How was Orlando reviewed on its release, is there any evidence of audience response, and what have academic critics and scholars written about the film?
A list of documents processing the reduction of the novel into key scenes in order to create the film
the process of adapting the essence of orlando from literature to film.
An aim in understanding the different steps Sally Potter took to reach the same essential meaning behind Woolf's Orlando.
Six steps of adaptation
let's see what happens
Intertextuality in Orlando: gender fluidity and the re-shaping/accentuasion of themes and essence.
The intertextuality of stars in Sally Potter's 'Orlando'. Explore how an actor's parcipitationand performance in a film creates new meaning.
Intertextual nature of Orlando The final comment about how she intends to begin and end in the present is interesting because I think it is relevant to every part of the process. While adapting a work, one has to think of all the different elements that go into it but ultimately the most important to consider the context that you are bringing it into. It was a smart move on Potter\'s part by bringing the film up to the present day since this is what she has done with the work.
Exploring Intertextuality in Orlando
The Living Archive The great joy of archives is the way that they allow you to see behind the facade, to bring alive the thinking that resulted in the documents. For this reason, I find notes such as this irresistible. In their immediacy, they help you get into the mind of the artist more than the work itself. The finished painting, book or film is as much a process of hiding as revealing. But if you come across notes such as these in an archive, then you begin to get that wonderful sense of being able to see all.
The way in which the voice is used throughout the various drafts of the film to merge gender boundaries, and to transcend the traditional, biological limitations of a character's sex.
I am interested in comparing what Vita Sackville-West signifies in Virginia Woolf\\\'s \\\'biography\\\', with what Tilda Swinton signifies in Sally Potter\\\'s film.
Some explanations for Potter's decision on certain locations, set and costume design, and focusing on cinematography.
Both Virginia Woolf and Sally Potter are interested in exploring the duality of gender through the story of Orlando. Is a person's sex something that is fixed? Are men and women really that different? Perhaps gender is not something that has already been predetermined. Rather, Woolf and Potter propose that it's an ideology “that has been reinforced by tradition, inheritance and convention”. Both the novel and the film use Orlando’s sex change as an opportunity to explore and discover the answer to this issue.
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