Looking at the presence of Virginia Woolf\'s novel Orlando in Potter\'s cinematic adaptation, thinking particularly about ideas of haunting and ghosting.
Exploring the intertextual nature of Sally Potter\'s Orlando
Exploring the intertextual nature of Sally Potter's film, Orlando
Intertextuality in Orlando: gender fluidity and the re-shaping/accentuasion of themes and essence.
Creating your own online ‘pathway’, use the SP-ARK multi-media archive to reflect upon and illustrate the intertextual nature of Orlando (1928 and 1992).
An exploration of intertextuality in Orlando through themes of gender and identity. I have chosen this approach as the most obvious, yet complex and interesting theme in Sally Potter's and Virginia Woolf's work. Same person/Same story. No difference. Just a different sex/Just a different medium.
a look into the production design and the obvious themes of gender vs identity and the need to conform to society.
Exploring Intertextuality in Orlando
An exploration of the ways in which Woolf's base text and other texts are incorporated and added into Potter's adaptation.
How did Sally Potter approach the task of bringing to screen the literary exploration of gender demonstrated in Virginia Woolf\'s book?
My pathway contains assets that explore the point of view of the camera and the placement of the camera as a voyeur. It evolved from a note that Sally Potter wrote on her shooting script: "The camera as a voyeur--behind something." From this note, I decided to find other assets that highlight a voyeuristic placement of the camera and thus the audience. My assets range from the camera positioning in intimate scene to Potter describing her use of character address in her director's commentary.
This pathway will explore, primarily through images of Swinton as Orlando (although the accompanying essay will recognise this casting to be about more than appearance), aspects of star intertextuality in Potter\'s 1992 film of Woolf\'s 1928 \'biography\'; that is, what the actress adds to the eponymous character in the process of adaptation, as a result of her star persona.
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