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    I feel the story “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara has many similar qualities to the movie “O” by Tim Blake Nelson. The book and the movie are about two different people who have grown up in similar neighborhoods, are of the same race, and both of the characters had very disrespectful attitudes towards their elders who they should have been taught to respect. Throughout this story and movie, both of the main characters end up learning a very substantial lesson. Sylvia, who is the main character in

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    been remade many times throughout the years whether it be through the big screen or on stage. Two of the larger known recreations of the play were made by Tim Blake Nelson ("O") and Oliver Parker (Othello). Both of these directors attempted to appeal to an audience made up of different people. Parker attempted to appeal to Shakespeare lovers; Nelson went the route of appealing to the youth (much like the 1996 adaption of Romeo and Juliet). One of the constant ideas in either case is that the interpretation

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    Performance Review The 1995 release of the film ‘Clueless’, based on Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’, saw a new trend emerge in Hollywood. By adapting classic literary texts into modern day ‘Teen Dramas’, the film industry and those working in education may argue that such films allow youngsters an insight into plays and novels written hundreds of years ago. In effect, the work of Shakespeare and others is made accessible to the young, and in a world where reading is now perhaps considered secondary

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    William Shakespeare’s play Othello and Tim Blake Nelsons movie O both share common themes and story lines that are clearly evident. People may go as far to say that O is a 21st century rip off of Othello. With that aside, both authors use different techniques to show common themes. Even though they are writing in very different times; themes such as jealousy, racism and appearance versus reality are still common in both stories. Shakespeare expresses these themes using different tools such as soliloquys

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    Othello The movie O directed by Tim Blake Nelson is a modernized version of the play Othello written by William Shakespeare. Both the film and the play bear striking similarities, although this adaptation of Otello also includes some different characteristics than the original play text. The similarities and differences are distinguished through the modernized plot, cinematic techniques used to illustrate the play text as a tragedy and successfully retaining the tragic structure of the play Othello

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    A Comparison of Othello and the Movie O

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    Cited Hartnett, Josh. Interview following "O". 23 March 2010 Kurnit, Scott. "O" movie review. www.romanticmovies.about.com 20 March 2010 List of School Shootings. www.abcnews.com 20 March 2010 Nelson, Tim Blake. Interview folloing "O". 23 March 2010 "O". dvd. Dir. Tim Blake Nelson, Lions Gate Films, 2001

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    which three escaped convicts; Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney,) and his two partners Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro) experience the adventures of “Ulysses” (Homer) in varying ways. The actors meet along their way: “the Blind Prophet, the Cyclops, and the Sirens,” (Homer) all members of The Odyssey. This is intermixed with characters from the 1930’s including Baby Faced Nelson (Michael Badalucco,) a KKK mob, and a Governor (Charles Durning) running for reelection, which sets

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    Homer’s The Odyssey, the film focuses on Ulysses Everett McGill’s (George Clooney’s) journey from the jailhouse back to both his home in Ithaca, Mississippi, and to his wife Penny (Holly Hunter). Along with his two sidekicks, Delmar and Pete (Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro), Ulysses encounters not only characters from the classic myth including the Sirens and the Cyclops, but also slices of American folk legend. Episodic in its narrative structure, the film unfolds like Homer’s saga with very

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    believe give the text an aspect of timelessness and universality and eliminate any sort of used by date on Shakespeare’s Othello. Othello is a text that has had many appropriations. One such example is the film production “O” (2001) directed by Tim Blake Nelson. This film explores the storyline of Othello set in the scene of a highschool, the film has been appropriated to give the targeted audience a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s themes and messages. In this case the target audience is teenagers

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    ‘O is a modern spin on Othello that attempts to address issues that are relevant for a contemporary audience. However, ultimately the literary value of Othello is lost in this appropriation” The film ‘O’ directed by Tim Blake Nelson is a recognised contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Othello, which addresses a number of issues that are relevant to a modern day audience compared to that of the past. The director of the film has changed crucial parts of the play which makes

