Many works of written stories such as plays, short stories, novels, and even people’s diaries have been modified and made into movies or screen plays. A screen play is different from a play because play productions are written for a stage and live people watching. Screen plays or movies are re-made for film, can be edited, modified, and left open to the director’s ideas. The Little Foxes is a play written by Lillian Hellman in 1939 and is considered a classic among 20th century drama. The Little Foxes was made into a screen play (movie) given the same title in 1941. The Little Foxes play and movie were written for two different types of media, print and production. Therefore, they cannot be exactly the same in their ending version. The Little Foxes play Horace, Regina’s husband, is …show more content…
It does not mention that he has a heart condition, just that he is wheel-chair bound. In the movie, a substitution is made. Horace is sickly and away receiving treatment for his heart condition. This substitution is important because in the play, Regina’s two brothers come and ask her husband for the $75,000 for their cotton mill, which he refuses so they steal his railroad bonds from the bank safety deposit box. The play is about the jealousy and desire for wealth of Regina on her own, rather than relying on the wealth of her husband. The fact that she was a female and unable to inherit money of her father causes her to rely on her husband, where as her brothers inherited money and rely upon themselves. In the play they ask her husband for the money, therefore even further showing Regina that she is a female and unable to control wealth. In the movie this is
Filmmaking and cinematography are art forms completely open to interpretation in a myriad ways: frame composition, lighting, casting, camera angles, shot length, etc. The truly talented filmmaker employs every tool available to make a film communicate to the viewer on different levels, including social and emotional. When a filmmaker chooses to undertake an adaptation of a literary classic, the choices become somewhat more limited. In order to be true to the integrity of the piece of literature, the artistic team making the adaptation must be careful to communicate what is believed was intended by the writer. When the literature being adapted is a play originally intended for the stage, the task is perhaps simplified. Playwrights, unlike novelists, include some stage direction and other instructions regarding the visual aspect of the story. In this sense, the filmmaker has a strong basis for adapting a play to the big screen.
A portion of the best movies ever in a wide assortment of literary genres have been adapted from short tales. In particular, when we look to the classical horror movies adapted from books; it seems that there is a remarkable number of fictitious films that were based on short stories.
The Birds, the movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and was based on the short story “The Birds” written by Daphne du Murrier. If you would have read the book and then watched the movie, you would see that very few things are the same. In both the short story and the movie flocks of gulls, robins, crows, and sparrows join each other. This is really weird because different species of birds never work together. The story and the film both have the same climate. It is cold and chilly; “the ground is frozen and it will be a black winter.” The climate gives the versions of the story a creepy and suspenseful feeling.
Into the Wild, a novel written by Jon Krakauer, as well as a film directed by Sean Penn, talks about Chris McCandless, a young individual who set out on a journey throughout the Western United States, isolating himself from society, and more importantly, his family. During his travels, he meets a lot of different people, that in a way, change his ways about how he sees the world. There are many characteristics to describe McCandless, such as “naïve”, “adventurous”, and “independent”. In the book, Krakauer described McCandless as “intelligent”, using parts in his book that show McCandless being “intelligent”. While Krakauer thinks of McCandless as being “intelligent”, Penn thinks of McCandless as a more “saintly” type of person.
Ebeneezer Scrooge was a businessman who worked at a store called, (Scrooge and Marley). Scrooge was a mean man who didn't care about anyone but himself. The movie and the play is mostly about how Ebeneezer Scrooge did something wrong and what he did do to make people not hate him. In the story Scrooge gets visited by three spirits before christmas. No one in the story at first likes Scrooge.
One of the most well known plays of today's generation is The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. The play was written in 1953 about the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in the late 1600's. Arthur did a careful job of researching the events that took place, and was able to portray them in his own words. About 40 years later, a movie was created about Arthur's play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Although both portrayals had some major characteristics of each other, there were also some major differences as well. Both Miller and Hytner agreed on some things for The Crucible, they disagreed on other things as well.
As complex, troubled characters Blanche and Viola established a relationship with the audience, which leaves the audience feeling sympathetic toward them both. The nature of the sympathy felt by the audience varies between characters. Viola loses her brother, and is wash...
*Hunt for the Wilderpeople* builds on Waititi 's drama/comedy combination and further cements his auteur status. *Wilderpeople* is about an orphan boy who moves from one foster family to another, generally being a delinquent. This causes him to earn the title of "a real bad egg". The majority of the film takes place as Ricky Baker is on the run through the vast forest. While structurally different than *Boy*, both films deal with coming-of-age, parents, and loneliness. Unlike *Boy*, *Wilderpeople* is divided up into ten chapters and an epilogue. Despite this, *Boy* is the more episodic film. Since *Wilderpeople* relies more on a causal narrative, it seems more like a standard Hollywood film at first. But Waititi finds a way to make it his own.
When a play is presented on film, the director takes the script, and with poetic license, interprets it. A film not only contains the actual words of the author (in this case Shakespeare), but it includes action, acting, and cinematographic techniques; the three are used to better portray the author’s story. Using these elements, the director’s interpretation of the plot is reinforced. The film provides symbolic images and a visual interpretation, hence Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” is better understood by the viewers.
In this story by Kate Chopin, the heart trouble is both a symbolic and physical malady that stands for her ambivalence towards her unhappiness and marriage conjoined inability to be free. The first thing we qauire in the book is that Louise is suffering from a heart problem;additionally we learn that her heart problem is also the reason why the announcement of the death of Brently seems so threatening now. It is also clear that an individual with a heart problem would certainly not deal with such terrible news. In any instance where Louise tries to go through the idea of her renewed independence, her heart races as the blood in her veins pumps to the extremes. As the story ends, Louise dies. The diagnosis of her heart disease looks appropriate to her disease but it seems even more appropriate since she experienced shock once she saw Brently. Surely, such shock is enough to drive her to her deathbed. It is however ironic that the doctor concludes that the main reason as to the death of Louiseis overwhelming joy. It is ironic because it is not joy that had led to her death but rather loss of joy, which had killed her. Louise had certainly died because of a broken heart that was caused by the idea of suddenly losing her much loved independence (Chopin, The Story of an Hour)
“Her physical heart problem symbolizes her emotional heart as it relates towards he marriage”. Heart problems are not always health issues because sometimes it can also be the emotional feelings that person is going through that makes the heart ache with sadness. Besides the fact that Mrs. Mallard has “Heart Trouble” one should take the problem more meaningful than just the idea that she is unhealthy. But yes the heart can be looked at because of health conditions but really it enforces that the death of her husband really caused serious pain for her heart to be like that.
The play opened on December 3, 1947 and had instant success. It premiered five years after World War II and it “enfolded all the anxieties of the era in its story of perverse gentility colliding with the earthy truths of the working class.” (Hagopian, 2014) This is also why it went on to be made into a movie in 1951 with the screenplay written by Tennessee Williams and Oscar Saul.
“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” This is a famous line from the play and movie Into The Woods. The production follows a baker and his wife, and the characters from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood. The play Into The Woods was much better than the movie. The play was done by Stephen Sondheim. The new movie of Into The Woods is a Disney production. There is a more extensive plot, better casting, and better costumes in the play.
A Christmas Carol is one of the few traditional Christmas stories I have never read. I already knew the basic story line, but I didn’t really know what was going to happen. I love reading and watching things for the first time. It was fun seeing the different versions and comparing them to the book. There were some differences, escpecially in the Muppets movie, but overall the lesson still shown through. I think it’s a great story that teaches us how to really be grateful and love the people around us.