The Tempest Movie Analysis

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The movie, which gave me great impression was the “The Tempest” directed by Julie Taymor in 2010. “The Tempest” is based on the Shakespeare 's very last play “The Tempest”. Taymor has generally portrayed the Shakespeare play’s amusement and touching moments into her film, so although I’ve already known the whole plot I still entreatingly watched the movie. The genres of “The Tempest” are comic and drama, so I laughed, but also I held my breath during the movie. From the film, there are several characters who leads the film. Their names are; Prospera (Helen Mirren): a sorceress and Miranda 's mother, Miranda (Felicity Jones): Prospera 's daughter who falls in love with Ferdinand, Ferdinand (Reeve Carney): king Alonso 's son, Antonio (Chris Cooper): Prospera 's brother, and stole her dukedom, Ariel (Ben Whishaw): a spirit who aids Prospera, and Caliban (Djimon Hounsou): Prospera 's slave, and who along Alonso’s servant to the plot The main plot of the film has quite followed the original plot of play. Prospera, who was deported to the island with her daughter due to the usurpation from Antonio and…show more content…
With the actors and the film choices, these helped diversified messages to dip into the film. Even though the film was mainly focused on the Prospera’s revenge and reconciliation, Taymor also brilliantly convey other small themes to the audiences as the tools to carry out the film. Such as the magic, which Prospera an Ariel tormented Antonio’s group, and the love with Ferdinand and Miranda, which lead to comprise with Alonso and Prospera. Furthermore, Taymor expressed usurpation, and treachery of Caliban and Alonso’s servant in a more absurd way than the original play, which I think it was one of Taymor’s dramatic choices in the film. Whereas “Much ado about nothing” is totally explicated in comedy, and love, albeit some treachery, reconciliation are in the film. This is because Shakespeare wrote this in comedy, so there is less seriousness in the film than “The
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