Midsummer Night's Dream: Play Vs. Movie

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Movie vs. Play Most parts of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the movie, met my expectations. Many of the characters were well fitted to their part. Calista Flockheart was a great choice for an actress to portray Helena and her jealousy towards the beautiful Hermia. She played Helen's part just as I had imagined. Hermia, on the other hand, was not as well casted, in my opinion, because I expected Hermia to have long, straight hair not curly and short. Someone like Gwyneth Paltrow might've been more efficient. Both the actors for Demetrius and Lysander met my expectations somewhat. However, Lysander was more resembling to the Lysander I had imagined than Demetrius, because before actually watching the movie, I pictured Demetrius to be a blond. Therefore, an actor much like Matt Damon might've been better at this part; however, Christian Bale is accomplishing his role quite convincingly to change my mind. Theseus and Hippolyta were very well casted because in truth, while reading the play, I never really pictured their appearances to resemble anyone in particular; therefore, watching the movie really helped me to get an idea of how those two might look like. Bottom was greatly played since he was much like I pictured. So far, of all the fairies, I think Titania was characterized the best because she is beautiful and elegant like I had anticipated. Michelle Pfieffer plays Titania's part radiantly. Oberon and Puck were not as great because they gave me a dingy feeling and fairies are supposed to...

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