Novel And Film

Ragtime
Ragtime
Ragtime In the classic E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, we see the juxtaposition of many motifs to represent Doctorow’s view of the early century. By combining history and fiction Doctorow allows himself to write a semi-accurate interpretation of the early 1900’s while also being able to strongly express his own biases and opinions of the era. The biggest, and perhaps most important theme Doctorow applies in the novel is social tension, or the battle of the rich versus the poor. Other important th
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison The Doors. There's the known. And there's the unknown. And what separates the two is the door, and that's what I want to be. Ahh wanna be th' door. . . - Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous authors. You must cast aside your ignora
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With thebrass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, theblood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing allthe symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with thethought of
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia It is conceivable, that life can deteriorate to the point where persons lose their dignity and self-respect and are unable to communicate; life in such a form no longer meets meets the basic criteria of human-ness. (O'Keefe, A1) Under these circumstances only should Euthanasia be practiced and then only passively (pulling the plug”). “Dutch Death, Euthanasia, doctor assisted suicide, whatever you want to call it, it should not be legalized. People should live their lives for as lo
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It was published in 1960 then it went on to win the Pulitzer prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award winning film. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American Literature. There are so many characters in this book that I can't name all of them. Here are most of the characters. The Finch family contains of Atticus (The head of the ho
Roald som ung
Roald som ung
Roald som ung Roalds föräldrar var bägge norrmän. Hans mamma hette Sofie Hesselberg, d v s innan hon gifte sig, och hans far, Harald Dahl. Harald var nästan 15 år äldre än Sofie, och hade varit gift en gång tidigare. Under det giftermålet hade han fått två barn, Ellen och Louis, men hans första fru, Marie, dog efter födseln av det andra. Harald var delägare i en framgångsrik skeppmäklararfirma, och mycket förmögen. Han hade en villa i Llandaff i Wales, Villa Marie, som han och Sofie flyttade in
Crime and the Black Market in Modern Day China
Crime and the Black Market in Modern Day China
Crime and the Black Market in Modern Day China With a population of approximately 1,203,097,268 people , China, who has the world's largest population, also has the world's fastest growing black market and crime problem. In China, crime rates have been climbing an estimated 10 percent a year since the early 1980s . China is a country that is currently experiencing both political and economic instability. Economic reforms that have been put in place by the government have only widened the income
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which ca
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which ca
Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which causes them to commit their crime. This belief is strongly disagreed with by the authors Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”,and “The Cask of Amontillado” are very similar in this contradiction. Each murderer takes a specific journey that has been illustrated in each case. The psychological make-up of each murderer shows that he is a normal person up to the point a
George Bernard Shaws
George Bernard Shaws
George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’ ‘A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes’ The author George Bernard Shaw -he later dropped the name George- was born in Dublin in 1856, the third and youngest child of an alcoholic father and an undomestic mother. He developed an interest in literature, music and painting at a very early age, but was never enabled to go to university. At the age of fifteen he became an apprentice and during he stay there he started writing short literary artic
Heroic but hardly admirable how accurate is this assessment of Meursau
Heroic but hardly admirable how accurate is this assessment of Meursau
“Heroic but hardly admirable”, how accurate is this assessment of Meursault in “The Outsider” When Meursault is described to us in the early stages of the novel we see that he does not obey society’s codes therefore is it fair for us to assess him using societies interpretation of “heroic”? If we are to judge him by them then we are given ample examples throughout the novel of his having no compassion or even of his thinking of the consequences of his actions, hardly heroic, but the converse is
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature the true element of tragedy
It is suggested that in modern literature, the true element of tragedy is not captured because the protagonist is often of the same social status as the audience, and therefor, his downfall is not tragic. This opinion, I find, takes little consideration of the times in which we live. Indeed, most modern plays and literature are not about monarchs and the main character is often equal to the common person; this, however, does not mean the plot is any less miserable nor the outcome any less wretc
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock 50 Years of Movie Magic
Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the master of suspense, and after viewing two of his
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora
Daniel Tortora Paper 4 Final Draft Heart of Darkness, a novel by Joseph Conrad, and Apocalypse Now, a movie by Francis Ford Coppola can be compared and contrasted in many ways. By focusing on their endings and on the character of Kurtz, contrasting the meanings of the horror in each media emerges. In the novel the horror reflects Kurtz tragedy of transforming into a ruthless animal whereas in the film the horror has more of a definite meaning, reflecting the war and all the barbaric fighting th
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park The Novel vs.The Film The novel or film Jurassic Park. Which is better? Both versions of the story are exceptionally well written, but there are major differences. The first and most significant difference is the two different themes used in the novel and the film. The novel uses a special sort of technological, mystery theme. However, the film uses the adventure theme that so many recent films these days do. Another major difference is the role and personality of the characters.
