I love (one) woman— Winona Ryder, of course. Queen. I rewatched the 1994 Little Women on this rainy (but also sunny???) day we had in Richmond. Every-time I see young Winona Ryder act, it never disappoints. I watched Heathers and Edward Scissor Hands a few weeks ago and loved them, as always. The 1994 Little […]… Read More I love (one) Woman
So Halloween is right around the corner and so is November. I’m so excited for this semester to be over in fact, I have been making so many plans to the point where it kind of feel and seems impossible for me to keep up with them AND my school work all at the same… Read More less spooky and more like anxiety season.
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Last week, I worked endlessly on my paper. I do not even want to THINK about the paper. My mind was so jumbled last week…
My Brilliant Career appeared to me as Little Women if it had only focused on Jo. Overall the plot, at it’s base, is quite similar. A girl growing into a women wishes to be something other than what society expects of her. Both have artistic aspirations, and wealthy acquaintances whose values and lifestyles juxtapose free spirit with […]… Read More My Brilliant Career
Now that I have watched all the adaptations I can confidently say the 2019 one is my favorite. I just really enjoy the nonlinear timeline. I thought it was such a smart way to draw parallels between Jo’s past and present. I also think telling the story this way highlights the other daughters in a […]… Read More Adaptations For Days (Spoiler Alert)
As we’re headed towards the ends of the first semester of Zoom University, I spent a good portion of the week reflecting on everything I’ve done and how much left there still is to do in these final weeks. I’ll be honest, with all of the turmoil and strife that’s gone on up to this […]… Read More Week 10: Papers and Projects, Oh My!
So as it usually happens, the anxiety regarding the first paper made it seem much more daunting of a task than it actually ended up being. I struggled with settling on a scene/ passage to analyze, so eventually I picked Laurie’s love confession scene since that was a pivotal moment in both the films and […]… Read More Paper Anxiety
Okayyyy so last week we pretty much just worked on out adaptation essays and I’ll have to admit, I am kind of nervous to see what I get on the assignment. I am hoping I did okay because I really need a good grade so that my overall grade won’t deteriorate because then I will […]… Read More Weekly Blog Post
Honestly, I’m doing horrifically bad coming up with things to talk about in this blog. All I’ve been doing is listening to Fall Out Boy’s entire discography on loop. I should really make a Little Women playlist or something, just for the vibes of it all, but the probability of it coming out 95% early […]… Read More energy drink plus coffee is maybe not the best idea but it’s what i’ve created for the atmosphere in this blog tonight
I’m sorry if this blog is especially dry tonight as I am struggling a little bit to come up with anything especially resonant or interesting to say. My last week has been largely uneventful, but not exactly in a good way. School continues to beat me with a lead pipe while my anxiety and boredom […]… Read More Having a Great Time
I, unfortunately, did not get to watch the TV adaptations fully this week, I was swamped and I forgot. But based on how much I watched and what we watched in class, I think the 1978 adaptation might be the best we’ve seen so far! While Partridge Family’s Susan Dey might have been a little …
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If I were to create my own adaptation of Little Women many people would be upset with me, but because it’s public domain, the world is my oyster. Because it is the 21st century I will finally fulfill Louisa May Alcott’s original wish–and my Jo wouldn’t get married, she would become the spinster she said she wanted to […]
Holy moly week 10? Pop the champagne baby we just hit double digits! This week was dog piled by essays so….. lots of work and not lots of time! Watching the clips of the two versions in class and comparing them directly was surely interesting – a nice way to observe and study them. I […]… Read More Very Nice: the Wa Wa Wee Wa Story – coming to theaters this October 25th
I want us to discuss the scene from the 1949 version of little women. I want to talk about the scene which was titled can you learn to love me. In this scene we saw the impact family has on who you can love and be with. We saw the impact of that had on […]… Read More Little women
“What is witnessed, but never seen?” “What is set in stone, yet endlessly redefined?” “What is the biggest three letter word in english…” “That at the same time, means nothing?” *Full disclosure, the mad ramblings in this post are 100% inspired by Innuendo Studios’ video “Tomatoes, Or How Not to Define ‘Art’” video. Link right…here! […]… Read More The Avian Author As Avatar – The Debate That Doesn’t Exist (Week 10 Reflection)
I didn’t expect to like either of the television adaptations we looked at in class last week. To my surprise, the 1978 version might be my favorite adaptation we have studied so far. And it seems to me this comes down to passion. While the Katharine Hepburn certainly didn’t lack it, the two that followed […]… Read More Passion Required
Writing this paper the last week was interesting in that its rare that I really ever care about source material in terms of an adaptation and what I mean by that is that as long as the motivations and core elements of the story are in tact, molding those elements to work for film are … Continue reading Adaptations Adaptations Adaptations
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Last Sunday, I had Queen and Slim, and found myself so moved I couldn’t bring myself to speak. It’s a truly masterful film, the cinematography is beautiful, and even with a sad ending the entire journey feels worth it somehow. That’s the thing about writing a story without a happy ending, the journey one the […]
This week, we turned in our first paper for Fiction into Film. I don’t think I did well. I wrote it, and I do not feel confident about it. I just don’t feel like I did the assignment correctly. I felt like I was shooting in the dark, but at a certain point I was […]… Read More Shatner’s Sitting on my Shoulder Singing like a Songbird
As predicted from last week’s blog post, I was drowning in work. Writing the first analysis paper in our class turned out to be fun and satisfying. I was apprehensive about it in the beginning because I thought it would be difficult to fill five pages with comparisons between a short scene and its novel counterpart. […]… Read More Wondering what “highty tighty” means