Analysis Of The Film Bridget Jones Diary

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Raitt in conjunction with Aragay’s and Gemrna’s claim agrees that adjustments, improvements, and changes from the source material to the adaptation must be mandatory in comparison to when the timeline the adaptation is set as well as its publication date to remain refreshing and contemporary in its material. Once again Raitt makes a use of the film Bridget Jones Diary by focusing on its transition from Regency era context to a more relatable twentieth- century cultural context as well as relying assertions from Aragay and Germna to support his claims. Raitt acknowlges that, “Aragay and Lopez find the late-twentieth-century cultural context, in which (they assert) female spectators no longer believe in romance yet need to do so, embedded in the Bridget Jones books and films. I take this to be a reference to the post-feminist world view, in which women's apparent freedom of choice implies that feminism is now redundant, but feminists argue that the position of women in this world is still "limited and unfair" and that this very freedom is complicit in constraining women to traditional roles and creating anxiety about achieving success in those roles” (Raitt). Such a contemporary funnel in which the film works with would not work in the nineteenth century of its inspired source material. That said, this is the twentieth century and the times have changed. Even if you are doing an adaption from hundreds of years ago or even thirty to twenty one thing key element of the adaption process is, like anything written, is to be topical and relatable to the audience at the time who will be viewing your work. As stated earlier such adjustments are mandatory as broken down and detailed by Aragay, Gemrna, and Raitt. In conjunction to Raitt’s theories, the 2011 Latino film From Prada to Nada takes Sense and Sensibility and adapts it to an East Los Angeles setting. For the film to work in its specifically directed racial boundaries the adaptation needed to break away from the nineteenth century English country mannerisms and social standards to fit into its new twentieth century city and Latino aesthetic. Even though the film’s narrative is more or less the same as its source material it is the standards, culture, topics,

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