English 41596
English 41596
English 4/15/96 McTEAGUE McTeague, a novel written at the turn of the century by Frank Norris, is a classic example of naturalist writing. This novel is written with the harsh realities that were this time period. There are many themes that occur in naturalism. Some of them that appear in this novel are greed, lust, strife, as well as Darwinism and animal imagery. All of these themes help Norris describe with vivid detail his tragic account of human degradation. One of the forces that drives ma
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first l
When one begins to analyze a military novel it is important to first look at the historical context in which the book was written. On the nights of February 13-14 in 1944 the city of Dresden, Germany was subjected to one of the worst air attacks in the history of man. By the end of the bombing 135,000 to 250,000 people had been killed by the combined forces of the United States and the United Kingdom. Dresden was different then Berlin or many of the other military targets which were attacked du
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye
The Catcher in The Rye ---------------------- Chapter 1 --------- The story is about Holden Caulfield, who is a boy who has just been kicked out of school. He's walking down a hill, were they are playing football. He's on his way to Mr. Spencer, an old teacher of his. It is cold and much wind. It's winter. So he rings the bell at Mr. Spencer's house and his wife opens the door for him and shows Holden where Mr. Spencer is. Chapter 2 --------- So Holden comes in and sits on Mr. Spencer's very ha
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The novel To Kill a Mockingbird succeeds in portraying the lifestyle of a relaxed southern town in the early 20th century. It shows the families, feelings, and bigotry of the time. There are three main themes in the novel, which are: justice is not blind, mob rule is not the way to solve things, and that you shouldn't fear or resent something that hasn't done anything to disturb life. These themes are true in the novel and are also true in every
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men Compare/Contrast Essay Cummings Of Mice and Men Movies and books have similar and very different values that each other share and contrast with. Most movies are undetailed compared to the book versions. Movies tend to shorten because of allowed time while books can be as long as they want, if the author can keep the reader in suspense. Some books have much more detailed information in it than the movie version. A good author can make a reader see what they are reading in their
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ju
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Ju
Review Of Three Movies: Trainspotting, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Jurassic Park English 11 5 December 1996 Trainspotting Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle. Set among the junkies and thugs of Edinburgh's slums and made by (director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge, producer Andrew Macdonald) that created Shallow Grave, Trainspotting caused a sensation in Britain, where it took in more money than any U.K. film except Four Weddings and a Funeral and ignited strong con
Michael Tschappat
Michael Tschappat
Michael Tschappat Patricia Stull English 102 11/25/96 Dicks' Androids and Scotts' Replicants Philip K. Dick has written over fifty novels, and is considered among some of the greatest experimental writers of the 1950s and ‘60s, such as; William Burroughs, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Pynchon.(Star 34) He has written science-fiction and regular fiction. His fiction usually spoke of people trying to figure out who they are, or what they are supposed to be. He is best known, however, for his work in s
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Media Industry
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Media Industry
The Success of Michael Crichton's Novels in the Media Industry One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount Pictures' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film's whopping $24.6 million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3). Michael
I have a different concept of producing than
I have a different concept of producing than
³I have a different concept of producing than other producers. Some producers are money men, and others are just lieutenants. For me to produce is to make a picture. As a producer, I can maintain an editorial perspective that I wouldn¹t have as a director. I consider myself first a creative producer, then a showman and then a businessman. You need all three things to succeed in the business today.² -David O. Selznick The film Since You Went Away was released in 1944. This epic film attempted to
In Cold Blood Review
In Cold Blood Review
In Cold Blood Review In Cold Blood is a tragic story of two men, Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward, who murder an entire family in search of money and then find themselves running from the law. While writing the book, Truman Capote used only facts to create a novel out of an actual event. He had thousands of notes on the subject, but his problem was making his book read like a novel. He accomplished this by adding dialogue and describing characters feelings. This technique is used in the film
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men I
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men I
Who doesn't know of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men? It is a novel that almost everyone educated in the United States has either read it or pretended to read it. But how many have seen the 1992 film Of Mice and Men? The relative obscurity of 1992 screen version of this timeless drama does not mean that it was poorly done. Just the contrary is true, it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel that I have seen. The novel and the film are very similar. The Steinbeck's nove
A Clockwork Orange Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
A Clockwork Orange Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
