What people are saying about "The Awakening by Kate Chopin
"This story of a woman's struggle with oppressive social structures received much public contempt at its first release; put aside because of initial controversy, the novel gained popularity in the 1960s, some six decades after its first publication, and has since remained a favorite of many readers. Chopin's depiction of a married woman, bound to her family and with no way to assert a fulfilling life of her own, has become a foundation for feminism and a classic account of gender crises in the late Victorian era." (Goodreads.com)
"The remarkable magic of literary fiction is that every reading of a novel creates a unique event... I am not the same reader who sat down with my paperback Awakening [years ago], but I still read it in one sitting. I still marvel at Chopin's realism, her impatience with conventional trappings, her arresting honesty." (Barbara Kingsolver, The Guardian)
"... Few novels have plumbed the psychology of a woman involved in an illicit relationship with the perception, artistry, and honesty that Kate Chopin brought to The Awakening." (The Amazon Book Review)
"A landmark work of early feminism. It appears in practically every anthology of American literature, and it is one of the most widely taught of all American novels." (Robert C. Evans, Salem Press)
"Edna's (main character) story depicts a young woman, who finds herself. But, then, she's not able to live with the consequences of her new yearnings. Chopin's work can inspire awakening in oneself while putting potential outcomes of deflated dreams into their proper perspective." (classiclit.com)
WHY DONATE: Making a professional film of this caliber takes a lot of time, and effort. Meeting our funding goal for preproduction is just the beginning. The more funding we receive, the better able we are to secure the best equipment, crew, actors, locations, set designers, costumers and production partners, without compromising the look that's so crucial to a period piece. Our vision is to produce a film in the Cinematographic style of "The Duchess." The best part of the process is meeting wonderfully skilled and talented actors and crew who are there for the sole purpose of making the best film possible and seeing a common vision come to life! Though "The Awakening" campaign, you can actively join this process and participate in achieving this vision. Are you ready?
YOUR ROLE AS A SUPPORTER:
Your support means everything to this project, and your contributing funds will be put to good use! "THE AWAKENING" campaign will allow us to begin preproduction/production activities:
Developing the screenplay:
Compensating the Writing team for their time and efforts during the script development process over the next 3-4 months.
Securing a successful, genre specific Producer: As this is a Period Drama, we need to ensure that the Producer that we bring on board is experienced with all aspects of developing, shooting and marketing this film.
Crewing up (Producing partners, Director, Line Producer, PAs, etc )
Scouting locations for the film (travel and related expenses)
Set building and dressing appropriate for the period, props, wardrobe
Other travel appropriate for the preproduction/production phases (meetings with funders, production companies, set locations/studios, etc.)
Accurately tracking the use of all funds
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