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Dracula Adaptations

‘The shift from a single track, uniquely verbal medium such as the novel (or the short story), which "has only words to play with", to a multitrack medium such as film, which can play not only with words, but also with theatrical performance, music, sound effects, and moving photographic images, explains the likelihood – and I would suggest even the undesirability — of literal fidelity’ (Robert Stam)

How do you think the adaptation’s of Dracula by Bram Stoker, most notably Francis Ford Coppola’s film, explore the complexities of adaptation ?

  • I'll add to this quote-bank: "films about Dracula today are as often seen as adaptations of other earlier films as they are of Bram Stoker's novel" (Linda Hutcheon). – ProtoCanon 2 years ago
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Where are the Australian sci fi fantasy films?

I’m a big fan of the screen – films and tv shows, I wondered how come Australia doesn’t produce more films and television shows based on science fiction, fantasy or even the superhero genre which has taken over the world.
America and Europe have many films and TV shows dedicated to depicting these things and Australia doesn’t have much and if we do, they don’t get much air time. This fact doesn’t irritate me but if depicting films and shows within these genre’s are such huge successes in other regions how come Australia hasn’t tried it?
I know there are a few films and shows out there but if there a more I would love to know.
Is Australia against these films?
Is it against our film/tv industry to make these?
Have they tried and failed?
If/ when a film or TV show in Australia has elements of science fiction / fantasy involved how come they don’t get the same exposure?

Has someone written about this already and I don’t know?

  • I tried looking for it again, but had no luck on finding it - but during my time at uni a few years ago, I read a fascinating paper on how Australian audiences enjoy and are open to fantasy and sci-fi media.But due to the scale and the risks associated with producing this kind of TV and film, our under-funded networks and companies are too hesitant to take the big venture.However, times are hopefully changing with the 2017's "Cleverman" an awesome show focusing on indigenous mythos that uses fantasy and dystopian elements to create a cool and engaging show that balances social issues with it's superhero-esque storyline.Stories and features on the production of Cleverman could perhaps tell us more about why sci-fi and fantasy films are so scarce in Australia? That's my suggestion at least. – Dimitri Adoniou 2 years ago
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  • You make some very good points and I think this is a subject well worth investigating. Off the top of my head I can name but a few 'purely' Australian sci-fi projects, such as the original 'Mad Max' (directed by George Miller), the wonderfully theatrical 'Farscape' series, 'The Infinite Man' (2014), 'The Death and Life of Otto Bloom' (2016) and 'Alpha Gateway' (2018). There are, of course, many other sci-fi and fantasy films that have been filmed in Australia. It might be worth looking out for a documentary entitled 'Not Quite Hollywood', which covers the subject quite well, for anyone wishing to pursue the topic further. – Amyus 2 years ago
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Are Social Networking Platforms Endangering our Identity?

Social networking platforms such as Instagram and Facebook have changed the way society and individuals view their self worth as the amount of likes and comments we receive on our posts can feel like validation some individuals don’t receive in real life.
Do we agree that these platforms are changing the way we as a society as a whole and individually see ourselves and others?

Are the causes linked to ‘social media celebrities’ and ‘influencers’ online?

  • I think this could be a really good topic and definitely something that affects so many of us on a daily basis! The increased use of social media has meant that people are calculating their worth based on likes and followers (in a sense!) – Jessica Chaudhry 2 years ago
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  • Validation and self-worth should definitely be at the centre of this because an unhealthy need for both can lead to a lot of other problems in a person's life. – Zohal99 2 years ago
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  • There's actually lots of "selfie" rhetoric that's appeared in the field of digital rhetoric that addresses these issues of narcissism, lack of self worth, and a hunger for re-writinf/controlling your narrative with the rise of social media. Although she specifically focuses on selfie taking, Aimée Morisson is a great researcher and theorist to look up – Pamela Maria 2 years ago
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  • I can say yes and no, it depends on the situation. – fisalolo 2 years ago
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ambermakx

I’m actually studying Digital Cultures at University and this idea of social media and its advantages and disadvantages in everyday life etc is what we have to think about on a daily basis and theres so many aspects to it like the relational maintenance we engage in to be seen by more users online. As society and social media are turning into one being these days this is an important discussion to keep having.

The Power of Social Media; Does It Enhance or Swallow Up Relationships?
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I have always thought audiobooks were for the lazy type but after reading this I feel a new sense of excitement with them and I need to try it out for myself.

Audiobooks: Do they Enhance or Diminish the Enjoyment of a Story?
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I feel like this is a great start to the discussions of feminism and equality within pop culture and anime, I use to adore Sailor Moon and wanted to be just like her and this article made me realise how empowering some aspects of the show were but I do agree with previous notions about how all the characters are all way thin and thats just not realistic these days for society and how we should teach young children to love their bodies no matter what.

Is Sailor Moon a feminist icon?