Comparing The Original Story Pinnochio And Its Appropriation The Movie Ai, Relating To The Altered Or Mantained Paradigms And Values

592 words - 2 pages

David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.David & Pinocchio are made by humans, for humans, to mimic humans. Many people will find the Pinocchio references in A.I. tedious and superfluous in nature. For example, Pinocchio is the story read to David by his human mother Monica. This story inspires him to seek Blue Fairy - a character who he identifies as being real.However, when it comes to the metaphysical traits of the two boys, we can clearly observe a more human personality in David as he has egocentric thought.He only cares about himself, his wants, his needs, and his desires. This selfishness called for an alternative ending to the Spielberg film. Pinocchio saves those he loves and sacrifices himself for them - while David brings back Monica to pamper him and lavish him with attention.Jiminy Cricket has been altered into the more impressive Teddy the Supertoy. The role of playing Pinocchio's "conscience" has been taken away from the magical talking animal, and given to a scientific plaything.This shows the diverse values which have affected these films according to the society and culture within which each was developed.Lord Johnson-Johnson is Kubrick's portrayal of the evil puppeteer Stromboli. His Flesh Fair is one of the films two representations of Coachman's Pleasure Island, where boys become donkeys. Both characters use the "puppets" for entertainment, however, Stromboli uses Pinocchio as a marionette - his true purpose, whilst Lord Johnson-Johnson, takes pleasure in destroying the mecha's ability to function and perform it's purpose.20The endings in the two texts continue to differ, however, by using clever symbolism. Both boys endure a "death" involving water (Pinocchio is...

Find Another Essay On Comparing the original story Pinnochio and its appropriation the movie AI, relating to the altered or mantained paradigms and values

Relationship between Pygmalian and its appropriation SHes all that and their respective context and how it provides insight into how values have been maintained and changed

1284 words - 5 pages how values have been changed or maintained.Pygmalion derives its name from the famous story in Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion, disgusted by the loose and shameful lives of the women of his era, decides to create a beautiful statue more perfect than any living woman, named Galatea. Pygmalion goes to the temple of the goddess Venus and prays that she give him a lover like his statue; Venus is touched by his love and brings Galatea to life

A Comparative Analysis of the Appropriation, Themes, and Similarities Between the 1940 Film "Pinnochio", and the 2001 Film "A.I."

1604 words - 6 pages Appropriation is the way a particular theme, is repeated, interpreted and adapted by different generations, and portrayed throughout different times, mediums, and contexts. Appropriation asks questions, and explores every issue adaptable to a story. Certain themes are appropriated because they either question, or answer a question, about the fundamental concepts of existence; however, they must also have an original, entertaining, or fascinating

How successful was Baz Luhrmann's appropriation "Romeo and Juliet" compared to the original play by William Shakespeare

1222 words - 5 pages Baz Luhrmann's film, Romeo and Juliet, is very successful as an appropriation of the original play by Shakespeare. Transforming the pre-16th century play into a contemporary popular culture film was done creatively by keeping the same values and language, but changing the context. This is illustrated by the use of anachronisms. For instance, daggers and swords are replaced by guns as well as cars stand in for horses. The disputes between members

Life is Beautiful the movie, relating to politics and society in Italy during World War 2

2458 words - 10 pages for a sudden change in the movie, but I think this is a best part of it and it's also an essence of a good plot. A good plot doesn't allow viewer or reader to predict its climax but yes, can give sometimes a clue. In this movie, "Life is beautiful", the happiness in the starting till its fifty minutes, in a sense give a clue that the disaster and woefulness is still waiting for its turn!The credit of the shift of the movie goes to the xenophobic

Comparing the Film Black Orpheus and the Original Greek Myth

1352 words - 5 pages Comparing the Film Black Orpheus and the Original Greek Myth The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is one that has been retold countless times over the years. It started as a Greek myth, later being made into a movie titled Black Orpheus. After reading the myth and watching the movie, it is easy to see that there are far more differences in the two works than similarities. These differences are not only in the way the story is told, but also in

A proposal for an update to the original 'Catch-22' movie, with budget layout and bibliography.

