The Film Adaptation Of Defiance By Nechama Tec

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In the Modern Age, adaptation of stories of film has become commonplace in the film industry. These films seek to bring stories into the visual spectrum, so that we can not only learn these stories but also get the feel of what the people went through. Defiance written by Nechama Tec, tells the stories of the Bielski Brothers and their struggle for survival in the second World War. The Bielski Brothers created a community in the woods under the leadership of Tuvia Bielski, a community that welcome all and provided for those trying to escape the violent oppression of the Third Reich. A film adaptation by the same name directed by Edward Zwick, starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber attempt to bring this story into the theatrical world. While entertaining the film adaptation of Defiance only provides a snapshot of the events that happened to Jews and others in and around Nowogródek and Lida in the German-Occupied Poland. One of the failing of the film adaptation is that it fails to bring the “real” stories in the same way the book does. The book was written through historical study, but as well as through interview of the people that lived in the Bielski otriad. These people throughout the book provide commentary on the many events that took place within the otriad. These commentaries, some from people who were saved by the otriad, others by Tuvia himself, providing a human element that is lost in the film. These people suffered for over two years in the forest after losing

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