Films sometimes use plays as their sources. William Shakespeare has been called the most popular screenwriter in Hollywood. We are likely to assume that any translation of a Shakespeare text into a ‘live’ dramatic form-theatrical performance, film adaptation, television production-will automatically constitute a progressive act. Shakespeare is so frequently adapted because he is a major author. There are also economic and legal factors: Shakespeare is helpfully outside copyright law as well as interesting to adapt.
Romeo and Juliet can be interpreted in many different ways, even though it follows the same script. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet are similar in many ways, however they also differ significantly. Both films are based on Shakespeare’s play and have used the language in which Shakespeare originally wrote the play. However, in Baz Luhrmann’s version, some lines have been cut. Both films provide very different perspectives on Shakespeare's text because of the different eras in which they were set.
Throughout the film version of Proof, what happens to Catherine is very similar to what happens to her in Auburn’s play. However, the movie is different from the play because it shows the characters in a different light, it takes place in many different settings, and it adds more scenes than the play does. The story lines between the play and the movie have different plots, characters, scenery, and music/sound effects. You will want to read the play to get the best scenario, and leave the movie for the ones who really do not appreciate reading. First of all, the plot of the movie was somewhat similar to the play.
Hamlet Movie Review Hamlet is considered one of Shakespeare’s classic works, and as a result, there have been many interpretations of it in the form of movies. The three different films viewed in class were directed by Brannagh, Zeffirelli, and Almereyda. All three interpretations were very different, and had their own unique twist to them. Although they can all be considered great films, only one can be considered the “Classic movie version of Hamlet.” The version which should be considered the Classic version of Hamlet is the version directed by Franco Zeffirelli. This movie starred Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, and Alan Bates.
Brandon FLOGGNAW 4/28/14 Period 1 ENG 9 R+J Movie Compare/Contrast Pros and Cons The two Romeo and Juliet movies were very unique and creative. The two movies were very different but still stayed true to the original play. The two movies barely changed to much in the movie, but they did still add a few things here and there. The two movies were very good, they were both very good adaptions of the original play. Even though the movies were very good adaptions, the movies did changes some things whether it was text or scenery.
Perfume has many emphasising changes within the plot, many oversights and omissions of scenes from the film as well as sections from the novel; some obvious and large, others small and minor. The main purpose is due to the lack of time the film has, having to largely compress the timeline of ‘high important and major’ events, in order to signify and push forward the key concepts and main ideas from Tom Tykwer’s perspective in comparison to Suskind’s novel. The storyline in both book and film revolve around an unusual and original basis that captures and drags the reader/audience’s emotions, creating the feeling of obligation. The beginning of the film began with Grenouille enclosed and restricted in a jail cell- an event that was to happen much later during the timeline according to the storyline and novel. Director Tom Twyker chose to set the introduction of the film out this way as it created similar effect on the audience in comparison to the first paragraph of the book; it made you think to yourself how?
The taming of the plot. To make a modern version of a 16th century play, one would have to have a perfect mix of similarities and differences between the two, incorporating elements of both worlds. Gil Junger, The director of 10 Things I Hate About You did a very good job at this, using many of the characters and much of the plot from Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare as well as aspects of teen society that so many people can relate to in today’s world. Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You are very similar in many ways, but they have some minor differences. Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You have many of the same characters.
Nominated for an Oscar in 1997’s Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, this appropriation of Romeo and Juliet, based on William Shakespeare’s original works and directed by Baz Luhrmann, is a very dramatic and suspenseful film. This film does an excellent job of combining Shakespearian dialogue with modern imagery. Although this is a story which has been told many times before, Luhrmann keeps the entire storyline exciting. This film tells the classic story of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The themes of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice play many roles in this brilliant film.
This also relates to the death of King Duncan which happened earlier in the story. Macbeth continues to use vicious language such as ‘cancel’ and ‘tear’ to emphasise the hatred. Shakespeare uses animals to create an unpleasant imagery. Earlier Macbeth says ‘bat,’ ‘beetle’ and then in this extract, he uses ‘crow.’ The theme here is the supernatural; the unpleasant imagery is almost like the witches spell at the start of act 4 scene 1. There is also a superstition about crows; it is believed
The element of sound is very important throughout the entire film ‘Apocalypse Now’. It contributes to the greatness of the film, where sound itself could tell the story. Editor and sound director ‘Walter Murch’, recalls “It was the first multi-track film I had worked on and it was new territory because it was a multi-channel soundtrack with low frequency enhancement” (Kevin Hilton, Accessed: 23rd August 2008, www.filmsound.org). Even though there is so much action going on throughout the film, this multi-track setup was necessary in order to get the audience emotionally involved by using dialogue, music and effects all at once to create dramatic effect. There was very serious consideration and deep thought about all the uses of sound and how they cohere to the narrative of ‘Apocalypse Now’.