When writing a film, some question which is more important: A plot driven film, or a character driven film? This conversation came up after watching a film with a friend last night. We both agreed that the film was good, but something was missing in our opinion. What we discerned was that character development was missing. This was a plot driven film. What does it mean to … [Read more...] about Plot or Character?
How Do You Feel about Movie Edition Book Covers?
Opinions about film adaptations of books vary. While some like to watch the pages of their favorite book come to life, others prefer they didn’t. This dichotomy is familiar to most of us. How people feel about the movie editions of books, however, can have the same sentiments. Whenever my sister and I walk into a bookstore, we notice the front and center placement of books … [Read more...] about How Do You Feel about Movie Edition Book Covers?
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
What do you know about your Miranda rights? We have heard the first few lines read to us on countless TV episodes and in some movies. The gist of it is that we have the right to remain silent and to have an attorney. In my class regarding language and the law, we are discussing the ambiguities involved in invoking these rights. We could discuss different cases regarding Miranda … [Read more...] about You Have the Right to Remain Silent
That’s Not Ice Cream: Fake Food in Visual Media
The two things that people enjoy either alone or with friends is eating and watching visual media. If you’re a “foodie,” then you might call yourself an expert on different types of food. If you cook, your appreciation for food can be even higher. With all this appreciation and knowledge about food, how important would the representation of food in TV and film be to … [Read more...] about That’s Not Ice Cream: Fake Food in Visual Media
The Adapted Film
There’s usually a climate of excitement and criticism around film adaptations. An adaptation is a film that is made from a book, or even a short film, as was the case with Whiplash. Writing an adapted screenplay can be much like writing spin-offs and sequels. The world and characters are already created; all that’s left is transforming the story into screenplay … [Read more...] about The Adapted Film