After looking through multiple drafts of the script, I noticed that the title of Orlando\'s manuscript changes twice. It begins as \"The Oak Tree,\" but evolves into \"The Death of Hercules,\" and finally becomes \"Death of a Lover.\" What is the significance of each of these titles in relation to the film? Had Sally Potter kept one of the original titles, would we have drawn the same conclusions about the manuscript, and its relationship to other themes in the film?
In a novel-to-film adaptation, one of the most interesting things to do is look at the source novel and see how it differs from the screenplay. Film is a visual medium, making it very different from the literary medium of the novel, but the adapted screenplay is like the bridge between the two, and can show the most striking resemblances and differences between the two versions of the story.
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