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Great Gatsby Vs Movie
1,424 wordsThe film and the novel both entitled The Great Gatsby are two wonderful works that contain various differences and similarities. The movie version shows the viewer what is happening in the story without internal comments from the narrator and the viewer can understand exactly what is happening without any intellectual thought involved. The novel, however, challenges the reader to look deep inside the writing in order to grasp the true effect of the novel and what kind of meaning is being portray...
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Marriage Of Figaro Opera Seria
4,209 words... r marriage was trying to persuade Leopold of her attributes: "But before I cease to plague you with my chatter, I must make you better acquainted with the character of Constanze. She is not ugly, but at the same time far from beautiful. Her whole beauty consists in two little black eyes and a pretty figure. She has no wit, but she has enough common sense to enable her to fulfil her duties as a wife and mother. It is a downright lie that she is inclined to be extravagant. On the contrary, she...
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Hamlet Sr Father Death
656 wordsThe 3 rd film version of Hamlet staring Mel Gibson varies in many ways to original play, "The Tragedy of Hamlet. " The film version starts out with the morbid funeral of Hamlet, the deceased king of Denmark. Joining fellow mourners was Hamlet's son, Hamlet and Gertrude, Hamlet Sr. 's former wife. This conflicts with the play for the first scene shows the ghost of the king while the guards keep watch. In the film, we do not see this scene for a good fifteen to twenty minutes or so. And when the a...
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Kenneth Branagh Frankenstein Monster
1,214 wordsMost Americans have some idea of who Frankenstein is, as a result of many Frankenstein movies and popularity of monster. However, most peoples ideas are incorrect about Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein is the name of the scientist, not monster, and the monster himself is not the inarticulate, rage-driven criminal that Robert de niro shows in the 1994 film version of the novel. Shelleys original Frankenstein was misrepresented by this Kenneth branagh film, most likely to send a different message...
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Taming Of The Shrew Broadway Musical
1,610 wordsChoose one of the various film versions of The Taming of the Shrew, the musical Kiss Me Kate or the recent film Ten Things I Hate About You, and critically evaluate the success or otherwise of this film as an appropriated text. The 1953 film of the musical Kiss Me Kate is successful in many aspects as an appropriation of the Shakespearian play The Taming of the Shrew. These include: the transmission of Kiss Me Kate from the live Broadway musical to the film version; and the clear portrayal of th...
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Turn Of The Screw Miss Jessel
1,389 wordsIn Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw we are presented with an unreliable governess that tells a story about a haunted mansion. The novella is so ambiguous that at the end the question still remains: do the ghosts exist or is the governess going wildly insane? The film version, directed by Jack Clayton is much less ambiguous, but with evidence of both sides. The Innocents leans more toward the fact that the ghosts do exist and the children are possessed, although they might not realize i...
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Musical Comedies Science Fiction
609 wordsOne of the longest-running and most successful off-Broadway shows of all time, Little Shop of Horrors, is what could be called an affectionate spoof of the 1960 Roger Corman movie, Little Shop of Horrors. Little Shop of Horrors has become a household name thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. The 1982 play Little Shop of Horrors is one of the most unlikely, but successful, musical comedies of all time. The plot of the Lit...
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Francis Ford Coppola Bram Stoker
1,079 wordsOne of the famous monsters of our time that has terrorized audiences in many movies is Count Dracula. He is a vampire who has been alive for several hundred years, and keeps himself alive by sucking blood from live victims. The character was created by author Bram Stoker in the novel titled Dracula. In the novel, Dracula is of course the antagonist who would stop at nothing to be with Mina, a women, who looks like his dead wife. The protagonist is a young man from England, Jonathan Harker, who i...
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce Biography
969 wordsAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in 1842 into a fairly poor family as the youngest of nine children. He lived in a log cabin in Horse Cave Creek, Ohio as a child. The only formal education he ever received was a single year at the Kentucky Military Institute when he was seventeen years of age. He enlisted with the Ninth Indian Infantry as a drummer boy in the Civil War. Then, in 1864, he was wounded and left the war to live with one of his brothers in San Francisco. There he began his career as ...
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Spanish Civil War Kansas City Star
3,858 wordsJason Milford April 2000 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, journalist, writer of short stories, and winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. He created a distinguished body of prose fiction, much of it based on adventurous life. He was born on July 21, 1899, the second of six children, in Oak Park, Ill. , in a house built by his widowed grandfather, Ernest Hall. Oak Park was a Protestant, upper middle class suburb of Chicago. He died on July 2, 1961. Early ...
