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    Romeo and Juliet - Comparing Original Screenplay and Film (Movie) Films are made with the directors different personal opinions based on the original screenplay.  For the movie version of Romeo + Juliet (1996), the quote above illustrates this perfectly.  For this essay, I will discuss contrasts between the original screenplay, and the film.  I will be discussing plot changes to adapt to the movie's visual capabilities, changes to the time-frame of the script, and plot changes

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    Going through screenplays, I was at a stalemate as I had never seen a screenplay before. I was put off by the writing, and the contents tried all of my ideas of what good writing is supposed to be. After reviewing all of the background information for the rules and structure of screenplay writing, I came to understand the differences between the writing style of novels in comparison to screenplay writing. Screenplay writers are put to the task of writing a highly visual story, that should contain

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    important to the story. 'The Screenwriter's Bible' by David Trottier offers a good insight in script writing and story structure. It deals with the basic elements of a typical screenplay, and explains what it actually is that an audience craves. Many of the principles can and should be applied to any story whether a screenplay, theatric play, novel or short story. The play is much more predictable in the sense that a great many things are bound not to happen on stage. In fact nothing taking

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    “Shirley Valentine” are pencil drawings coloured with blue and grey watery colours, which illustrates her doing house work. This shows that she isn’t very social and she has a miserable and boring life. I would describe the soundtrack to the screenplay as melancholy and reflective on the past. The lyrics also tell me I am going to feel sorry for Shirley as it includes lines like “the girl who use to be me, she could fly, she was free.” And “and I feel she’s been gone so long.” This implies that

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    Atticus had already introduced Scout to Boo. Then, Scout and Boo hold hands and walk over to the side of Jem’s bed. The challenge of taking a novel and translating it into film falls into the work of the screenwriter. The Academy Award winning screenplay was faithfully adapted by screenwriter Horton Foote from the 1960 novel of the same name, To Kill A Mockingbird. For the most part, Foote utilizes Harper Lee’s words. There is, however, one noticeable formality seen in the movie and not in the book

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    stands alone as a very well made movie and contains great acting performances throughout, I think that it strays too far from the original text and layout of the play. The omissions and transposing makes the play weaker, and while it is a great screenplay, it fails in comparison to Shakespeare’s original work. The three things which bother me the most are the omission of Fortinbras and the handling of the, “To be or not to be…” soliloquy and the “Get thee to a nunnery…” scene, and Hamlet’s Oedipus

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    Steve Harmon in Monster

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    named Steve Harmon from Harlem. Steve is on trial for a being a possible accomplice to a murder. The book begins with him in jail waiting for his trial to start. The story is written in screenplay format along with Steve’s journal writing which he does even in the courtroom. Steve enjoys filmmaking and screenplay writing. Steve writes this way to keep his sanity while being in prison during the trial. The majority of the story takes place in the courtroom. Steve is there with another defendant, James

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    Tender Mercies

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    'Tender Mercies,'; written by Horton Foote, is a screenplay, which presents to the reader ordinary people, who are trying to live decently in an unpredictable and violent world. The reader comes to be aware of many dramatic scenes where the central characters have come to experience many complex but yet fascinating situations in their lives. Reading this screenplay the reader will come to acknowledge one of the centralized themes in 'Tender Mercies,'; which is the theme of redemption. For those who

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    Maya Angelou

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    Maya Angelou has dedicated her life to end prejudices faced by many black females in the 20th century. As an author, poet, and entertainer, she is known best for her strong portrayal of African-American women. Some of her most outstanding work is the series of autobiographies that she wrote telling about her childhood. Her work has contributed immensely to Americans everywhere. She has also broken many barriers for black women in writing, entertainment, and in film making. Maya Angelou is definitely

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    The Issue Of Sport

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    The Issue of Sport The material I have studied for the Issue of Sport has helped me understand more about living in our contemporary world. The film and the screenplay "Strictly Ballroom" along with newspaper articles and the television documentary on Sport made me understand why sport is important in our society. Sport involves many things such as competition, dirty tactics, personal achievement and sport officials. Firstly, whenever there is sport, there is competition. There is competition for

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