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  1. page Mccall, Cynthia edited ... The Situation {woman_holding_drama_mask.jpg} ... equals film. The Term {translation_…
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    It is completely possible that a film adaptation be likeable while the book it is based from be also likeable (granted, likability is arbitrary). The filmic version is, rather than deviation, a sort of tribute-- some element in the literary work inspired reinterpretation. The many common conversations regarding books and their adapted movies fail at engaging in intellectual discourse. Fiercely defending why or how a movie was “worse than the book” because it was not faithful squanders the possibility of analyzing the art and aesthetics of the adaptation. Experiencing the retelling of a literary personal favorite in filmic form could very well be pleasant and amusing if fundamentalist faithfulness does not become the focus.
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    "Robert Stam discusses the complexities and dissatisfactions associated with fidelity, but asks the question, 'fidelity to what' (Naremore, Film Adaptation 57). What from the plethora of possible themes, motives, and components of a film, even just the mere mise-en-scene, should be faithful? The concept of fidelity is a commitment akin to a committed relationship in which fidelity is expected—this is a logical explanation to why the word 'infidelity' is a label regularly used by some in the aftereffect of seeing a film adaptation. The intimacy felt from a book, a tangible inanimate object that has no choice in terms of whom it wants to open up to, is secured in a sort of sacred place in the mind, soul or heart due to the fondness and intimate attachment to the book. Once the adapted version, seen by the individual in love with the book, presents an alternative translation of the book, the reader cries blasphemy. The overt protection of an inanimate object reveals the power of the written word. This inanimate object is merely paper, easily ripped, burned, soiled but it represents such potential of attraction, that at times the attraction becomes obsessive (not fatal because the paradox of loving to hate the movie will not end and therefore the filmic life of the adaptation is not threatened) and does not welcome other ideas or translations of the book."
    Fidelity is not just a malpractice committed by status quo. Dogmatically, the study of film adaptation and fidelity is relatively new. Scholars of literature have pondered the case of fidelity. As George Raitt notes in “Still Lusting After Fidelity?”, fidelity is still an issue for scholars-- “it is common too for commentators to be criticized for purporting to eschew fidelity as a criterion of value but implicitly adopting it as a concept underpinning their approaches to screen adaptation (see for example Van Parys's review [4] of the recent book by Thomas Leitch, Film Adaptation and Its Discontents). There are numerous manifestations of 'fidelity' in the discourse on screen adaptation. The questions I consider in this article are 'Why does 'fidelity' refuse to go away?' and 'Is there another factor, masked by 'fidelity,' that can usefully be studied?'" Here, the dynamics of fidelity are described in terms of it possessing a strong facade which underneath reveals a concept of adaptation. The clip below reveals decisions of pragmatic application theoretical thus far. Not scholarly theory but actual application and practice is briefly discussed by an author briefly elaborating upon choices made or foregone in a film adaptation.
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  2. page Mccall, Cynthia edited ... {Cinema.jpg} The material representation of a writer’s creation is the book while the equiva…
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    The material representation of a writer’s creation is the book while the equivalent in film is the screenwriter’s screenplay. Screenplays contain dialogue and direction for camera timing and movement, and are not the medium appropriate for capturing prototypical literary abstractions such as the inner thoughts of characters. Once the screenwriter has adapted the literature, the director further contributes their own individual vision and style that affects mise-en-scene, wardrobe, the duration of shots, proxemics and provides actors with perspective—this is all for the sake of creating a visual and aural version of a book that has been unpacked and artistically reinterpreted. To miss the artistry of film adaptation is to miss out on appreciating art already found within the existing art form of film; a sure treat for the senses and cultural proclivity. Coincidentally, this does not dismiss how much artistic expression is affected by cost and revenue, inevitably part of the artistic expression since without financiers, there will be no money to produce movies, yet this does not render film artistry inimical. With the significant amount of films translated from literature, adaptation will continue to be a major factor in movie making. Nonetheless, fidelity should take a symbolic back seat in the vehicle of adaptation to allow as much freedom of artistic impression and appreciation as possible.

