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    this is an essay on Greek mythology in film. I'm using the tale of Pygmalion and Galatea to show the differences between then and now with the movie Ruby Sparks (2012).

    Greekmythology has always captured attention of artists around the world,there are many paintings, theatrical productions , and stories basedon the many mythological tales of Ancient Greece. Now in our modernage the fastest way for a story to spread to the masses isentertainment, and with the development of film and the multitude ofvisual effects we now have a new media to interpret and display thesestories to individuals in their own home. Film is a complexmultifaceted way of telling stories that have been around forthousands of years, bringing these stories to life in the way theywould have been imagined by their author or even making them fit intomodern life with very contemporary story lines. Hollywood likes touse Greek mythology because it allows them to recreate a classictale, and sometimes they get it right and some times they do not,many retelling of age-old stories have been twisted to the extentwhere they are no longer identifiable. In the movieRuby Sparks, the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea is bent to fit amodern theme, but the classic theme of the story still remains. Thisis an exceptional example of how Directors can keep the classicalthemes of a story while making them fit a modern context. Rather thana statue coming to life, in the movie Ruby Sparks it is the fictionalgirl the male protagonist has written about. The movie still keepssome of the basic plot points as Pygmalion but makes it into a modernsubject so those who do not know the story of Pygmalion can stillenjoy. This is one of the benefits of Using film, now those who haveseen this film could quickly relate to the story of Pygmalion even ifthey were reading it for the first time. It is the different plotlines keep viewer coming back for more.

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    Re: is this a good introduction?

    The font you used makes it hard to read, so I changed it.

    Greek mythology has always captured the attention of artists around the world. There are many paintings, theatrical productions, and stories based on the many mythological tales of Ancient Greece. Now in our modern age, the fastest way for a story to spread to the masses is entertainment, and with the development of film and the multitude of visual effects, we now have a new media to interpret and display these stories to individuals in their own home. Film is a complex multifaceted way of telling stories that have been around for thousands of years, bringing these stories to life in the way they would have been imagined by their author or even making them fit into modern life with very contemporary story lines. Hollywood likes to use Greek mythology because it allows them to recreate a classic tale. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they do not. The retelling of age-old stories has been twisted to the extent where they are no longer identifiable. In the movie Ruby Sparks, the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea is bent to fit a modern theme, but the classic theme of the story still remains. This is an exceptional example of how directors can keep the classical themes of a story while making them fit a modern context. Rather than a statue coming to life, in the movie Ruby Sparks it is the fictional girl the male protagonist has written about. The movie still keeps some of the basic plot points of Pygmalion but makes it into a modern subject so those who do not know the story of Pygmalion can still enjoy it. This is one of the benefits of using film. Those who have seen this film could quickly relate to the story of Pygmalion even if they were reading it for the first time. It is the different plot lines that keep viewers coming back for more.


    Some words were combined. Might be a laggy document. Some sentences were too long.

    If this was your introduction, what do you plan to do for the rest of your essay?

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