Monday, December 28, 2009

The Biz Monday Starter: A Review

I found this article on the New York is a wonderful hodgepodge of some things I've been talking about and mulling over. Film versus Theatre, book adaptations to film, musicals turned into musical films, and films turned into musicals and plays. What I especially enjoy about this article is that it starts off with a comparison between Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film, Smiles of a Summer Night, and Stephen Sondheim's Broadway play, A Little Night of Music. The article turned out to be a little lesson in film history and a perspective into the differences between film and theatre (positive and negative), and an interesting commentary on the audience's connection/role in both.

If you have the time for a quick two page read you should check it out.

Smiles of Another Adaptation
by A.O. Scott

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