Pathway: The way in which Sally Potter intertextually represents the idea of gender through \'The Eternal Recurrence\' found in the original novel, by way of visual expression. by Maxwell Gutteridge
The way in which Sally Potter intertextually represents the idea of gender through ' The Eternal Recurrence' found in the original novel, by way of visual expression.
Video file, Digital, Selected Scene Commentary by Sally Potter
Handwritten notes on Orlando, black pen on half of A4 piece of white paper, torn in half, back
The way in which the story looks at the cycle of life, the original idea was to have a strong emphasis on DEATH at the beginning of the film and BIRTH at the end.
Page 2 of general notes on Orlando, black printed text on A4 paper
This idea of time travel and 'science fiction' has a resemblance to '2001: A Space Odyssey in regards to the seamless transcending of time on screen and to the evolution of self integral to both film's narrative structures. The child in the film could almost be a representation of the 'star child' at the end of Kubrick's film after the main protagonist travels full circle and returns to earth as a higher being / version of his former self.
Page 8 of general notes on Orlando, black printed text on A4 paper
Both characters are the subjects of love affairs with Orlando. Both characters leave orlando in the film. One in the beginning and one in the end. As SP writes, "the two characters mirror each other in the film", the only difference being there apparent gender, this opposing Orlando's gender at both points in the film. Both leave Orlando by way of sailing away.
Original Novel, Page 12, side yellow and green highlights, page 13, annotated with yellow side highlights
Original Novel, Page 202, green side line, page 203, pencil side lines, white bookmark "return to the oak tree"
Close up of Orlando's face whilst resting against the trunk of the tree
Shot from Orlando's daughter's point of view through video camera, long shot of Orlando sitting against the oak tree