Pathway: The essence of design in adaptation by Mitchell Harris
The focus here is on the nature of design in adaptation. One example includes key aspects such as location from pre-production sketches to how the final set looks in production, and how this relates to the words found in Woolf's novel. Additionally it's interesting to note the differences in adaptation across Orlando's 400 year journey.
Mood sheet, Black and white A3 computer printed, Paper
Setting the mood for design.
Page 2 of general notes on Orlando, black printed text on A4 paper
This idea of travelling through time at the speed of light is interesting to consider in relation to design changes required.
Original Novel, Page 14, yellow highlight and white bookmark "Elizabeth I & Shakespeare", page 15 yellow bookmark
"Such was his shyness that he saw no more of her than her ringed hands in water; but it was enough."
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 3 - (Tilda Swinton) in the film
"Whereupon Orlando, overcome with shyness, darted off and reached the banqueting-hall only just in time to sink upon his knees and, hanging his head in confusion, to offer a bowl of rose water to the great Queen herself"
Postcard showing portrait of Queen Elizabeth
Linking this original descriptions of the Queen in the novel, and to the adaptation.
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 4 - Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) in the film
Page 6 of set design sketches showing Queen Elizabeth's throne room. Black ink on white A4
1 x colour slide in transparent plastic hanging sheet, Digital, Film Stills - Scene 4 - 's Father (John Bott), Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) and 's Mother (Elaine Banham) in the film
"of the night and the blazing candles, of the shabby poet and the great Queen, of silent fields and the clatter of serving men - that he could see nothing; or only a hand."
Watercolour mounted on black card, with b/w photocopy, Paper, Painting of tents on frozen Thames
overhead shot of Orlando watching couple struggling for help as the River Thames melts, they call to him for help.
Medium shot of Orlando on motorbike and daughter in sidecar travelling through London