Research for a paper on Orlando\'s relocation of Woolf\'s Constantinople to Khiva, exploring the subtexts of imperial history and the significance of travel for the film (and the production). "endings are beginnings": the novel is circular, beginning and ending with "home." The film is also circular, but moves on from the "clinging to the past" that Potter notes. For Woolf, Home is the "Great House" (and England), which Orlando possesses despite her change of sex, a reversal of the gendered laws that deprived Vita Sackville-West of Knole. But Sackville-West was also a traveller, and travel writer, and the novel is full of constant motion (at least until Orlando becomes female). The film suggests the novel's subtext of change as constant.
The adaptation of 'Orlando' from literature to novel, and how each type shows the transgression from male to female
Exploring the intertextual nature of Sally Potter\'s Orlando
Exploring intertextuality in Sally Potter's 'Orlando' (1992)
in my pathway i will be looking at the intertexuality between Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel and Sally Potter's 1992 flm Adaptation.
A collection of what I believe constructs Sally Potter's filmic language, her artistic imagining and cultural embedding through directorial choices.
Concept & contextualization: Potter's exploration of identity and self-narrative through a multiplicity of histories.
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