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  • Apollo 13 Space Mission
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    Apollo 13 was filmed in 1995 by director Ron Howard, and Universal Studios. The lead characters where Jim Lovell played by Tom Hanks, Fred Haise played by Bill Paxton, Jack Swigert played by Kevin Bacon, Ken Matingly played by Gary Sin ise, Gene Kranz played by Ed Harris, and Marilyn Lovell played by Kathleen Quinlan d. The Apollo 13 space mission was put together to fast and destined to have major mistakes in it. Originally Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Ken Matingly are scheduled to be the astron...
  • Third Category Of Shakespeare Film
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    Categories of Shakespeare When dealing with text of Jacobean writers such as Shakespeare, one has a great deal of freedom in interpreting it. His words are full of not only meaning, but entendre's, alliterations, and metaphors that allows a great deal of artistic freedom when actualizing it into performance. Perhaps that is why his plays have been a longtime favorite standard performance material, and more recently (the past 100 years), have become very popular to produce and present in the film...
  • Film A Successful Appropriation
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    Choose 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...
  • Film Versions Of Shakespeare Comedies
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    6. "Film versions of Shakespeare comedies can lie anywhere on a spectrum between an exploration of serious issues and simple comedy of a farcical or uncomplicated nature". Discuss with reference to two films. Shakespearean plays are complex, intricate pieces of work in which a diverse range of interpretations and readings can be made. This is particularly true of his comedies, where the light-hearted humour is often offset by darker, more serious undertones. In adapting these comedies it is for ...
  • Shakespeare Films
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    "MUCH ADO NOTHING" MOVIE REVIEW Ado The film that I saw in class was called "Much About Nothing " was a famous play written by Shakespeare and later became a film in (1993) directed by Kenneth Branagh. The main character in the play and the actors and actresses who portray them are Beatrice (Emma Thompson), Don Pedro (Denzel Washington), Don John (Keanu Reeves), Dogberry (Michael Keaton), Benedick (Kenneth Branagh), Hero (Kate Beckinsale) and Claudio (Robert Leonard). The film is about a young l...
  • Half The Young Girls In The Movie
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    One popular cultural myth about the mentally ill is the archetype of the 'Sexy Crazy Girl', which we " ve seen in movies, comic books, and music. Losing your grip with reality is not a glamorous subject, but that's not what you get from Girl, Interrupted. It is apparent that all the girls in the movie had some type of dysfunctional personality, and bad things happen to some of them, but it just did not seem realistic. First off, most of the patients portrayed were young, which made the care faci...
  • Better In The Newer Play Version
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    Jesse German Special Project December 3, 1999 Lorraine Hansberry and her Short Success In this report I m going to talk about American playwright and painter: Lorraine Hansberry and her life along with her first success, which was A Raisin in the Sun. This masterpiece became a very well known play and often when people here Lorraine's name, they think of A Raisin in the Sun. Also in this report, I m going to compare and contrast the film version and the later recreated version of this play. A Ra...
  • Film Etienne
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    Films that are based on novels when compared often have many similarities and differences. The Beach directed by Danny Boyle and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle and Virginie Ledoyen. The genre of this film is Adventure / Drama because of the intense moments in the movie and because the movie is one big trip to an island. I think this film is overwhelming because of the extreme details. For instance the starting of the film when Richard describes how travelling should ...
  • Religious As A Film Genre
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    In this study, the use of "religious" as a film genre is meant to denote 1) dramatizations of characters and events from the holy books of world religions; 2) biographies of saints and clergy; 3) films in which the principal characters are members of the clergy; and 4) films that deal directly with spiritual questions and beliefs. The religious film is one of the oldest of all genres, starting in 1897 with The Passion Play, an American filming of the annual production in Horwitz, Bohemia. Other ...
  • American Film And Some Of The Scenes
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    Life of chinese women in USA, competition of two mothers of their girls, other playing chess and other playing piano, broken hearts, life stories of women in China, broken fantasies, that bittersweet feeling when two people are breaking up, the inheritance from generation to generation, the founding of individuality and freedom, and beautiful encounter with sisters when they finally meet each others... here it is, The Joy Luck Club Introduction: This film is based on Amy Tan's bestseller novel. ...