A Clockwork Orange: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish A Clockwork Orange received critical acclaim, made more than thirty million dollars at the box office, and was nominated for various awards; however, this esteemed film was outlawed from the nation of Great Britain in order to curb its immoral content from permeating society. Before all the controversy began, A Clockwork Orange was a novel, written mostly in Russian, by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick is known to critics as a film maker who prob
Ray Romeo
Ray Romeo
Ray Romeo Film as Lit. Strojan and Ward Paper #1 My Brilliant Career Paralells in My Brilliant Career Obtaining ones goals in life is not an easy task. There are many obstacles that can prohibit one from doing so. What separates the weak from the strong? The ability to overcome the obstacles and reach your goal. This was most evident in the movie, My Briiliant Career, it is a stunning example of how one can go through trials and tribulations and still be successful. The parallel between the mov
Ang Lee who directed and Emma Thompson who adapted the screenplay have
Ang Lee who directed and Emma Thompson who adapted the screenplay have
Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen’s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie’s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic I wish I was there setting. The purpose of the Sense and Sensibility is to bring out the rom
Joe Chamas
Joe Chamas
Joe Chamas Avant Garde Film Midterm 11\3\95 Question #4 Man with The Movie Camera Shot Change constructs a New Perspective The traditional rules for editing from shot to shot had always tried to give the impression of a continuous action taking place in front of the camera. Dziga Vertov, the director, contested this old-fashioned filming style in the movie Man with a Movie Camera. Using multiple shot changes and variations Vertov strayed away from the norm and created a novel technique. He stro
Cano-1
Cano-1
Cano-1 Dan Cano Mrs. Ficarrota English 10 Honors 9 December 1996 The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film Stories about crime prove to be a strong part of America's entertainment in this day. In The Chamber, John Grisham writes about a Klansman who is convicted of murder and a grandson who tries to save his grandfather is on death row. This story is now a major motion picture. This story carries a strong emotional following to it because it both questions and supports the death penalty in di
Byron Hooper
Byron Hooper
Byron Hooper 11/18/96 The Color Purple film review The Color Purple The movie The Color Purple, directed by Steven Speilberg, was, in general, a satisfactory film. It was enjoyable, if you don't consider accuracy towards the novel it is portraying important. Speilberg obviously had little, if any, respect toward the original story, by Alice Walker. He slaughtered a story most people had heard of, but never read. I thought the movie itself was rather good. It had it's own good and bad points.
Brian Olson OLSON 1
Brian Olson OLSON 1
Brian Olson OLSON 1 Professor John Hughes ENC 1102 December 3, 1996 Life, like The great Gatsby Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. This is just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F. Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues along the way of the novel that will be crusual
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a very unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when they are combined they create a very fascinating plot which looks at prison life in a interesting and different perspective than one normally thinks. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). These characters are well complimented by the wise a
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption For my film analysis, I chose the movie The Shawshank Redemption. Frank Darabont directed Shawshank and wrote the screenplay based on the novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by author Stephen King. The movie was made in 1994 and produced by Niki Marvin. The movie stars Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins as two convicts serving time in a New England prison named Shawshank. Tim Robbins plays a man named Andy Dufresne, a banker, who gets convicted of murdering his wif
In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz we see Duddy set himself up for
In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz we see Duddy set himself up for
In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, we see Duddy set himself up for a great downfall. We all know that every one must pursue their dreams, because without dreams there would be no reason to live. Duddy understands this perfectly, that is why he is very ambitious. From the moment he hears his grandfather say, “A man without land is nobody. Remember that, Duddel.”(Richler 49) Ever since those words were said Duddy prepared himself to seek the land of his dreams, no matter what the cost would
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is a unique movie which involves many different personalities and underlying themes. The personalities of the inmates are very interesting and when combined they create a fascinating plot, which gives a different perspective of prison life. The main characters are Andy Dufrense (Tim Robbins) and Eliss Red Redding (Morgan Freeman). Additional characters such as the wise and simple old man, Brooks (James Whitmore), and the evil warden help to
Life like The great Gatsby
Life like The great Gatsby
Life, like The great Gatsby Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. This is just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F. Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues along the way of the novel that will be crusual to understand the ending. For instance, he makes the blue coupe a ve
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies
Translation lost from the Novel to the Movies There are about 26 different editions of the novel of Frankenstein, and every movie that has been made based on the novel is different from the next. What you read in the novel is not necessarily what you see on the movie screen. There are a lot of good moments in the book that lost in the translation, of which I discuss below in greater detail. For viewers of the movies, the famous sentence “It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the a
