Gone with the Wind is one of my favorite love stories of all time. Margaret Mitchell wrote the beautiful story in 1928 and first published in 1936. The book is one of the best-selling novels to this date. Shortly after the book was published, it sold over one million copies within six months, as well as being awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The book immediately caught the eye of a young producer named David O. Selznick who immediately purchased the film rights for $50,000. The movie was just as big of a hit as the novel. Gone with the Wind won ten Academy Awards out of thirteen nominations. By today’s box office records, after adjusting for inflation, Gone with the Wind is still the most successful film in box office history. (IMdB) This …show more content…
In the novel Scarlett has a son named Wade, with Charles Hamilton. There is no mention of Wade in the film. In the movie and the novel, Charles dies of pneumonia while fighting in the Civil War, leaving Scarlett as a widow at the age of seventeen. Her biggest concern at that time is not being able to go to parties and having to wear black.
Scarlett travels to Atlanta with her servant, Prissy after the death of Charles to stay with Melanie, her pregnant sister-in-law. While in Atlanta a battle breaks out and the town is in shambles. Melanie goes into labor.. Scarlett sends Prissy to go and get the Doctor who is caring for the wounded soldiers. Prissy tells Scarlett she can’t go out with all of the canons and shooting, but that she can “birth that baby; I birth babies all the time.” Scarlett goes out and returns without the doctor who is unable to come. In the book, Scarlett despises Melanie and wishes she and the baby would both die; while in the movie Scarlett is portrayed as being somewhat concerned for Melanie.
Melanie and Scarlett both start their journey home with Rhett Butler, a blockade runner who has shown a strong interest in Scarlett. Because the South was rapidly losing men as well as the Civil War, Rhett makes a decision to join the Army to help the South. He has taken Scarlett halfway home at this point when he stops the carriage and gets out. She is terrified to
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When one hears the title I Am Legend being mentioned, they usually associate it with Will Smith and the terrific job he did in portraying the protagonist of the story Robert Neville. However, what they typically leave out is the equally terrific job done by author Richard Matheson coming up with the storyline and writing the original book version. While Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic science fiction book, I Am Legend, and Francis Lawrence’s post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, I Am Legend, both have similarities and differences, in the end, the original book version prevails mainly because the movie version alters the original storyline too much.
Buck lives in Judges Millers estate at the beginning of both the book and the movie. He is then kidnapped by Manuel, the gardener. He is sold to dog salesmen heading to Alaska. He is disciplined by the Law of Club and Fang. The man in the red sweater takes Buck out of the cage and repeatedly beats him. Buck continues to try to attack until he is to week to fight. He then learns the law of Club and Fang.
Rarely has a film impacted an audience and held the test of time as the film Gone with the Wind. I have always been curious if director, Victor Fleming and producer, David O. Selznick and screenplay writer, Sidney Howard knew what they were creating a masterpiece and how this film would have such an enormous impact on audiences for years to come. Interestingly enough there were some who thought the film should not be made, as Irving Thalberg said to Louis B. Meyer in 1936, “Forget it Louis, no Civil War picture ever made a nickel” (Ten Films that Shook the World).
“We've all got both light and dark inside of us, what matters is the part we choose to act on, that's who we really are.” –Sirius Black. Black’s quote can be applied to most of the situations presented to the characters in Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlett Letter. Many secrets remain held within that truly reveal who the characters are. Nevertheless, there are scenarios in the story that show more than one side to the character. In the book, and just like in many other scenarios, there are two sides to each character, a light side and a darker side. Light and dark imagery, alluding to the larger conflict between good and evil, is present throughout
Comparing Hope Leslie or Early Times in Massachusetts and The Scarlett Letter is interesting because at first glance both novels don’t appear to have much in common aside from having a female protagonist and taking place within Puritan society of early America. (keep but not as first sentence). However, despite obvious differences between both novels such as the character presentation of the female protagonists in Hope Leslie who range from the free-spirited Hope Leslie, obedient Puritan Esther, and character of Magawisca as a noble but proud Native American contrasts with the Hester Prynne’s presentation as a shamed but deeply contemplative woman in The Scarlett Letter. The different purposes all these characters each serve in their respective stories begins to show commonality in that Hope Leslie’s Hope, Esther, and Magawisca and The Scarlett Letter’s Hester Prynne all have to overcome the adversity and social expectations with Puritan society so they can follow their hearts and do what they feel is right by relying on their wit, intelligence, and inner strength. By examining how both Hope Leslie and Hester Prynne overcome the challenges they face in their respective Puritain socities it will be easier to observe how these novels presentation of their female protagonist illustrates the gender politics of each text.