  • Most Recent Romeo And Juliet Film
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    Romeo and Juliet is a well known play, which was written by William Shakespeare in 1594. Different actors have performed this play through-out the years and it has been adapted in many different ways. When comparing the narrative elements of the most recent Romeo and Juliet film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, to the original play, written by William Shakespeare, there are many similarities and differences to be noted. The first narrative element to be compared is the setting. The film and play's set...
  • Play To The Director's Perspective
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    The film Twelve Angry Men is an excellent tool to use to elaborate the original play because it provides an alternate visualization about the storyline, and it allows a different perspective from the director's viewpoint. Although the film is a useful tool, it is not as accurate as the original play. It tends to leave out some of the aspects of the play such as a part of the end scene which has juror number three handing juror number eight the knife with a high level of tension as he said dramat...
  • Film Maverick
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    Maverick is a quick witted card player who understands all aspects of poker. Maverick deceives the other players by losing all games in the first hour of the game. What the other players didn't know was that he was carefully watching how they play, when they bluff and what they do before they bluff. Using his knowledge of the other players, Maverick quickly catches up and wins back the money he lost. The fight scenes in the film were well choreographed adding a stylish action theme to the movie....
  • Luhrmann's Film Romeo Juliet
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    Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo + Juliet is a highly successful film as an appropriation of the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. The language and plot are similar to the play with only slight editing but it is set in a modern context with contemporary values and attitudes. These are relevant to modern viewers yet still focus on the same ideas that Shakespeare's play conveyed to an Elizabethan audience. Luhrmann has successfully made use of music, costuming, visual imagery and a mix of gen...
  • Scene In The Play
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    The well-mounted adaptation from Arthur Miller's was originally written to criticize McCarthyism in the 1950's. His play was written in 1953 with a clear intention, which is to make his audience feel and think that they are in the play themselves. He made a point that the reason the play was staged was not about the story line but it is about how the characters from the play itself represent themselves (audience) and their own behavior towards irrational assumptions and accusations. The story ta...
  • Puck O David Straithairn
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    A MidSummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare was turned into a movie in 1999. Popular celebrities became Shakespearean actors using old English. The play which was once a romantic comedy was transformed by Hollywood into something, well different. The movie version of the book was interesting. The maker had a different point of view in how the film was shot and how the characters acted. The film and the book had some major differences. In Shakespeare's play, he makes the characters Athenian....
  • Obvious Difference Between The Play And Film
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    A Comparison of the Play and Film of A Midsummer Night's Dream While watching the film, A Midsummer Night's Dream, there were both similarities and differences between the adaptation and Shakespeare's play as he wrote it. The following paragraphs will compare the play and film by listing the similarities and differences and their significance. Some similarities are the main characters, dialogue, and theme. The director of the film keeps the same list of main characters as in the play. However, t...
  • Lurhmann's Appropriation And Shakespeare's Play
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    i am hoping to gain an essay discussing the differences between Baz Lurhmann's appropriation and Shakespeare's play. this is because my english teacher has told us our assessment for term 1 will be based upon the methods of representation and textual imagery that are employed into the different versions of Romeo and juliet. These include prose fiction, opera, ballet, poetry, film, picture books, songs and short stories. Among the films we have watched have been Baz Lurhmann's Romeo and juliet, b...
  • Films In 1903
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    Charles Spencer Chapman was born in Walworth, England on April 19, 1989. He was born into a poor English family and lived a very rough childhood. Both his parents worked in show business. Both of them were music hall artists, his father became very well known. Although, he always idolized his mother, especially when he would see her performances in the back stage area. By the time he was 10, his parents separated leaving Charlie and his brother Sydney to live with their mother. It was a hard tim...
  • Hoffman's Film The Play
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    A Mid Summer Night's Dream Film Analysis Mid Summer Night's Dream Film Analysis A Mid Summer Night's Dream Film Analysis "A Mid summer Night's Dream' is another entry into Shakespeare's recent rebirth on film. Michael Hoffman's film dose not stay true to the text, but he must take liberties to allow for this classic story to be entertaining to today's audience. In this essay I will discuss the differences between the text vision and the film vision of this story from the historical setting, the ...

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