literature vs. cinema: critique food
Posted in the Roman Catholic Church Forum
#1 Jan 31, 2013
History is full of great works of literature such as Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" (1925), William Shakespeare's "Richard III" (1591), and Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper" (1881). These bold and/or lyrical works reflect the authors' acclaimed sensitivity and humanity's appreciation for evocative storytelling.
However, since the birth of Hollywood (USA), imagination-themed acclaimed motion pictures such as Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" (1941), Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967), and Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland" (2010) have opened up new doors of imagination regarding the creative potential hidden in the new medium of screen cinema.
So who reigns supreme, the writer or the film-maker? Well, books always allow the reader to create his/her own images of storytelling relevance, while movies offer artist-directed images of storytelling progression. Whether a person is a bigger fan of directed art or self-determined art will determine if he/she prefers the academic experience of reading Charles Dickens' classic orphan imaginarium tale "Oliver Twist" (1838) to watching Roman Polanski's classic hallucination-themed motion picture rendition "Oliver Twist" (2005).
Determining this fine balance will determine if the ornamental but gaudy Planet Hollywood movie-themed populist restaurant website is more intellectually representative of creativity or more intellectually representative of glamour.
Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?
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