IMAGERY
IMAGERY
IMAGERY The term imagery has various applications. Generally, imagery includes all kinds of sense perception (not just visual pictures). In a more limited application, the term describes visible objects only. But the term is perhaps most commonly used to describe figurative language, which is as a theme in literature. An example is animal imagery in Othello When Iago tortures Othello with animal images of his wife's supposed infidelity, were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys… (3.3.403
Most films even the excellent ones fit squarely into an existing tradi
Most films even the excellent ones fit squarely into an existing tradi
Most films, even the excellent ones, fit squarely into an existing tradition of cinema. You have seen the same sort of thing before, even though the approach and many aspects of the film are novel. Once in a great while, more often for adventurous movie-goers than for those who see only Hollywood films, you come across something that is really new and different. Even less often, it is new, different, and good. Such a film is like a revelation. The first Kubrick movie one sees, or the first Tark
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan Illinois on August
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan Illinois on August
Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22,1920. He was the third born son of Leonard Spauldling Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926 the Bradbury family moved from their home in Waukegan to Tucson, Arizona. However, their stay there only lasted until May of 1927 when they moved back to their original habitation. Bradbury began writing his own literature on butcher paper when he was 11 years old. Ray and his family moved again moved to Tucson, Ari
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars Two box office hits, each a milestone of their time, “Lord of the rings” and “Star Wars A lot can happen in 25 years, and in the fast-paced, high-budgeted land of hollywood, a lot has. So much so, in fact, that an influential movie of a generation, Star Wars, really does seem like it came out a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away. Yet the 1977 film, once at the peak of visual effects, still one of the top 10 earning films ever, continues to be admired
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury Numerous words can be used to illustrate Ray Bradbury, from novelist, to short-story writer, to essayist, screenwriter, and poet. A huge success in each of these categories, he is an artist of great achievement, which is evident by his vast amount of awards and rave reviews throughout the years. To many, Bradbury is known as the writer of the century due to his undying influential work that continues to emerge. Born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury began an ear
E-commerce an Introduction
E-commerce an Introduction
E-commerce an Introduction E-commerce an Introduction In the broadest sense, electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. It has included the handling of purchase transactions and funds transfers over computer networks. According to the Forrester Research Study Sizing Intercompany Commerce, total U.S business-to-business Internet trade in 1998 is $7.7 billion, compared to a total global e-commerce of $21.8 billion, dramatically increasin
Sonys History - Through The Eyes of the Companys Leaders
Sonys History - Through The Eyes of the Companys Leaders
Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sony’s first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes
English Innocent Experience
English Innocent Experience
English – Innocent Experience “The Age of Innocence” The film “The Age of Innocence” goes into great depth about the two contrasting issues, innocence and experience. The film takes place in New York City, 1870 where the wealthy and sophisticated live. It is where society seems to be almost utopian, but underneath it all there lies betrayal and deceit. The director Martin Scorsese has adapted Edith Wharton’s novel, and made into a cinematographic spectacular. It is with the presentation of the f
The Theme of Beauty in The Bluest Eye
The Theme of Beauty in The Bluest Eye
The Theme of Beauty in The Bluest Eye There is a saying that states that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This means that everyone is beautiful in a unique way, depending on how others see them. For Pecola Breedlove, this was not a pleasant thought for her. Pecola is an 11-year-old, African-American girl from Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye. Throughout the majority of her short life, Pecola struggles with the image of ideal beauty. Pecola has to go through many tough and humiliating
Characterisation and Imagery Innocence and Experience
Characterisation and Imagery Innocence and Experience
Characterisation and Imagery – Innocence and Experience LP Hartley and Martin Scorsese both use characterisation and imagery extremely well in conveying Innocence and Experience. Hartley mainly uses a lot of different symbols to show Leo’s innocence, yet he still uses characters, such as Leo and Marian to contrast with innocence versus experience. Scorsese is more focused on imagery, but because his text is a Film, it is much easier to demonstrate imagery and it becomes clearer to the audience.
What is Stevensons message about the dual nature of the human personal
What is Stevensons message about the dual nature of the human personal
What is Stevenson’s message about the dual nature of the human personality in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Throughout the novella, Robert Louis Stevenson gives the readers various different messages about the dual nature of the human personality, from the evil hidden beneath the goodness of man to the true inner id we all possess. To me, the basic message is that we are all evolved from primitive ‘ape-like’ creatures and the book metaphorically explores what would happen if we went