1485 words - 6 pages 'Catch-22' is a black comedy and was written in 1961 by American writer, Joseph Heller, and was set during the last year of World War Two on a small island called Corsica, west of Italy. The novel was then made into a movie in 1970, directed by Mike Nichols. I will attempt to adapt the original story and modernise the achievements of the 1970 movie by setting this one on an aircraft carrier, south of Iraq, during the main bombing campaign of

Romeo and Juliette - Comparing the Baz Luhrman (modern) ersion to the Franco Zefferelli (original) version

835 words - 3 pages slightly, although both follow the traditional Shakespearean very closely.The focus of Luhrman's Romeo and Juliette stays almost exclusively on either Romeo, Juliette, or both. There are a few parts when the focus jumps to different characters, but usually only to lead into another entrance by Romeo, or a frantic search for Juliette. Zefferelli does the same, mainly because they both follow the original Shakespearean play as closely as both directors

Educating Rita - Comparing the Movie and Play

1000 words - 4 pages be considered unfair to compare a theatric play (whether read or seen) with a movie since they are two different mediums with different possibilities and limitations. This is however not an analysis of particular renditions or performances. It is an overview of differences in amounts of information provided for the audience and the different ways that this information is conveyed and how that effects perception of the story and the characters

The Crucible - Comparing Play And Movie

970 words - 4 pages message. A portion of the scenes before the beginning of the witchcraft trials is seen in a downpour of rain, possibly foreshadowing doom and dreariness to come. There were some scenes added or adapted in the movie as opposed to the play. First, the large group of "stricken" girls, which indeed had a greater number than did the group in the play, left the church meeting at the beginning of the movie to see about Betty's condition. Betty seemed

This essay describes how the story Romeo and Juliet is altered when transferred from stage to the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

3456 words - 14 pages difficult for the viewer to ascertain with any efficacy just what is going on, other than understanding that there is going to be violence in the movie and it will take place in the city. Helicopters are flying overhead, people are screaming, guns are drawn - it is an overt attempt by Luhrmann to divorce the play from its original socio-historical context and place it in the viewer's frame of reference. The viewer is immediately disabused of the

"Jaws" the Movie and its Effects.

919 words - 4 pages can scar a child for life if he/she watches it at a young age, such as myself. And I regret ever sneaking behind my parents' back to watch this movie. My young rebellious action has caused a phobia that will never cease. There are many scenes I can never forget and everyday I go to the beach or lake I will experience flashbacks of the movie in my mind, warning me to stay away from the water.In Jaws: The Return Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) is

Similar Essays

Relationship Between Romeo And Juliet By Shakespeare And Its Appropriation West Side Story And How The Respective Contexts Demonstrate Values That Have Been Maintained Or Changed

1178 words - 5 pages In comparing the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare (1596), with its' film appropriation "West Side Story" directed by Robert Wise (1961), it is evident that the portrayed values have been maintained or changed as a consequence of the time the texts were created in. The vastly different contextual eras predominantly generate altered values towards social and cultural issues such as patriarchy, marriage and family, whilst other

Essay On Cinderella And Its Appropriation The Movie "Ever After". Provide Insight Into The Way Values Have Been Maintained And Changed.

1086 words - 4 pages Cinderella is one of the oldest and Cinderella has been diffused through countless cultures. This text has been appropriated into several forms, including novels, plays, films, and even operas and ballets. Ever after is just one appropriation of the original literary version of Cinderella, The Glass Slipper by Charles Perrault. Both these texts follow similar themes and ideas to the original folk-tale, however vary through their respective

Everyday Use, Comparing And Contrasting The Short Story Of Alice Walker, To The Short Movie.

1118 words - 4 pages Use," short film was more story oriented as it showed what Mama only described in the text: "Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eying her sister with a mixture of envy and awe." (WALKER 120) Mama was explaining how Maggie would feel when Dee comes to visit. In the movie, viewers had to wait and see until Dee's arrival to see

This Essay Is Comparing Shakespears "Romeo And Juliet" With The Movie, "West Side Story".

775 words - 3 pages "West Side Story" is a modernized musical based on Shakespeare's play, "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet", which takes place in Elizabethan times. Both of these stories have many similarities, but there are a lot of major differences as well. Both of these stories are about forbidden love shared between two characters of opposite sides. The tragic endings of these stories cause the two opposing sides to finally get along."The Tragedy of Romeo and