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  3. page Mccall, Cynthia edited ... Fidelity in Film Adaptation The Situation {woman_holding_drama_mask.jpg} A A new, highl…
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    self-proclaimed critics. This may be suitable for fodder and small, superficial conversation but in terms of scholastic discourse, fidelity is intrinsically multi-dimensional and delves deeper than trivialities. Many generally are critics and many naturally have something to saycommentary about a film-based-on-the-book, evennaturally; these critiques can be particularly numerous if it hasn’t been released yet. Of the vast numberbook is at least generally well-known or popular. Whether the source novel or book of the film adaptation be canonical, such as Moby Dick or gained popularity solely as a best-seller, a natural tendency is to provide critique. But the wide range of elementscomponents contributing to the fruitionfinality of a film, starting fromfilm—beginning with the primordial contemplation of
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    will weigh most heavily is fidelity. The intensitythe film's fidelity to the book. In fact, the degree of faithfulness,
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    quality of film based on adaptation. This may be suitable for fodder and small, insignificant talk amongst mere acquaintances but in terms of scholastic discourse,the film. Typically, fidelity is intrinsically multi-dimensionalcommonly judged by comparing the degree of similarity between novel and delves deep.film yet fidelity defies this simplistic formula of book equals film.
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    loyalty or devotion (often to a sexual partner),devotion, 2. accuracy
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    relevant in this discussion, butthe context of film adaptation fidelity, however for the
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    comic books, poetry and the like.poetry. Conversely, no genre is exclusive to judgments of fidelity.
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    have already conjured in the reader, itconjured, fidelity undeniably possessesanalogous to the characteristics of commitment usual
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    romantic relationships. Yet whenWhen applied to film adaptation, converts into a rigid expectation;this same fidelity expected in relationships subjects film to rigidly high expectations; unrealistic, unfair and dysfunctional. The level of loyalty congruous in relationships is transfused to the film-based-on-the-book rendering constriction that limits the full fruition of a narrative related via the genre of film. Whether or
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    is futile. Film and literature are separated by their intrinsic natures, exclusively visual and exclusively literal respectively.
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    looking the part that is furthermorepart. Physical attributes loyal to the book are elusive since standard books generally don’t come withcontain photographs or illustrations of characters and therefore
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    of each literary fanatic; literary magic has limits. We miss out on enjoyingTwilight fanatic. Of course, the individual parts of an adaptation. Itimagination is guided by author description but one fan’s imagined Bella will certainly differ from another’s.
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    "Robert Stam discusses the complexities and dissatisfactions associated with fidelity, but asks the question, 'fidelity to what' (Naremore, Film Adaptation 57). What from the plethora of possible themes, motives, and components of a film, even just the mere mise-en-scene, should be faithful? The concept of fidelity is a commitment akin to a committed relationship in which fidelity is expected—this is a logical explanation to why the word 'infidelity' is a label regularly used by some in the aftereffect of seeing a film adaptation. The intimacy felt from a book, a tangible inanimate object that has no choice in terms of whom it wants to open up to, is secured in a sort of sacred place in the mind, soul or heart due to the fondness and intimate attachment to the book. Once the adapted version, seen by the individual in love with the book, presents an alternative translation of the book, the reader cries blasphemy. The overt protection of an inanimate object reveals the power of the written word. This inanimate object is merely paper, easily ripped, burned, soiled but it represents such potential of attraction, that at times the attraction becomes obsessive (not fatal because the paradox of loving to hate the movie will not end and therefore the filmic life of the adaptation is not threatened) and does not welcome other ideas or translations of the book."
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Tuesday, November 29

  1. page Halo the Living Monument edited Halo Living Monument {Halo_Living.jpg} The Halo Living Monument was launched by the Halo bran…

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    The Halo Living Monument was launched by the Halo brand to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved. Players can upload pictures onto the Master Cheif's armor. This is an interaction that takes place to involve the players in yet another way.

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    Halo the Books
    The halo book series began with Halo: The Fall of Reach. The book was published in 2001 and originally sold very slowly. The Fall of Reach gave more background to Halo:Combat Evolved. Two more books were published under the Halo brand. The Flood and First Strike were released later and propelled The Fall of Reach to become a Publishers Weekly Bestseller.
    The books have little critical acclaim, but offer a variety of insight into the gaps left by the game. {Halo_Books.png}

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