The novel, Coraline, was published in 2002 by Neil Gaimen, in which he won several awards. The film, Coraline, is an adaptation of the novel that was released by Henry Selick in 2009. It was a cleverly, produced stop-motion picture animation adaptation of the novel, where audiences everywhere seem to enjoy the plot. Neil Gaimen and Henry created differences between interpretations. Neil Gaimen’s gothic novel, Coraline, won widespread commendation for the fairy tale of a teenage girl. Coraline is absolutely bored with her life, even her parents until she explored and found a door which leads to a mirrored world with the same neighbours, parents and house but even better. The moment she realizes that this world which she loves has more hidden
The story of Coraline is written by Neil Gaiman as a novel. Other text types have been made from the story, a graphic novel illustrated and adapted by P. Craig Russel, and a film adaption directed by Henry Selick. There are many differences between the characters in the three texts. Often the gothic features play a big role in making the story has terrifying as it is. Some features include the secret passageway between the worlds, and the supernatural being pretending to be the ‘Other Mother’. Other elements of the gothic story include, old events that point towards the future, mysterious disappearances, suspense, supernatural things that happen, visions and dreams. These features help to instil a feeling of discomfort
The film Little Miss Sunshine, Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris, explores the lives of a regular American family and how they change their lives in front of us in the ‘Combie’ van on the road to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. The film examines the issues of winning and losing, and what it means to be a winner, throughout many sequences in the film as well as exploring the value of family. The directors and the cinematic team use an extreme range of camera techniques, costuming, and sound techniques to reshape our understanding of winning and losing in the world we live in today.
The Little Mermaid is an example of how woman were seen in society. In the fairy tale, women are characterized by appearance rather than personality by both men and women. The little mermaid mentions “But if you take my voice, what shall I have left?” (Anderson 226). In this quote, the little mermaid believes that she cannot just be herself to win the prince’s heart. The prince also looks at women the same way because of how he talks to the little mermaid. He asks her, “You’ve no fear of the sea, have you, my dumb child?” (Anderson 229). He treats her as if she is still a small child just because she cannot speak. The tone helps shape the whole story into a feminist piece. Anderson relays the moral of
We all know the popular family movie “Finding Nemo” a kid’s movie that tells a journey of Marlin, a father clown fish, who crosses the vast ocean to find his son Nemo. During Marlin’s journey he comes across many new and scary things, but like any good children’s movie Marlin does eventually find his son Nemo and they go back home and live happily ever after. This all sounds good right? Wrong! Looking at this movie from a psychologist point of view, or in my case a psychology students’ point of view you slowly begin to realize from the moment the movie starts each and every one of the characters in this lovely kids movie is kind of messed up in their own special way.
For the past few weeks, I have analyzed the storytelling style of the book and film Big Fish. The biggest difference I noticed was that I thought that the book focused more on the telling of Edwards inane stories, while the film was mostly centered around character development and relationships. I also think that while the book was very euphoric and felt like a children’s bedtime story, the film took a much more mystical and mysterious route, where a childish feel was dormant. Lastly, I thought that in the book the author just threw all the stories together and told them
In the movie Wit, English literary scholar Vivian Bearing has spent years translating and interpreting the poetry of John Donne. Unfortunately, she is a person who has cultivated her intellect at the expense of her heart. Both colleagues and students view Bearing as a chilly and unfriendly person lost in her private world of words and mysterious thoughts.
Waddell (2002) focuses on the mother and child relationship throughout her book. Waddell (2002) talks about the container and contained relationship, which is “initially the mother thinks for the infant. Slowly the infant learns to perform that function for himself. (p.35). The film “The Squid and the Whale” shows an example of a container and contained relationship between a mother and son. In the start of the film the mother is a container to her sons Walt and Frank. However, towards the end of the film we see that Walt’s container changes. Walt’s container becomes the therapist and where he begins to understand his family situation. This relates to what Waddell (2002) states “as the child grows up the containment offered by the mother will
From the moment the world introduced us to television, we have been bombarded with images of fantasy and “happily ever after’s.” Perhaps the most well known corrupter of reality lies within the Disney franchise. Disney’s, The Little Mermaid, follows a typical fairy tale format in which all goals and dreams are achieved. Its counterpart, however, moves to the beat of a different drum. Hans Christian Andersen’s, The Little Mermaid, portrays a more serious plot much different from Disney’s loveable adaptation. One may conclude that the most these two stories have in common is their titles, but a deeper theme runs throughout both of these fictional plots. Despite these two stories’ conflicting agendas and the
The film Precious directed by Lee Daniels is a solemn movie dealing with the unfortunate truths of everyday life for some individuals. The film staring Gabourey Sidibe who plays the main character Clarice “Precious” Jones along with co-stars Mariah Carey and Leni Kravitz is based in the Ghetto of Harlem in the year of 1987. Precious is a sixteen year-old illiterate morbidly obese teenager whom has grown up in the Ghetto of Harlem in a dysfunctional family. Her mother Mary verbally and physically abuses her and uses her as her personal servant while her father Carl also abuses her and has impregnated her twice. Early in the movie it is stated that Precious’s first child is named “Mongo” short for Mongoloid and suffers from
The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale is about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a merperson to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theater and animated film.The standard of this classical story has been set to be the Disney Movie titled the same
The film Coraline has vast range of themes and symbols to represent them. The movie Coraline was released on August 6th, 2009, and was directed by American stop-motion director Henry Selick. The movie follows an eleven year old girl who explores her new home and she discovers a small door that leads to an alternate world that mirrors her world but it has everything she had dreamed of. This text will explain about: identity, dissatisfaction and most importantly, family.
In "Ocean’s Eleven" Steven Soderbergh did a great job as a director in keeping the audience interested throughout the whole movie time. Path-goal theory of leader effectiveness can be easily applied to the movie. The path-goal theory by Robert House holds that the leader can affect group’s performance, satisfaction and motivation by offering rewards for achieving goals, clarifying paths towards these goals and removing obstacles to performance.
In the book Coraline Coraline goes through a plethora of stages starting from being a naïve child to eventually evolving into a girl with a strong identity who is fully aware of who she is and proud of who she has become. At the beginning of the book Coraline is your typical kid who is filled with curiosity and an urge for exploration. This is best illustrated on page 26 when Coraline first ventures into the alternate universe. “ Coraline went through the door; she wondered what the empty flat would be like if that was where the corridor lead” (Gaiman 26). Although Coraline is unaware of her surroundings (due to the fact that she just moved there) this does not stop Coraline from being adventurous and exploring the unknown. This act of Coraline going into the corridor while having no idea where the corridor leads and without even thinking about the possible consequences of this action shows Coraline’s overall lack of maturity and her naive childlike ways. Before Coraline makes her ultimate transition from naïve and fearless child to a brave, confident, and independent girl she further displays her childlike ways by always having a strong desire to receive what she wants; and if she fails to get what she wants she expresses her displeasure. This is clearly illustrated by two quotes in the book. In the first quote Coraline is upset that her mother will not purchase a pair of gloves she likes. “ Coraline saw some Day-Glo green gloves she liked a lot. Her mother refused to buy