Putting the true story aside and focussing on the novel and movie “in part adaption”, both were great for their own standards. In this sense I would like to categorize the book and movie with a historical fiction genre. Although I want to say the movie was better just because Leonardo Decaprio was in it. In my honest opinion, I don’t know why Decaprio won an Oscar for this movie rather than all the other amazing movies that he’s previously acted in, such as Titanic, or the Aviator. His acting is always great, but I think he won the Oscar for the sake of winning it, because it was due time.
Overview of the Art of Film Adaptation The challenges in adapting a novel, and in particular Wuthering Heights, can be understood with greater clarity when read in conjunction with the general theories of film adaptation. Adapting a literary text for screen has been studied from increasingly many perspectives over the last couple of decades. From George Bluestone’s seminal 1957 text Novel to Cinema, adaptation studies have come a long way to include diverse views and theories ranging from racism to new historicism. Right into the late 70’s, adaptation studies resonated with [Walter] Benjamin’s argument [in ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Production’, 1936)] that mechanical reproduction, most pre-eminently film technology, obliterates the ‘aura’- i.e. the authenticity, authority, originality, uniqueness – of the world of art, thus bringing about a ‘liquidation of the traditional value of the cultural heritage (Aragay, 12).’ However the basic and official critical models of literary film adaptation are all formulated on the film’s degree of fidelity to the literary text (Elliott, 220).
The book became so popular it was turned into a movie. As in every book turned movie, there are similarities as well as differences. Between the book and the movie both are present. The first similarities appear with the characters and the parties. One of the similarities would be how Daisy is described.
Have you noticed that there are many similarities in the plot of popular books and movies? The hero 's journey is an archetype that is commonly used. An archetype is a typical example of a book, a movie and so on. The hero’s journey is a series of steps a character in literature takes to become a hero. The steps in the hero’s journey are Call to Adventure, Assistance, Departure, Trials, Approach, Crisis, Treasure, Result, Return, New Life, and Resolution.
Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
From the movie choice given, I have choose The Shawshank Redemption. This movie is a 1994 America film directed by Frank Darabont based on Stephen King’s short story “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” The Shawshank Redemption is a well-written story that portrays patience, loyalty and hope. With amazing and interesting story and the characters it has make the film extra extraordinary, something that many other movies are lack of. This story really caught my attention as it is not a cliche prison-drama film. Although this film is based on Stephen King’s novella but the story line of the film is more interesting than the book.Normally when a film is based on a book, a lot of things will be cut out of the film but that is not the case
Within this essay I shall conduct a comparison between two different films those being The Shawshank Redemption (1997, dir. Frank Darabont) an American film about young convict Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and the decades of his life inside the prison of Shawshank alongside Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman) and comparing it to the French film, Amelie also known as La fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain (2001, Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet) which details the life of the title character Amelie as she goes about her life trying to help others around her. From first observations one would probably be confused at the selection of films being used for comparison since both films appear to be completely different on the surface, one is a Romantic comedy whilst the second is a Crime/Drama film. However after several viewings of both films, similarities started to appear which weren’t noticed from the first viewing of these films which peaked interest in writing about how these two completely different films are actually quite similar to one another, indeed they have their differences which will also be expressed and these differences also play a vital part in making these films individual mediums.
“Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright” (The Shawshank Redemption). In 1994, The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King was adapted in to a movie by Frank Darabont. Since its release, it has been nominated to win thirty-six awards and has even won nineteen awards. Fourteen years after its release, The Shawshank Redemption is still a memorable movie starring Morgan Freeman as ‘Red’ and Tim Robbins as ‘Andy Dufresne’ that centers on a prison focused on redeeming and rehabilitating criminals wanted for crimes ranging from car theft, to homicide.
The Shawshank Redemption came out in 1994 with the cast that includes Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. The Director and Screenwriter is Frank Darabont and the author inspiration was from Steven King. Awards given Morgan Freeman Best Actor and Frank Darabont who received the Best Adapted Screenplay award, the Studio Crystal Heart Award, and Best Foreign Language Film, and Feature Film Category, Literary Award Screenplay, USC Scripter Award Stephen King (author) Frank Darabont (screenwriter). The Shawshank Redemption has many great scenes that make it great but when Andy Dufresne escapes is when most of the movie elements and emotions come into play. Interpretation This scene represents the rule of thirds by having the cell shadows are on the
The analysis of “The Shining” directed by Stanley Kubrick The Shining is a horror movie filmed by Stanley Kubrick. It bases on the namesake novel written by Stephen King. The film tells a story of the Torrance family that included Jack, Wendy and their son Danny that shows signs of strange powers from the beginning of the movie. The trio went to the Overlook Hotel where the husband would work as a caretaker during the winter. It appeared the building was possessed by some evil power (Kubrick suggested it could be because the house was built on the Native Americans’ cemetery) that killed some of visitors and workers.
In most traditional myths, the finalizing of a story comes when it is expressed in a play and myth of Zapata can be culminated into the film, which mixes the historical aspects along with myths in Viva Zapata! In all, the movie as a whole shows the power of Zapata’s myth since it was a movie produced by an American movie studio, written by John Steinbeck and would have an actor that would be considered one of the greatest of his generation, Marlon Brando. The way in which his life is portrayed is rather faithful to various sources that describe his life. The movie itself gives a faithful representation of Zapata’s life, but still presents elements of the myth of Zapata. One of interesting note is one that although has a source, it is questionable whether it actually occurred.
The time period of the Middle Ages is among the most documented , or notable, periods in history. There are countless amounts of records, primary sources, books, and more recently, movies for individuals to learn from and get to know the events and individuals who lived through the Dark Ages. It is known to most as the time of chivalrous knights, love, and backstabbing royals due to movies and tv shows. However, how factual are the movies? What are the similarities and differences in the perception of aspects such as chivalry, courtship, and marriage between film and reality?
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. Personally, I found the book more appealing than the movie because of the specific details and description.
Whenever you examine a text like a film, TV show, novel, ect. there is always a great deal of other texts that directly reference or promotes the text and these other texts are known as paratexts. A paratext can consist of many different things from an ad promoting a book in the newspaper, a trailer for the latest movie or even a review on the new hit single. When it came to the classic silent film serials of the 1910’s-1930’s a rather interesting paratext comes into play, the promotion for a theater owner to screen the film at their local theater. The example we will be examining comes from The Exploits of Elaine (1914), and with this example we will discover how this particular paratext helps to see the film for audiences of the time.