Cinematic Adaptation Of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being E

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When directors adapt text to cinema, they do it for a specific reason in mind, not just to produce a text, but to make a point about society or a relatable issue that we all deal with. They have to make certain artistic decisions to help enhance and support the statement that they are trying to make to their audience. In Oliver Parker’s cinematic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, the integrating of diverse camera work, editing, staging and close following of the original text give the cinematic viewer a much closer understanding of Parker’s purpose of adapting the original play to be one that represents the text by highlighting that the moral line between fiction and truth in reality as one that is blurred, different …show more content…
The cuts, fades, transitions, and lining up of shots can make the difference between a comedy and a drama, or a horror film a romantic movie. The editor and director define a specific definition of what they want their movie to translate to its audience. Editing ties in with how camera work is essential in creating the image that Oliver Parker has envisioned for this work. The juxtaposition of medium shots and close ups focuses on the importance morality is in the certain scene and dialogue. The editing it not jumpy or sudden, but it is put together in order to make the specific moral moments pop and draw attention to key scenes and the moral thread that is woven throughout the movie. The underscore of music throughout the movie is light and comical, but the specific moments that Parker wants to highlight, the music somewhat foreshadows the conflict of morality. The music leading up to Lady Bracknell’s interrogation scene is mischievous and provokes an interesting and important scene ahead in the big picture of showing the thoughts on morality and the truth of who Jack Worthing is. Another point where music identifies where truth and fiction meet is when Cecily and Algernon are under the tree. In her dream sequence the music is intensified and people in the background play on lyres and the music has a dreamy quality. This scene, with the help of …show more content…
The combination of all the essential cinematic processes staging, editing, shooting, and the script itself follow a statement of production concept that the director comes up with. This statement has a focus on something in society, and an opinion about that focus that drives every decision he makes in the production. The idea that this blurred, flirty moral line on the spectrum of truth and fiction runs the whole production and is essential what Parker wants to show and make a point of in this

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