Book vs. Movie: Which One Portrays the Theme the Best? Essay

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With the constant streaming of new movies and television shows available, moviegoers tend to watch them for fun. They see an entertaining movie about conflict that sparks the sense of adventure in them. But do they really grasp what the movie can teach the viewers? With today’s society, the themes are lost in the entertainment purposes. However, books have developed to do what a movie does and so much more. In this way books give life to all people that read them. When a person reads a book they are entranced in the plot line. They have to comprehend and understand in order to finish the book and have it make sense. Movies can just be idly watched without gaining attention or intellect. Due to this, movies do not leave an impression.…show more content…
The movie based off of Inkheart by Cornelia Funke takes out many scenes that are important to the book. They also change the entire ending so it throws off the original themes and meanings in the book. This movie did a terrible job with connecting the two pieces together and left many people upset with the ending. The book was a glorified version of the movie when compared. That is how it should be. Inkheart was not the only book that changed when turned into a movie. Tuesday’s with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, is another example of a movie that changes what the book intended. The movie did a great job of portraying the book though it did make some changes that changed the focus of the movie. Instead of fully receiving the concept of “it is never too late,” the lesson that anyone can have an impact on another person is shown. Though these are very similar, they are not the same. The way it is portrayed tends to leave a stronger message with the book then it does in the movie and that makes all the difference. This is the same for the Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
In this movie, they take out many parts from the book. This does not necessarily change a lot of the initial concepts but it has an effect. When something is taken out, like a suicide attempt, it takes the intensity out of the movie that was received from the book. Though the movie teaches the lesson that the book does, it does not have the strength it did as in the book. That connect people get from reading
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