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  • Side To The Cast Of The Film
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    Ever since Hollywood begun to make movies, Hollywood has attempted to movies that are based on celebrated literature. More often than not, the directors are so concerned with making the film entertaining that they stray from what makes those original literatures themselves popular, the ability to arouse strong emotions within its readers. This practice usually turns a masterpiece into a piece of farce. Fortunately, such mistakes are not made in the film adaptation of Arthur Miller's play the Cru...
  • Original Film
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    The Hollywood movie "Guess Who" (2005) is a remake of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967). Both film's premises are about the same situation of an interracial marriage. The original revolved around a daughter bringing her black fianc " ee to meet her white middle class family. This was a touchy and even controversial subject in 1967 but the film became an award winner. The 2005 update switches the roles around and with a stroke of genius we now have a white fianc " ee meeting a black family. P...
  • Music In The Original Film
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    Out with the Old and in With the New The success of both the traditional and modern movie versions of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet are dictated by their settings. The traditional version of this legendary love story was filmed in 1968 and is set in the 1600's, placing the characters in the time period from which the story was derived. The more modern movie version on the other hand, filmed in 1996, places the characters in the time period of when the movie was filmed rather than when it was wr...
  • Madeleine And Scottie
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    In one of the countless reviews of Vertigo the inevitable subject of obsession was stated in the following manner: that film is not a study of obsession, but the obsession itself. In other words, the phenomenon of obsession is present in it not as an outside object of "investigation", but as the film's own intrinsic characteristic. Therefore, it does not investigate this phenomenon but "produces" it, i.e. instigates obsession. Such inversion, perhaps unusual and open to a variety of readings, gi...
  • Film And Original Tale
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    Sleepy Hollow Versus "The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow" Over time, a change has occurred from the typical horror story to a violent and bloody legend. The original short story " The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow" is an example of a simple, yet mysterious fable in which Ichabod Crane acts as the protagonist. Ichabod becomes the victim of the feared headless horseman after believing the superstitious tales of this spirit preying in the night. The film that is supposedly based upon the tale provides a...

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