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    “Othello Goes to High School,” (Welsh, 225) is an accurate description of the movie O as directed by Tim Blake Nelson. The O movie is a modification of Othello by William Shakespeare and is set in the 20th century in a high school, where Odin in contrast to Othello is a star basketball star and dating Desi, Desdemona in the play. Hugo, in contrast to Iago in the play is Odin’s best friend and teammate along the son of the coach. Hugo, like Iago pulls the strings behind the curtain which leads to

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    William Shakespeare’s Othello & Tim Blake Nelson’s “O” each demonstrate the issues of their respective contexts through the chosen mediums of both composers. Shakespeare’s Othello uses the medium of theatre to present ideas such as jealousy, appearance versus reality and racism through a variety of literary techniques while also encompassing the conventions of a classic Shakespearean tragedy. These ideas remain universally relevant in Blake Nelson’s modern day adaptation “O” which parallels the ideas

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    Tim Blake Nelson’s O takes Shakespeare’s Othello and shifts the action from 16th-century Venice and Cyprus to a very current day Charleston, South Carolina. The issue with updating a film adaptation of Shakespeare to present-day is that often, the essence of Shakespeare is lost. Some modernized film versions of his works utilize the original text, like Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. But O chooses to update everything about the play, leading viewers to wonder whether or not it fully captures Shakespeare’s

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    Love Story in Terry Kay’s To Dance With the White Dog and in the Movie O In the movie “O”, Desi and Odin, the main characters, share an unstable relationship due to their juvenile romance. The young couple struggle to support and trust one another throughout the movie. They must also deal with the lies and betrayal of their close friend Hugo. Their budding romance can be compared in many ways to the fruitful relationship of Sam and Cora Peek, in Terry Kay’s novel, To Dance With The White

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    In the movie George Clooney was accompanied by John Turturro playing Pete Hogwallop and Tim Blake Nelson as Delmar O’Donnell. These two other characters become Ulysses’ “crew members.” Just like Odysseus’s companions, these crew members were not the brightest compared to the apparent leader Ulysses. There were key scenes that took place in the movie

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    Social Themes In Othello

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    plays boast timeless themes such as love, jealousy, corruption, and and forbidden love, all themes that register in modern society. Shakespeare’s Othello is a play about jealousy, and how it overtakes and destroys every other feeling in one’s body. Tim Blake Nelson’s film “O” is a loose, modernized adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. This translation allows us to understand and interpret what Shakespeare wanted to say, without actually understanding the dialect of his time. “O” is told from the setting

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    Jealousy and Race in Othello

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    but in an all-white school that is hesitant to treat him equally. Shakespeare and Nelson both made use of appropriate techniques to highlight the issues of jealousy and race to their respective audiences, which are still present in society and will continue to be, as long as humans will be human. Works Cited Othello, Act I, Scene I Lines 81 - 94 Othello, Act I Scene III Lines 288 - 290 DVD, Dir. Tim Blake Nelson. Lions Gate Entertainment, 2001

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    For both Othello and O, the greatest and most important person in their life is the woman that each individual has come to love—Desdemona for the former and Desi for the latter. They are their everything, the person who their world [BL9] consists [BL10] of. When they are around the women, Othello and Odin are content, at peace, worry-free. In a way, they are at their very best, a portrayal of their true forms, of their souls. So it is no surprise that their final defeat, the destruction of themselves

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    Directed by Stephen Spielberg, a 168 award winning icon, the film notably called, Lincoln, is the story of the finals months of the 16th President of the United States trying to pass the 13th Amendment and end the Civil War. The film was release in 2012, portraying the history of the 19th century of the hard works Abraham Lincoln, played Daniel Day Lewis, had to endure. The producers of this film, Pixar, has made it possible to win an Oscar and produced a film that showed the significant part of

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    The Odyssey by Home

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    Homer. “The Odyssey.” Holt Elements of Literature. Third Course. Ed. Richard Sime and Bill Wahlgren. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. 888-947. O Brother, Where Art Thou. Dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Perf. George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman. Universal, 2000. DVD.

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