Films from Literature ENG 2400

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  • Document 3
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    Document 3 Classwork for Sept. 4
    Please follow this sequence. These tasks should take approximately 2.5 hours altogether.
    1. Go to the Sept. 4 classwork in the Discussion board about literary language and spend about 20 minutes identifying the literary devices in the excerpt from Lolita provided in the Discussion post called “Sept. 4 classwork: Look for “literary” devices in this Lolita excerpt” and duplicated in the Docs folder as Document 2 Classwork for Sept. 4 (what you are reading now is Document 3).
    2. Then watch the presentation “Lo comparisons reedit.avi”’s%20class%20presentaions?preview=Lo+comparisons+reedit.avi
    3. After watching, write down your reactions to the following:
    a. Which version, the first in black & white or the second in color seems closer to the novel?
    The second in color seems closer to the novel.
    b. What are your opinions of the actors playing Humbert, Charlotte, Lolita, and Quilty?
    My opinions of the actors playing Humbert, Charlotte, Lolita, and Quilty. Humbert seems like a very calm person and knows what he wants because of his childhood. Lolita seems like a very fun, crazy person that is just being a kid but also at the same time knows what she is doing.
    Are they as you pictured them as you began the book?
    (Please note: the young actresses playing Lolita were reportedly both 14 at the time of filming though one looks older though the character is supposed to be younger. Also note that the 1962 version reflects the cars, clothing, and hairstyles of when it was filmed, while the 1998 version is made to look like the authentic time of the novel – late 1948 to 1953.)
    c. Why do you think a blonde actress was cast as Lolita, whose hair color is different in the novel?
    In the color version, Lolita is not blonde and is mostly darker like a brunette. But in the black and white Lolita is blonde.
    4. What did you notice about the two different versions of Louise, the maid?
    The version of the black and white of Louise the maid was different, she followed the owner’s rules, she didn’t judge. However, the color version questions everything about what Humbert did in Lolita’s room. She was also close to the family members.
    5. What differences in tone do you sense in these two films? Why do you think the 1962 version has more humor?
    The difference tones I sense in the black and white film is that their voice seems very high pitch and felt like it also had an accent. Also, they didn’t show emotional expression like, for instance, the color version did.
    6. Next, please watch the presentation called “Cinema If20.avi.”’s%20class%20presentaions?preview=Cinema+I+f20.avi
    7. Then, as you did last week, please answer the following
    a. Name three different things you feel you learned.
    One different thing I learned is how it gets to the point of the story. The second thing is how the characters who are involved pay the consequence that I think we can learn from our mistakes and always do the right thing. The footage of every film or novel I noticed that the background music is the same thing on every black and white film. The camera also has its level of angle on every scene. The camera has its emotions of fast or slow and it’s always an upfront camera to the actor’s face.
    b. Mention something you liked about the presentation.
    I like how the film goes from black and white to color. I also like how the film is about drama/romance to musicals and perhaps a comedy.
    c. Ask at least one question that now comes to mind about this presentation.
    One question that comes to mind about this presentation is why do they show the scene of the film where they think it is important to show and from that scene you can predict what the film should be about.
    Enjoy the videos…

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