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The Hours (2002), directed by Stephen Daldry, has a viewing sheet.
Due AFTER you’ve seen The Hours (feel free to take notes and compose responses during the viewing)
Which scenes in the movie parallel or capture the essence of the events that follow? Explain the connection and label/describe the situation. Explain how Daldry delivers the emotional content of Mrs. Dalloway (though not the specific storyline) to the audience, using Giannetti’s cinema analysis language. What do these situations have in common with Mrs. Dalloway? Before you start, put this document up.
1. Death within Life and the Suicide Theme: How does Daldry’s film show or visualize the suicidal ideas that Woolf’s novel conveys verbally? Is Daldry’s theme distinct from Woolf’s examination of life/death? What do you mean by that?
2. Septimus as a person: mental disease, restraint, or conflict with his wife: What role does Septimus play in this adaption for Daldry (or Cunningham)? What aspects of his character are still present, and in which scene?
3.How does Mrs. Dalloway’s connection with Sally Seton in Mrs. Dalloway compare to Mrs. Dalloway’s relationship with Sally Seton in Mrs. Dalloway? What is the significance of this tie to the original Mrs. D? To whom is this character addressed?
4.What events in Woolf’s novel reveal connections to the characters Peter/Septimus (interpretation/thoughts? Actions? What are your physical characteristics?
5.Even as Clarissa goes back and forth between past recollections and present-day motions, Wolf’s work relies on the chiming of the clock to suggest a sense of time passing. In The Hours, which scene elicits this emotional response?