The cannonade of the century began as Aunt Pittypat abandoned Scarlett and a very pregnant Melanie to flee to Macon. As Sherman got closer, Melanie got worse, Scarlett stayed with her out of her love for Ashley. Rhett challenged her love for Ashley and eventually asked Scarlett to be his mistress which she outright refused as he was amused by her. This is the first time where Scarlett thinks about loving him and he is only affirmed in his love for her because he knew she would refuse. Weeks passed and Atlanta was deserted all but Scarlett, Melanie, and hundreds of wounded soldiers and refugees. And of course, the day that Sherman decided to press forward would be the day that Melanie went into labor. Scarlett and Prissy delivered the baby as the last of the army retreated from the city. Scarlett had Prissy get Rhett and his horse and carriage. When he did, he asked Scarlett where she wanted to go and she said Tara. Regardless of logic or fear she wanted to go home, like a child wanting their mother. Scarlett is a selfish person never lifting a finger to help anyone unless it’s in her own interests. But she loves Tara selflessly because Tara will always be home. I love and relate to this part so much, because for Southerners home is more than where you live, it is your identity. And the importance of Tara to Scarlett continues on into the book because Tara is where Scarlett’s heart
There are many differences between the book; To Kill a Mockingbird and the movie. Some differences are easy to spot and some aren’t. Many things that are in the book aren’t in the movie. Many of these things you don’t need, but are crucial to the plot of the book. Movies and books have differences and similarities, but many things in books MUST be included in the movie.
Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein begins by introducing Lizzie Allbauer and Rosanna McGreevey. These two are cousins living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Lizzie has lived there her whole life with her Father, Mother, and 2 brothers. Rosanna is Lizzie’s cousin, she moved out of her parents house in Virginia and in with her sister, Margaret, and Margaret’s two kids.
"It's a sin to kill a mockingbird," explains Atticus Finch to his children (To Kill Dir. Robert Mulligan). Neither the novel nor film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is better than one another, just different. "It's no secret that adapting a novel to film can be a perilous affair. A movie, even when it's good, doesn't often convey the feeling of the book it's based on. But in this case screenwriter Horton Foote treated the Harper Lee novel - about a Depression-era Alabama lawyer and his two children - with love and respect, and the director successfully evoked the
As most everyone knows, there are differences between a book and it’s movie adaptation. This is applicable to the book and it’s movie counterpart To Kill a Mockingbird, as well. But aside from the differences, there are also similarities between these two.
change how people saw the "Old South". This movie quickly became a smash hit and went on to become the #1 movie of all time and still holds the title, as we were reminded of at the Oscars last year. The movie was "Gone with the Wind". It was directed by Victor Fleming, and based off of the book written by Margaret Mitchell. This movie was made to portray one of the most difficult times in American History, and it shows the struggle America went through during the
Neither the novel nor film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is superior to the other, just different. In the book you delve more into the separate characters while in the film you see the relationships in action. The book gives you a broader view of everything, but at the same time the movie points out everything that seems important. Lastly, the novel shows Scout as a girl caught in the middle, when the movie seems to paint Scout as a girl without a inkling of what is going on.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a beloved novel published in 1960. After reading the novel there were some moments and people that I found particularly enjoyable. My favorite part of the novel was when the children went to Boo Radley's house to try to get a look at him. In addition, Atticus Finch was my favorite character in the novel. In my opinion the book was very good. I felt that it really showed the thoughts and actions, both good and bad, of the people in the South during the time of the Great Depression. At some points it was sad and at others it was comical but overall it conveyed the message that it was trying to send and everyone could learn something from it.
The Hunger Games, the introductory novel in a trilogy book series written by author Suzanne Collins in 2008, is a young adult novel that surrounds a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen in a futuristic tale of a teenager who defies all odds when they are stacked against her. She is shaken to the core with sacrifice, adversity and danger when she finds herself forced to compete in a televised series of games where there is only one survivor. Not only does she want to live, but she has an incredible sense of responsibility to her family that she’s left behind. The film based off of the best selling novel, also entitled, “The Hunger Games,” premiered in March 2012. Director Gary Ross does a great job of incorporating the plot, setting and
First of all, a British soldier by the name of Lieutenant John Andre is forced to stay at the Calderwood home, due to a lack of sleeping arrangements. As strong Patriots, this is difficult for Sophia and her family, due to the fact that they could no longer speak