Behind each movie lies the meaningful aspects and significant features worth noticing. All movies and books can be carefully examined and interpreted. Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor provides a new view on interpreting literature. In the novel, Foster identifies and analyzes common patterns, themes, and motifs found in literature, many of which are also present in Disney’s film, Maleficent. This movie showcases several of his ideas, including quests, flight, geography, and symbolism. These are only a few characteristics that shape the movie into an enjoyable and thought-provoking experience for the audience.
It is quite common for award winning books to be transformed into a movie. Readers are sparked with excitement, only to be disappointed by the results. They do not find themselves being able to have the same experience the felt whilst reading the text. They are let down and not satisfied by what the movie produced for them. There are also times when people assume that these films will always be identical to its book version so they refrain from actually reading the book. However, this is often not true. Looking at author John Ball’s “In the Heat of The Night” , readers can easily see the distinct differences between the book and its movie version. Certain components regarding the plot and its characters were missing
In the article, “Why Literature Matters” by Dana Gioia, he states that the decline of interest in literature—especially from young teens—will have a negative outcome in society. Notably, he informs the readers by utilizing strong vocabulary, as well as rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience that the decline in reading will have a negative outcome. This allows readers to comprehend his views and join his side of the argument.
In the novel “The Outsiders,” by S.E Hinton and the movie by Francis Ford Coppola have numerous similarities and differences. Our thoughts on these particular aspects are very diverse as the universe is. Many things have been either left out or diminished from the movie, which makes it less interesting as the suspense lessens as you have finished reading the book. Although this might be the case, there were also many similarities between the two sources. The movie also missed critical events and that the author has included in her book, including Sandy, Ponyboy’s talk with Cherry Valance about sunsets, the streetlight in which Dally died, the hearing of Ponyboy’s fate at court, and Sodapop’s horse Mickey Mouse. These events and occurrences were impactful to the story’s plot and its resoluting outcome. Although the ending in the book was very dramatic, the movie also has a similar ending, but less breathtaking and thrilling. Many people ought to know that these events were also a trait that each character
“the positive outcomes of reading included enjoyment, knowledge of the self and other people, social interaction, social and cultural capital, imagination, focus and flow, relaxation and mood regulation, as well as improvements in communication abilities and longer-term education outcomes.” (“The power of reading: how books help develop children’s empathy and boost their emotional development”). This statement talked about how the books that are prohibited are really enabling children to advance in school. This statement additionally discloses how kids associate with the books. " fiction causes us see how other individuals feel and think. “ fiction helps us understand how other people feel and think.” (“The power of reading: how books help develop children’s empathy and boost their emotional development”). The estimation of the statement is that it has a solid importance about how fiction books help kids. The essentialness of this statement is that books, for example, fiction enables children to see how individuals feel as well as think. Books are a gateway
“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can convey emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.”
In 1973, the beloved children’s classic, Charlotte’s Web, made its first appearance onto the screen. Over 30 years later, a newer version of the classic hit the big screen. Since both were closely based on the original book written by E. B. White, the movies still hold true to the core values and overall plot. Between the two films, there arose many similarities, but there were still a few variations in the two films. This essay will compare and contrast the ways in which the original animated version of Charlotte’s Web in 1973 and the live-action version of Charlotte’s Web in 2006 on terms of character’s setting, personalities, and plot.
Society is an ever evolving element of life, and as society has changed over the years, so has works by authors and directors. As authors and directors gain influence from inspiring sources, they are also gaining influences from the surrounding culture and the time period that they are living in. This may even be subconsciously. New historicism is the theory that explains this and specifically focuses on just how the time period of a work changes and shows how an author's experiences come to life through a work. In Walt Disney’s, Cinderella, the time period glamorizes Cinderella’s journey to happiness while the Grimm Brothers version connects more with reality, teaching that media evolves to what society wants to see.
For this week’s assignment, we were assigned to watch Hugo, which to me was very enjoyable. The film tells viewers about the life of an orphaned young boy named Hugo Cabret. In the movie, Hugo is on a quest for survival. Through this he learns valuable life lessons. Volger’s archetypes, the historical aspects of the narratives in the film, and actor portrayls all serve as a reflection of Hugo’s heroism.
Change occurs every day involuntarily. When people encounter change they are limited to only two points of views on it, negatively or positively. Some may react by panicking and going into denial whereas others may try to adapt to it and make the best out of the situation. It can affect one’s life drastically depending on the situation and how they portray it. In the movie “Rivers and Tides” and the story “Metamorphosis,” and the passage, “Simplexity”, change is initially portrayed as positive, but after a series of events it becomes overthrown by negativity. Overall, change is portrayed negatively by the authors.
O Brother Where Art Thou? is a film that will take you on a perilous journey with Ulysses Everett McGill and his simpleminded cohorts. This film may be set amidst the early 1930’s Great Depression era, but it still has a Homer’s Odyssey feel to it. Down in the dusty and highly racial south, Everett recruits a couple of dimwitted convicts, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnell, to help him retrieve his lost treasure and make it back home before his wife marries another suitor. These three convicts manage to stay one step ahead of the law while finding themselves in all sorts of trouble. It was nominated for 35 other awards, one of which was for best screenwriting. Released in December of 2000, this film won 7 awards, some of which for best soundtrack and score, album of the year, as well as best cinematography.
When watching both Footloose movies the 1984 and the 2011 version, there are quite a few noticeable differences. I would like to start out by saying that the biggest one is the character choice. In my opinion Kevin Bacon didn't play a very good Ren McCormick. I believe that Kenny Wormald plays a better Ren. In my opinion the more modern version of the movie is a lot more up beat. Wormald dances WAY better! The dancing in this movie is a lot more dirty, Which makes more sense in the world of “banning dancing”.
I had the privilege to sit down at Tuacahn, to view the production of Disney-heavy The Hunchback of Notre Dame. First, I would like to say that I loved the Disney version, and could remember it from my childhood from the amazing music (especially the opening chanting, and Hells Fire).
Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill’s (Cary Grant) life changes drastically after he is kidnapped and mistaken for a spy named George Kaplan. After a successful escape from attempted murder by Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), Roger Thornhill begins a journey to search for George Kaplan. On his itinerary, he meets the beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint). A romantic relationship is started between the two, leaving Thornhill to believe that Even Kendall would cooperate and help him to meet Kaplan. What he does not know is that she actually works for Vandamm. More action-packed events, involving the two characters, occur, all leading to a dramatic ending sequence of events.