Sometimes in movie production a film is developed from a piece of literature. Directors will use the plot of a book either to create a unique movie, or to give the audience a chance to see what their favorite book is like when acted out on the screen. Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" is a good example of a work adapted to video. The movie has slight differences from the book, but the director Lamont Johnson follows the original closely.
The Big Sleep: Movie vs. Novel Film and literature are two media forms that are so closely related, that we often forget there is a distinction between them. We often just view the movie as an extension of the book because most movies are based on novels or short stories. Because we are accustomed to this sequence of production, first the novel, then the motion picture, we often find ourselves making value judgments about a movie, based upon our feelings on the novel. It is this overlapping of the creative processes that prevents us from seeing movies as distinct and separate art forms from the novels they are based on.
Every year movies come into theaters that are based on popular books and stories. In these movie blockbusters, the general ideas are the same as in the written stories, but the details may contrast from the original plot in the text. In the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W. W. Jacobs, circles around the idea that this paw of monkeys' holds a special capability to grant three wishes to the person who receives the paw. Coming from India, Sergeant-Major Morris visits the White family and brings the intriguing paw with him. Explaining its purpose and use to them, they are all very fascinated with the idea of what potential power it holds within. Disregarding the warning Sergeant-Major Morris supplied, Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds in the short story, and 300 pounds in the cinematic production.. The consequences would soon become known and affect the White’s stable lives forever. Two other wishes are made to try to reverse the repercussions of the first wish, leaving the White family in despair. When comparing two tellings of the same story there may be many similarities and differences that emerge, providing distinct examples of what is relatively the same and what is definitely not.
Hayden Ikerd Mr. Wheeler AP Literature 12 April, 2013 Thomas Foster’s Themes Traced in Mulan In his book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas Foster explains many reoccurring themes in literature, and shows how to recognize them and in some instances shows certain works where they occur. By reading this guide to literature,
Anna and the King and Culture I enjoyed watching Anna and the King for a second time especially because I could see our textbook coming to life as the movie went on. I knew that there were going to be some factors that pointed out cultural differences. The first of these listed differences in our text is a culture's history. “The unique experiences that have become part of a culture's collective wisdom constitute it's history. Wars, inheritance rules, religious practices, economic consequences, prior events, legislative acts, and the allocation of power to specific individuals are all historical developments that contribute to cultural differences (Lustig and Koester p.32).” Siam had a completely different history than England. Anna had a hard time with these differences as well as not speaking her mind about them. Examples of the hard time Anna had that stand out to me were Anna not getting her home outside the palace walls and being patient as she was asked or getting involved in things she was told not to such as pay for a slaves freedom.
Children today have access to many forms of literature, some of which are books made into movies. As the children become older, comments such as “the book was way better” or “the movie didn’t even come close to matching the book” or “the movie and book are the exact same, so save time and just watch the movie” are heard once children begin to make connections between the book and the film. It is important to me, as a future teacher, to be able to address such comments from my students and, in turn, help them understand why and how movies can either help or hinder the book’s original value and message. To help me prepare, I will compare a children’s film to the literary work that came from it.
Being one of the world’s most popular art forms, it was inevitable that these archetypes would find their way into film as well. In this essay I will argue that the
There are various elements that contribute to the significance of a film. Cinematography, is one important element in which the camera is used to capture visual images through a number of other controllable elements such as; camera lens, framing, scale, movement etc. Editing is another fundamental component of film studies in which different shots are put together in a coherent sequence in order to make meaning of a film.
Comparing Marlow of Heart of Darkness and Willard of Apocalypse Now Whenever books are adapted for film, changes inevitably have to be made. The medium of film offers several advantages and disadvantages over the book: it is not as adept at exploring the inner workings of people - it cannot explore their minds so easily; however, the added visual and audio capabilities of film open whole new areas of the imagination which, in the hands of a competent writer-director, can more than compensate.
The four secrets in Anna’s basement refrains her from having a normal household. Not that she minds having four genetically altered boys living in the labs below her farmhouse. Her father, a widowed man, works for a secret government agency referred to as the Branch. In this line of work, Anna’s father is required to monitor and execute the treatments of the four boys.
"The Power of Words" In recent years, it has become popular for many of America's great literary masterpieces to be adapted into film versions. As easy a task as it may sound, there are many problems that can arise from trying to adapt a book into a movie, being that the written word is what makes the novel a literary work of art. Many times, it is hard to express the written word on camera because the words that express so much action and feeling can not always be expressed the same way through pictures and acting. One example of this can be found in the comparison of Ken Kesey's novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the film version directed in 1975 by Milos Forman.
The Hunger Games film made its first appearance March of 2012, a very popular PG-13 Film. The director of the film is Gary Ross who was also involved in the writing of The Hunger Games. The Hunger Games includes several genres of movies including: Adventure, Drama, and Sci-Fi. The film
ELEMENTS OF ART AND DESIGN Elements of art are counted as the soul of art. Art without elements of art is not art; these are the main things in art, without them you are not going to get an art work.
Whereas symbolism acts as a cryptic middleman between concepts and readers, imagery creates vivid scenes, allowing readers to experience the emotions and thoughts contained therein. Acmeism, a poetic style originating from early 20th Century Russia, eschews the obtuseness of the Symbolists for the clarity of imagery under the philosophy that the world itself has inherent beauty that poets simply evoke in works.(“A Brief Guide to Acmeism”) Unlike of the symbolists’ often abstract and plotless poems,(“A Brief Guide to the Symbolists”) acmeist poetry describes tangible scenes that inherently contain meaning. Influential Russian acmeist poet Anna Akhmatova, as the poet through whom “a nation of one hundred million cries out”,(Akhmatova, “Requiem”) uses this imagery as a means of powerful expression, both as a romantic and as a political poet. Through complementary and contrasting imagery used in varied contexts, Akhmatova enhances the effect of her poetic works in relation to their apparent purpose, demonstrating the power and versatility of this poetic style.
In “The King’s Speech” and “A Beautiful Mind” the contrast between the characters whom I will be discussing is evident. “The King’s Speech” and “A Beautiful Mind” are both highly recommended films. The director makes use of film techniques such as mise-en-scene and cinematography as well as the use of subtle but effective imagery that reflect the emotions that the characters are feeling at a certain point in the film.