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Kill Claudius Decision Making
661 wordsTo Be or Not To Be In Hamlet is obsessed with revenging his fathers murder; destroying Claudius and it is evident in the play. This obsession initiates Hamlets behavior. The reasons for Hamlets obsession with exacting revenge against Claudius are fairly straightforward. The ghost of Hamlet informed him that Claudius killed Hamlet Sr. , seized his throne and robbed him of his father. After the ghost informs Hamlet of Claudius crime, Hamlet realizes that if he does not kill Claudius, he may foreve...
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Act Two Scene Murder Of Duncan
2,612 wordsMacbeth was first performed for King James (of England and Scotland) in 1605. Shakespeare wrote the play in the knowledge that it was likely to appeal to the king, who was interested in witchcraft. In the Jacobin period, most of Britain believed that wishes existed and there were laws in place that forbade anyone from practising witchcraft. The king had written an academic work on the topic, and by including the witches and supernatural events in the play Shakespeare raised some popular contempo...
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Snow Falling On Cedars Steven Spielberg
1,472 wordsIn the beginning was the word If Scott Rudin wasnt a millionaire Hollywood producer, it might be possible to feel a little sorry for him right now. Because Rudin has engineered a couple of years of headaches and resentment for himself which, recent history suggests, will end up in an unsatisfactory outcome. First, he found a director (Stephen Dairy) and a writer (David Hare) to adapt Jonathan Franzens The Corrections, the film rights to which he optioned personally before the book was published....
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Santa Anna Battle Scenes
743 wordsJames A. Michner s: TEXAS A Comparative Review In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michner skillfully combines fact and fiction to present one of our most expansive and diversified states. Spanning nearly four and a half centuries, Michner begins with the first Spaniards to explore parts of present day Texas, Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and continues on to the emergence of Texas as one of our most powerful states. Michner s use of historical fact is extremely accu...
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Lord Of The Flies Film Version
560 wordsComparison Between Novel And Film Version Of Comparison Between Novel And Film Version Of Lord Of The Flies Raja Kind Many novels are so successful that producers cant wait to adapt the story into a film. The majority of times, however, the original novel is much stronger than the movie because it is able to capture the emotions of each character, all the symbols and meaningful events. Due to the novels flexibility, readers are able to extend the use of their imagination. Similarly, this was the...
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Benedick And Beatrice Hero And Claudio
1,549 wordsMuch Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Set in Messina, Italy, it depicts the life of a young couple about to be married in parallel with another couple more reluctant to marriage at first but who will finally succumb to cupids arrows. This essay will lean on the Kenneth Brannagh s film version of the play to emphasize three major themes: marriage, deception and gender power. There are two visions of marriage in the play: the first one, characterized by Hero and Cla...
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Mice And Men George And Lennie
1,329 wordsOf Mice And Men: A Comprehensive Comparison Of Mice And Men: A Comprehensive Comparison Of Novel And Movie Of Mice and Men: A Comprehensive Comparison of Novel and Movie Who doesnt know of John Steinbecks classic novel Of Mice and Men? It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film Of Mice and Men? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly...
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Prison Guards Taking Place
1,697 wordsPeter Brook and the Film Production of Marat/Sade It is noted within Margaret Croyden's book, Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets, in the extremely interesting and informative tenth chapter, entitled The Achievement of Peter Brook: From Commercialism to the Avant-Garde, that near the start of his career, Brook was attracted to both plays and techniques that expressed human contradiction. He often wondered, though, whether there were any modern playwright who could possibly equal the richness and complex...
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Point Of View Masked Ball
2,443 wordsThe Gothic Interplay between Realism and Fantasy The purpose of the imagination, I believe, is to offer us solace and shelter from situations and life passages which would otherwise prove unendurable. The imagination which so often kept me awake and in terror as a child has seen me through some terrible bouts of stark raving reality as an adult. (Stephen King Nightmares and Dreamscapes: 8) This quote from one of Americas leading writers highlights one of the most important reasons for the use of...
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Romeo And Juliet Montague And Capulet
1,442 wordsemail: it: shakespeare on film William Shakespeare s has developed there are few people who choose to expose themselves to the works of Shakespeare because they are intimidated by his works inthe written form in addition to being separated from any venues which might produce his plays. Fortunately, in Hollywood as of late, we are witnessing a resurgence of interest in the plays of Shakespeare and therefore seems be almost inundated with film productions of his greatest plays. As a result, more a...
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