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How does the transformation of Austens MrElton into Heckerlings emphasize the values and context of each text There are basic similarities in the values between the two societies of Clueless and Emma in social level human relationships and image However the context is different because of the times that the texts are based on Emma by Jane Austen is set in 19th Century England as opposed to Clueless which is in Beverly Hills USA in the 20th century Mr Eltons status is without low connections and is acceptable due to his profession Similarly Elton in Clueless has a high status- that is determined by his wealth and popularity as opposed to profession But both realise that to have a high social status and reputation is important Mr Eltons values lie in his intelligence social skills and status within the society of Highbury These values are transformed in Clueless into values such as physical appearance wealth and which determine Eltons status In the film Clueless from the beginning the viewer realises the tone is fast -paced and hectic Heckerling uses techniques such as visuals careful choice of music and camera shots to convey this Clueless moves significantly faster then Emma The world of the film and a few of the character are introduced within the first 15 minutes where it is much longer in the novel The first song we hear is kids in America accompanied by a montage The song Kids in America is loud fast and conveys a sense of freedom The lyrics represents what Chers life is about- partying and having fun The montage is made up of fast shots that are vibrant and full of colour The viewer realises that even leisure in the world of Clueless is hard work The sense of leisure is very different in the novel Emma The pace is slow and relaxed making the world almost static Although we meet a lot of characters that are
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