Though very different in subject, Shusterman uses the same literary techniques to show that it is his writing, and to move the plot forward and express the themes he wants to showcase. Just as left-behind fingerprints can be used to find people, Neal Shusterman leaves behind literary “fingerprints” in his novels, such as allusion, so that the reader can identify his writing. For example, he alludes the well-known movie, The Wizard of Oz. On page six of Full Tilt, Blake mentions that he “still can’t watch that movie without getting a sick feeling in [his] stomach, like it’s [his] own house spinning inside of a tornado.” This is used to explain that Blake feels like his family and home has become a chaotic mess. Another time that Shusterman alludes The Wizard of Oz is on page 194.
Photography is the key element of mise en scene that determines how an audience will interpret the visual information in film. Orson Welles used the photography of his 1941 film Citizen Kane to emphasize aspects of the film he wanted viewers to focus on, and to remove non-essential information from the frame. This was accomplished through various camera techniques including manipulation of angles and proxemic patterns. Approaching the end of the film, there is a scene just after Susan (played by Dorothy Comingmore) has left her husband, Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles), where he proceeds to trash her bedroom in a fit of anger. As Kane stumbles around the room, sweeping items onto the floor and throwing things into walls, (Welles
By compare and contrast the movie and text of The Crucible, analyze the roles characters played in the Crucible and find out the purpose of director, the director has used The Crucible movie to create a very strong statement to condemn McCarthyism based on true story. There are several differences between the way the play The Crucible was written and the way it was presented in the film adaptation we watched in class. One major difference was that
Catch-22 is an analogy of the ancient poem: The Gilgamesh Epic. Heller’s uses a transcendent framework to portray the individuation of a modern hero through his struggles with the mythic and archetypal forces of irrationalism as they are manifested in civilization (Woodson, 2001:3) In literature, writers occasionally refer to novels and poems of previous writers for inspiration. In the novel Catch 22 written by Joseph Heller, Heller uses the epic of Gilgamesh as a base for his novel. As proof, the similarities and differences in the plot, characters and themes will be discussed. Firstly, the archetypal plot of the two novels will be identified and discussed as well as the effect of using an archetypes in literature.
In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you can tell that the movie was made to make light of serious situations. Between the buckets of satire and loads of inside jokes, you can tell that this movie has some deeper connection to real events. Now, whether or not this movie was supposed to actually take place in the Middle Ages or if the King and the Knights of the Round Table are just role players who eventually get caught, is a question that should be answered. This film obviously mocks all the classic tales that have been told for ages throughout history, and it was done tremendously. Sir Gawain is the story of a Knight whose quest was to kill the Green Knight.
A MGM film was created based on the novel directed by Gary Sinise, in 1992. The film and the novel presents their audiences with different versions of the story, making the audiences debate which one is stronger. Overall, the film is more effective than the novel because of its imagery and the added scenes. The film captivates the audience using imagery with scenes that focus on the theme of friendship. An illustration of imagery is shown in a scene where George is taking care of Lennie after the fight between Lennie and Curley.
Writers and producers made a lot of pieces talking about WWI during the 20st century but they often approached in many different ways the theme of disillusionment. The Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque each have their own way of talking about disillusionment. The novel is more realistic in describing the perspective of Paul, the protagonist, and what he felt when he discovered the truth about war whereas the movie gives a more allegorical point of view of the war with romantic scenes and no scenes in the “real” front. But an important fact to compare both the movie and the novel is that the authors both participated in WWI but not on the same side and they both got wounded a number of times. The two works talk about disillusionment in two different ways, from two different perspectives and yet they convey the same message about disillusionment; war is never as honorable as it is shown throughout the media.
In 1953 American author, Ray Bradbury, published the novel Fahrenheit 451. Toying with his own technological fantasies, the idea of a negative future, and a sea of outlandish characters, he sees ahead of his time. Bradbury writes about a technologically driven, dystopian society however, reflecting back on the novel, the relevance and similarities between Bradbury’s world and ours, become very plain to see. With that, the warnings and morals imbedded in the text are some that should be examined and noted. A large theme within Bradbury’s writing is, people are dispensable.
As such making a social commentary alluding to one event through the perspective of another may require some invention of facts. Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is one of these social commentaries. Many critics and even Miller himself has stated his play was an allegory for the McCarthy’s red hunt. He feared the red scare, and such writing a play directly on the subject would’ve been dangerous. Miller wrote an article on why he wrote The Crucible, and he references the thought process in which people were undergoing.
What is the intended purpose of the Mona Lisa, or Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night? Sure, these might appear as just a smiling woman and some stars. But is there an underlying meaning to what is seen at first glimpse? Allegory has the ability to convey complex ideas through seemingly straight-forward illustrations and text, thus being widely utilized by artists and authors as a device to communicate these hidden meanings. Arthur Miller, an American playwright, uses allegory in his screenplay The Crucible to demonstrate the similarities between the events of the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare, both in which individuals were wrongfully suspected and punished.