Shakeema Edwards

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    Should 'Hamilton' be adapted to film?

    Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ is currently a cultural phenomenon. It has won several awards, including the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It is no surprise then that the show has been sold out through to January 2017. Should such an important interpretation of the founding of the U.S. be adapted to film in order to reach a much larger audience? What, in the writing and performance, would be lost in this adaptation? What would be gained?

    • Perhaps it would be helpful to examine other musical adaptations and what elements made them successes or failures. – SamStarlight 4 years ago
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    • Yes! Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius and that should be argument enough. Just kidding, but whoever is interested, Lin-Manuel Miranda said in an interview that he would definitely be interested in doing a film, but he is in no hurry. – ismael676 4 years ago
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    Having seen BvS, I can say that Gal Godot’s Wonder Woman is the best part of the film. It’s ridiculous that it’s taken so long for her cinematic debut, but she left quite the impression. Hopefully, her characterization in her solo film, which is unfortunately a prequel, doesn’t erase her portrayal in BvS, repeating the many rewrites she has received in the comics.

    The History of Wonder Woman: Unlocking Her Cinematic Potential

    I think motivation is essential to villainy. Villains wreaking havoc for havoc’s sake aren’t nearly as interesting as villains with a well-thought-out ideology. This is why I prefer ‘Daredevil’s’ Kingpin to ‘Jessica Jones’ Kilgrave. Wilson Fisk genuinely believes he can save Hell’s Kitchen, albeit through illegal means, and his realization that he can’t save the city and his acceptance that he is “the ill intent” is fascinating. Kilgrave, on the other hand, is selfish and cruel simply because he has the power to be selfish and cruel and doesn’t change much over the course of 13 episodes.

    Superhero Villains and their Struggle with Morality

    Since I never watched HIMYM, I often find myself comparing ‘Friends’ with ‘New Girl.’ Both shows begin with a move and focus largely on the platonic relationship between friends. Yet, there is something unbelievable about the cast of ‘New Girl’ lounging around their California apartment at all hours of the day. That disbelief just isn’t there when watching ‘Friends.’ The difference two decades make.

    The Effect of "Friends"