Chocola t Analysis research paper due and don’t know how to start it? How about like this?
Write an adaptation analysis on the book Chocolat by Joanne Harris and the film Chocolat-screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs, directed by Lasse Hallstrom (122 mins) in which Johnny Depp is an actor in it.
Things to Consider when writing Chocolat Analysis research paper:
When writing the analysis make sure you write it comparing and contrasting it from the book to the film/movie.
Elements to consider in your analysis-not necessarily an exhaustive list:
Adaptation Type (choose which one of the three adaptation types)
Borrowing (most common): archetypical themes from the original are used to give a film broad appeal
Intersection: a faithful translation of the original to film, though not every event in the book may be included
Fidelity of Transformation: the essential elements, both literal and spiritual, are distilled from the original
Genre: a classification of films looking at three different aspects (or combinations of them)
Format: film type: live action, animation, biography (biopic), documentary, musical
Theme: the main idea, often the moral or meaning of the story
Motif: a recuring idea supporting the theme
Symbol: an recurring element or person having a specific meaning in support of the theme
Character: an individual or individuals-major and minor-through whom the plot occurs
Protagonaist: the leading positive character (hero)
Antagonist: the leading negative character (villain)
Point of View: the position from which the action is viewed
First person: perceived through the eyes of one person
Third Person Omniscient: no limitation on what can be perceived, including thoughts
Limited Third Person: perception omniscient but focused on one or two characters
Plot (story): events presented in a certain order - Narrative Structure: the effect of point of view on plot (example: judgement, tone, context)
Setting: where and when the story takes palce (realisitic, cultural, historical, or symbolic)
Style: the way and language-of either media-is used
Denotation: the actual, dictionary meaning
Connotation: a meaning that evolved from common usage (like slang)
Imagery: the use of an image to imply an emotional state or idea
Metaphor: a description by direct comparison
Simile: uses “like” or “as” to imply a resemblance
Irony: stating one thing but meaning the opposite
Shooting (film): the way the film is photographed: positioning/movement of the camera, perspective, film speed, color, etc.
Editing (film): the way the film is put together from the raw footage, including the addition of sound and special effects - Target Audience: children, teen, adult, family, date films, “chick flicks”, etc.