Many classic Shakespeare plays have been turned into films over the years. Some of the film adaptations are very close to the original story, but some stray away from the original play it is based on. Doing a modern version of one of Shakespeare’s works is tough because the language that Shakespeare uses is very important to the plays. In fact, if you did not know that the movie was based on a play, you may not even know. I think that this is the case for many when it comes to Shes the Man, which is based loosely on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
Hamlet Movie Comparison From the two versions of Hamlet that we watched, Mel Gibson/Glenn Close and Kenneth Branagh; despite the fact they have the same plot but there are few differences between the both versions. Hamlet acting is really different in both versions of the movie. In Kenneth Branagh version we see the movie is done with strong emotions but Hamlet overacts in most of the scenes. We also see that Hamlet is not a calm thinker by watching how Hamlet amplifies his manners throughout the movie. In Mel Gibson’s version of Hamlet, Hamlet’s acting is outstanding because while watching the play we can see the effort and talent Gibson has put in the movie.
Marriage is another thing to deal with but first comes dating. Although contemporary films do attempt to present Shakespeare's plays in a relatable manner, in their essence, they are still the same stories. You'd think the director would use a completely modern setting in the film, but he actually makes a few cheeky references to Shakespearean times! For example, Cameron's line "I burn, I perish, I pine" taken originally from Lucentios (suitor of Bianca)
Comparing the play with the movie, there are several differences in the way the characters are chosen, how they act and how the surrounding is set out. To start off, the main obvious difference between the book and the play is the different gender of the main character. As I´ve said, the main character in the play is Prospero while in the movie it’s a woman named Prospera. The decision to cast a woman in the part changes many of the dynamics between Prospero and others, like the father-daughter relationship vs. a mother-daughter relationship. Shakespeare used a male role as the main character in the play, as generally it is believed that as a man Prospero can show more strength, confidence and valor, while a woman was and is considered shier, weaker and more emotional.
If the movie had more detail it would be more interesting. The book gave me a better picture. When I saw the movie it confused me because it didn’t have all the parts. If I just saw the movie I wouldn’t understand why Greasers and Socs were separated and why they hated each other. I think Cherry did a really good job; she fit the description really well I think.
Regan Coseni Mme Poliquin English – EAE 4U 11/11/11 Critical Review of Hamlet Films, Act 3: Zeffirelli vs. Branagh There are numerous different portrayals of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, whether they are in the form of films, books or theatrical plays, they are all better than the other in different aspects and for specific reasons. In this critical review, we will make a comparison of Act 3 between Franco Zeffirelli’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Mel Gibson and Kennith Branagh’s film version of “Hamlet” starring Branagh, himself. First, as far as faithfulness to sequence and language in comparison to the original written version of Act 3, Branagh’s is pretty well identical in both senses. On the other hand, Zeffirelli’s version switches a few things up. To start with, in the original version as well as Branagh’s version of “Hamlet”, the “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes before Hamlets encounter with Ophelia, where as in Zeffirelli’s version of the play, Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy comes after the scene where he speaks with Ophelia.
The commercials are designed to reflect a more “grown-up” approach, with the young boy that appeared in the Protégé ads removed but still delivering the “Zoom-Zoom” phrase in the voiceover. The ads also use more action shots of the car and its workings. Promotions were done in magazines, newspapers; they also had a deal with ESPN, which includes advertising company's new Stylish, Insightful, and Spirited design. The Mazda6 is the successor of the Mazda 626. The advertising strategy is no more similar with the protégé; it has pictures as the more matured version or model, so continuing with the Zoom Zoom theme, made was the first example of a less playful than the protégé, as it is mainly targeted to the Mazda ESPN’s various media such as, print (ESPN Magazine), TV, radio and the Internet as well as in ESPN Zone restaurants.
Miss Campbell March 28, 2011 English 2201 Adam loder Comparison Essay The movies Twelfth Night and She’s the Man both have some similarities and differences that the Authors expressed in their own ways. The ways the author uses these is through setting and tone. The movie Twelfth Night was a play written by William Shakespeare. The setting is the time and place of where the action takes place. The setting is a main point in this movie because when Viola discovers her brother is missing and she thinks he is dead, she goes into disguise as her brother.
Baz Luhrman’s “Romeo and Juliet” is modernized bringing along with it many changes. It is set in America whereas the original is set in Italy which also means that the Italian accents the original characters once had no longer exist as they are now American characters. They use of swords has been replaced by guns and use of horses by motorcars which also let in the use of a gas station as a battlefield for Benvolio and Tybalt. Costumes are also modern. In the original play mercutio assigns Romeo a ‘magic potion’ but Luhrman replaces it with a tablet of
Though effective, the restlessness of the camera becomes confusing, slicing the action into short, sharp images that can mystify rather than illuminate. Such fervent action so soon into the film is dizzying and unexpected. Luhrmann attracts the audience with his lively cinema style, speeding up the action to hype up the confrontation and the rivalry of the two families alongside an intense soundtrack of contemporary and popular music. As a contemporary film director, Luhrmann clearly values the younger audience who would usually only come into contact with Shakespeare in a school environment. This could explain the roaring energy of car engines and elaborate guns instead of horses and swords originally used in earlier productions.