Sally Potter's approach to gender in her adaptation
An exploration into the ways in which Woolf and Potter construct their versions of Orlando and how these show similar motives as authors, or perhaps how these motives might differ, possibly due to the fact that they use different mediums to tell the same story.
In a novel-to-film adaptation, one of the most interesting things to do is look at the source novel and see how it differs from the screenplay. Film is a visual medium, making it very different from the literary medium of the novel, but the adapted screenplay is like the bridge between the two, and can show the most striking resemblances and differences between the two versions of the story.
An exploration of how Sally Potter's use of direct-to-camera address in Orlando functions as a way of adapting Woolf's literary voice to the screen.
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