A list of documents processing the reduction of the novel into key scenes in order to create the film
My pathway engages the theme of history in both the novel and the film. The four centuries through which Orlando lives provide an evocative and symbolic background for the story.
the process of adapting the essence of orlando from literature to film.
An aim in understanding the different steps Sally Potter took to reach the same essential meaning behind Woolf's Orlando.
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Exploring intertextuality in Sally Potter's 'Orlando' (1992)
A focus upon aspects from the stage of development as to discern the approach taken in adapting from novel to film.
I found that dance, like in many cultures, is an important exhibition of feeling in Orlando. I originally was intrigued by the Introduction page telling us that the story was a "dance through history". Exploring dance further led me to a tag called "dance", which held multiple call sheets outlining the importance of characters learning their dances. It also showed how important Orlando's emotions towards Sasha were in these scenes. It seems like Orlando's feelings are revealed through dancing.
In Orlando, there are many extremes of emotions that are witnessed and experienced. Throughout Orlando's life events and transformations, his / her emotions on screen help convey the internal feelings and thoughts behind the visual information. Orlando appears to exprience deep happiness in some moments, and deep melancholy in others. Overall, as Sally Potter stated in one of her assets I have included in my pathway, "The unifying principle is the force of the character of Orlando who propels us believably through time and history in the search for life and a love."
Pathway to reflect upon and illustrate the process of adapting Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel, Orlando, to film.
Role transformation reflected through costumes
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