To begin with, there are many similarities between the book and movie To Kill A Mockingbird. For example, Tom Robinson died in an attempt to escape from prison in both the book and the movie. In my opinion Tom's death was crucial to the original story, and I believe the movie would have been seen as over-sentimental if the scriptwriters had let him live. Another important similarity between the book and movie, is the mutual fascination
Forrest’s mother thinks an education is the primary source for living a stereotypical normal life. Forrest has a totally different outlook he sees school as a playground for bullies even though he seriously believes everyone, no matter their intelligence level, deserves and has the right to an education. Thankfully, in America we have many rights and freedoms. Yet, our freedom is not free. With much respect, our freedom is earned by the bravery of many men and woman. The effects of the Vietnam War can be considered a theme in the movie, Forrest Gump. This film portrays the Vietnam War with a child-like, simplicity outlook but contains much deeper meaning like thinking about life, death, and destiny. While at war, Forrest saved Lieutenant Dan Taylor’s life, yet Lieutenant was not satisfied. He believed it was his destiny to die which put many things into perspective for Forrest such as life and death, especially after Forrest saw his best friend, Bubba, die at war. Forrest Gump stated in remembrance, “My mama always said, dyin’ was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.”
For instance, in the book Joppy knew Albright; Albright knew Todd Carter; Todd Carter knew Richard McGee as well as Matthew Terrell whereas in the movie every character denied knowing each other except Albright and Joppy. Another noticeable difference is that in the book Frank Green, Daphne’s brother ends up murdered and in the movie he lives and they both end up moving. The third noticeable difference is a character name change from the book to the movie; Matthew Teran in the book is Matthew Terrell in the movie and he ends up being murdered in the book whereas at the end of the movie he’s running for mayor. A fourth noticeable difference is the pier scene. In the book Albright and Easy meet at the Santa Monica pier and in the movie it is the Malibu pier. And the last most noticeable difference between the book and the movie is that Mouse knows Daphne Monet or shall we call her by her real name Ruby Hanks; however, in the movie the audience never finds that out. In the movie the only true thing you get to know about Daphne is that she is both black and white. Therefore, due to the many differences between the book and the movie it is confusing to the audience since it is almost like dealing with two different stories because of the plot inconsistencies.
How is a film that is based on a story be so different from the story? "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson provides a good example of this. There are both similarities and differences between the short story and film version of "The Lottery".
First off, the biggest difference is the time periods of each movie. The older movie was set in Early Renaissance times. The newer movie is set in the early ninety’s. Another difference is the use of special effects. In the
The characterizations in the film and the original book by author Winston Groom will need to be explored to fully extrapolate on what make Forrest Gump an epic in its own right. These two manifestations have noticeably different characterizations of the title character and minor characters along with additional events, or changes to the timeline.
You have the Civil Rights movement, dealing with exceptionally difficult concepts such as desegregation as well as the Vietnam War simmering beneath the world’s consciousness. Forrest Gump depicts how very chaotic and confusing it was to grow into yourself in that difficult time period. Forrest sees all through a slightly distorted point of view. He is not completely cognizant of the underlying themes of physical abuse, sex, drugs and the movement of the counter culture against Vietnam and the “establishment”. Forrest has some very dismal encounters with all of these with no complete understanding of what is going on.
The book, Of Mice and Men, and the movie, What's Eating Gilbert Grape are very similar in many ways. Despite the fact that they are very different stories, Of Mice and Men and What's Eating Gilbert Grape can be seen as parallel when analyzing the characters of George and Gilbert, Arnie and Lennie, and other similarities the stories share.
very big similarity. In my opinion, the movie was better because you could actually see whats going on,
The novel and the movie share many similarities.The book and the novel share the same problems. A example johnny and pony run away since johnny killed bob.In both johnny gets injured badly and dies.
Differences (stick with at least four)- Ponyboy has a good relationship with sodapop and gets along better with darry but still has a very good relationship with his brother. In the beginning of the book, Pony gets jumped by some Socs, but he doesn’t get cut with a knife. In the movie, they cut him. In the movie when ponyboy is talking to cherry he says how the sun on the south side and she says”good how bout the north.” In the book it's written west and east. Also in the movie johnny never got his first beating from the soc in the book he does. In the book it gave more detail and information in the movie it starts like in mid way of the book.
The movie and the book had one main thing in common; the plot. They are both about heirs coming to Sunset Towers to figure out who murdered Sam Westing for millions of dollars. The heirs are split up into pairs, and are given clues to play Mr. Westing’s game. Both the movie and the book have similar pairs, but each pair connects differently.
While the stories are somewhat similar, the actual characters and scenery are very different. On one hand, you have an older, hard working man and his small rural family that are the main focus of the actual original story. On the other hand, you have a smug, crafty women that pairs up with a young lawyer and his mother and younger sister in a bay town in America. While we still see the story take on the same basis and almost the same plot ending, you can't help but notice how different the styles are between the two.
Forrest Gump: Movie vs. book written in 1986 by Winston Groom, than later became a movie in 1994. They both talk about a man named Forrest Gump and his long life journeys, and events around the world. Even though the book and the movie explore the character Forrest Gump they both differ in various ways.
Even though the movie kept a few similarities, much of the film was different. An example of this would have to be the relationship between Forrest and Jenny. As seen in the movie, Jenny and Forrest have a close relationship from grade school to high school. Then as the movie progresses you see the transformation of their friendship slowly becomes more at the times Forrest is close to Jenny. But when they are far apart it seems like it is only Forrest who is still caring