As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spot in this musical.
As a musical that is created based on a blockbuster, the basic story framework is without novelty – an ugly but kind-hearted ogre experiences lots of dangers with a friend, saves the princess like a hero and wins her heart in the end. However, I have to admit that Shrek the Musical does a fantastic job to convert a movie into a Broadway show, considering the high level of complexity and difficulty for a team to humanize animated characters and imitate scenes. There are a lot of details, including Pinocchio’s growing nose, in the musical that show off the elaboration. Undoubtedly, the scenery is one of the brightest spots in this musical.
The Wizard of Oz has revealed to be an exceptionally well thought out film when analysed. The film has made use of stylistic elements such as colour, light, sound and mise-en-scene which coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. In The Wizard of Oz, the directors have employed the use of different unique editing techniques despite being an early film. It is obvious that the audience is able to notice the absence of colour in the beginning and ending of the film. The audience is able to identify the mood and overall feeling for Dorothy when she is in her family farm in Kansas.
What techniques are used? Many techniques such as camera shots, angles and movement, lighting and visuals, were all used extensively to create the feeling that the film was set in the 1970 's. in particular they made it into a square video that they used to make it feel like you were watching it on an old television, also the clothing, cars, houses and food had all looked like it had come straight from the 1970 's, in particular the lack of technology that they had back then. The creators of the film also made the parallel universe part of the film very surreal to show that she is dreaming.
Nevertheless, The Wrong Man did not have as abundant of thrilling aspects as Rear Window 's death of the dog, moments of screaming, wondering what will happen to Lisa in the apartment, etc. Even so, I am not sure if I would argue that The Wrong Man was a complete stylistic and tonal departure from his other works since I found its pace and chain-of-events to be similar to Rear Window. One thing that I can agree on is that I am continually impressed by the artistic genius in each Hitchcock film that I watch, constantly making him my favorite
As seen in the very first scene of the movie where the music is happy and joyful to make the town seem “perfect”. Once Peg walks up to the castle and looks upon the dark mysterious structure, suddenly the music become
This theme is seen through the entire novella, George and Lennie end up the same way the book started, Lennie’s lack of self-control caused Lennie to make a mistake once again, and again it made Lennie’s life be threatened. Lennie’s and George’s dream was not an uncommon neither, as Crooks states, "I seen hunderds of men come by on the road an ' on the ranches, with their bindles on their back an ' that same damn thing in their heads. Hunderds of them. They come, an ' they quit an ' go on; an ' every damn one of 'em 's got a little piece of land in his head. An ' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it.", and by the end of the novella, both George and Lennie are doomed to the same fate as anyone who has had the same dream as them(74).
Even though the movie is based off of the book written by Mary Shelly, there are more than a few differences between the two. One of the more distinct of them, is the naming of the characters, “Dr. Frankenstein 's first name is Henry, while his best friend 's name is Victor Moritz. In the novel, the doctor 's name is Victor Frankenstein, while his best friend is Henry Clerval” (Trivia). This can be confusing to those who watched the movie first, before reading the book. In addition, the doctor’s father’s name is Alphonse and not Baron.
In watching the film, Donnie Darko and reading the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, I noticed some similarities and some differences. Both books include a portrayal of the typical teenager’s maturation process. Now, which one does the best at portraying this process is another story. I personally think the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea does a better job at portraying the maturation process because it shows multiple stages and obstacles that Ged faced during his maturation process, unlike in the film Donnie Darko, where Donnie really only has one obstacle. In the film, Donnie had that weird, menacing bunny following him around, and at the end he died for his family.
A common comparison made everyday is between books and movies. Many movies based on books leave out important details and scenarios disappointing the audience. In the futuristic short story, "Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., everyone is equal or average, what many people might consider a utopia. 2081 is a movie based on "Harrison Bergeron," and like any other book based movie, it excludes many details and alters many scenes changing the storyline.
The book did an overall good job matching the books descriptions, the actors matched well and the background matched Orwell 's description well. Especially when depicting the outer party, the people were dull and robot-like, just how I pictured when reading the book. Also, there was the little mottos of the party such as, “Hope lies in the Proles” which really were some of the most memorable parts of the book. However, they did change a few
Basically this book talks about Harry Potter, a wizard, as well as the main character in this book; he was born to be a wizard, but lived with his aunt’s family (a non-wizard family)
Now I not only watch their movies and shorts with amazement just because it’s part of my childhood, but I take note of every movement a character makes, trying to figure out how the animators did that. How did the character designers come up with this character’s personality? How did the storyboarders plan out this scene before it came to this? One movie in particular really hit me hard. Usually movie sequels, or, prequels aren’t the best