s and has left a lasting impression on the literary universe. Austen’s book has inspired the creation of countless books and movies based on her story. One particular example of a movie that was clearly influenced by Pride and Prejudice is the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary directed by Sharon Maguire. Pride and Prejudice begins with the quote, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” (Austen, 8). This quote is recreated in Bridget Jones’s Diary where it states, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that the moment one area of your life starts going okay, another part of it falls to pieces”.