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Framing Ambiguity and Desire through Musical Means in Sally Potter's Film "Orlando"

Martin, Ruth Lee


Sally Potter's film Orlando (based on Virginia Woolf's 1928 book of the same name) is a rather curious tale based on a mixture of biography and fiction about sexual ambiguity and identity. The film has been the subject of much feminist criticism for the manner in which it departs from the main theme of the original story. Woolf's final message in her book is that the status quo in regards to the treatment of women continues ever onwards, while Potter's message in her film – that we have reached...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Music, Sound, and the Moving Image
DOI: .3828/msmi.2011.2


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