This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Being There Essay

897 words - 4 pages

Jerzy Kosinski’s beautiful novel “Being There” was made into the movie, directed by Hal Ashby and starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine. Here, Jerzy Kosinski, writer of the novel is also the writer of the screenplay for the movie. After watching the movie and reading the novel, it seems that Peter Sellers selection for the film version was a perfect choice as he has shown a perfect visual experience compared to the original novel. “Being There”, both the movie and the fiction are based on the misunderstanding among the characters and talks about the realism of the world that we as humans are often fooled by our own preconceptions and expectations.
“Being There” by Jerzy Kosinski ...view middle of the document...

V. and work in the garden, it seems very unrealistic. But, looking at the overall message of the book that humans are sometimes being fooled by their own preconceptions and expectations with his limited economy words, it makes the overall play quite realistic.
Looking at the movie based on the book, there are many changes made to adjust it to a broader audience. First of all, looking at the setting of the book, it shows us that the event took place in New York, whereas, looking at the movie, showing us the White House, it tells us that the event took place in Washington D.C. Also, the movie has been compressed and at the same time elaborates to encompass the broader audience. For example, in movie, Mr. Franklin when watches Chance on television, he immediately identifies him and makes the audience think that he is going to cover off Chance identity. But instead of that, he thinks that there might be some sort of government set up and he might have been fooled when he first met Chance in the old man’s house. In book, Mr. Franklin is not able to recognize Chance when he watches him on T.V and there after the continuity with Franklin kind of fades away as if it is not significant.
The whole movie has been mostly shot with medium or short focal length camera as it was very important for the audience to see the facial expression of chance and other characters of the movie. There were only one or two long shots being captured from which one was to make audience aware of the setting that the event...

Other Essays Like Being There

The Art of Being Single Essay

590 words - 3 pages Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others. They say that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in something. As such, I should have earned beyond a doctorate degree in the art of being single. Now, while I am far from an expert in anything, there are few things I’ve learned while being single that it seems some people fail to notice. In my research, I

Compare and contrast independence movements in North America and South America

510 words - 3 pages peaceful transition to independence. Perhaps the major difference was that the colonies in South America were more loosely controlled by the Spanish/Portuguese government. This was probably why the Spanish colonies didn't receive much external help. An even more significant difference was that unlike the colonies in North America, South American colonies ended up being separate countries with more or less democratic republican governments.Although there

Child Abuse

1164 words - 5 pages Social Issue: Child Abuse February 18, 2012 Erica Carter- Howard Composition I | ENG1001 S12 Professor Davenport Why are children being abused everyday and dying every day as a result of child abuse? Child abuse is a major issue among different families of all races here in the United States. Instead of children being loved there are many ways they are abused and there are statistics that show the probability of children being

Overpopulation

966 words - 4 pages Jersey Witous Period 3 10/09/09 The Main Cause Overpopulation is one of the world’s top environmental issues and is continually becoming worse. The population of planet earth is growing each time you take a breath. There are more than 211,00 people being added to this world everyday, and a population the size of Germany per year. Overpopulation is the reason for many other global worries and will be an even larger problem in the future than

Harry Nuts Squirel

836 words - 4 pages known as the Nut Pin is also known as “The Boss”. His name is Harry “Nuts” Squirrel. There is a constant threat of Harry “Nuts” becoming road kill, being sent to the nuthouse, and always being under Nutvalance. In this wild life that the tough Squirrels with Moustaches live in, there is a constant threat of becoming road kill.” Nuts” always has a chance that one of his under squirrels can turn nut evidence with the rat patrol. Harry “Nuts” Squirrel

The Most Dangerous

651 words - 3 pages The Most Dangerous Game 1. I believe the most dangerous game was frightening because in this story the general was hunting man because he believed that human life was meaningless and was no different than an animal’s life when he himself is a human being and he seemed so good by feeding them and being a reasonable host who was saving the people and then ironically changed and hunted and killed them. This story makes me think if there is

Tambien La Lluvia

660 words - 3 pages The Movie Tambien la Lluvia is a movie based on the filming of another movie based on Christopher Columbus. This movie is being filmed in Bolivia where producers chose because they knew it would benefit them economically. They underpay the casting crew based on there economic environment. However the movie overlaps with not only the production of what is being filmed for the movie however as well the struggle that the Bolivian people have with

What Makes a Good Friend?

562 words - 3 pages What Characteristics make a good Friend? A friend is made up of a lot of things, these things can range from being reliable or being entertaining. In my personal opinion the things that make up a good friend are them being similar to you, in the way that you have common interests and also if there reliable in the sense that you can count on them to get done what needs to get done. Another trait that makes up a good friend is there ability to

Society and Genders

1014 words - 5 pages step is basic literacy. There are large portions of the world that can not read. The countries also vary a very great deal on how they educate their populations, and there is a significant amount of difference when it comes to men and women with education. There are many women that feel if they higher their education that there is a less chance of them being judged. There are many countries where there is a huge gap in literacy between men and women

Same-Sex Marriages

594 words - 3 pages believe in the Bible and we do have freedom of religion in the US . Courts in Hawaii would not allow same-sex marriages and that is now being looked at as unconstitutional. Not allowing the marriages discriminates against certain groups that are United States citizens and that is unconstitutional. Even though I don’t approve of same-sex marriages, according to our laws there is really no reason why the marriages shouldn’t take place. But I

St Thomas Aquinas Version of the Cosmological Argument

537 words - 3 pages another, but also in the movement of change of quality or quantity. Aquinas argued that everything is in motion, and for something to be in motion something must have been put in motion by some sort of object or force. He believed that the process of moving and being moved cannot be infinite. Therefore there must be a first mover or prime mover that itself is unmoved, this mover must be outside the universe. This mover is God. The second way was

Related Papers

Being There Essay

701 words - 3 pages Being There Being there is about a man named Chance, who is isolated from the outside of the old man's estate, getting his knowledge from watching television and taking care of the garden. He is around 40 years old, stupid and illiterate. He doesn't have any social skills, so he just talks about the garden. When the old man dies the lawyers who handle the estate can't find any evidence that chance has lived there, he is thrown out of the

There Are Two Types Of Observation, Covert And Overt. The Difference Between Them Is That Covert Observation Is When The People Being Observed Do Not Know They’re Being Watched Or Studied, And Overt...

3943 words - 16 pages 1919 – 1934 ‘Ten Year Rule’ – British spending was only £102 million on defence in 1932, compared to £760 million in 1919 – 1920. March 1921 Anglo-Soviet trade agreement – stopped the blockade of Soviet Russia to resume trade with its people. In the 1920s Germany had 50% greater population than France and 4 times France’s heavy industry Between 1920 and 1922 there were no fewer 23 summit conferences held to discuss the reparations problem

A Poem For Dad Essay

292 words - 2 pages Dad, You Were There Dad, I thank you for being there When we wanted or needed you.For all the times we needed a ride To or from Scout camp, You were there, instead of someone else.For all the Scout meeting nights, you were there, instead of someone else.You could have said "You can't go tonight, or I'm too tired," or have other excuses, but you got us there.You were there, when we wanted or needed your there, regardless of the weather conditions

Crucible Paralles Essay

259 words - 2 pages Parallels between The Crucible and the witch hunt of the 1950s There are many different parallels between the crucible and the witch hunt of the 1950s. One of the parallels deals with how both incidences were based only on circumstantial evidence. Another parallel between the two is how the people that were accused of either being a Communist or witch were both shunned from their community. The last parallel deals with how communities