The Hound Of The Baskervilles

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The Hound of the Baskervilles originally written in 1901 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an exhilarating novel about the investigation of the death of Sir Charles. There have been many different adaptations of the novel since then. One of these adaptations is the BBC productions film directed by David Attwood in 2002. The film was successful in that it can be said that it accomplished its goal of entertainment. The Hound of the Baskervilles film was similar to the original novel in the aspect of the main plot elements, but it differs from the novel in the category of characters and details. Characters of a novel or any storyline, are the parts that move the story along. By the actions, words, and thoughts of characters the author, director or the like are able to express the purpose, storyline, etc. One of the differences that the two medias have is that there are a couple characters that are left out of the film. In the novel, the character of Mr. Franklin was a man who lived near the Baskerville Hall. One of Franklin’s major contribution to the plot was that he was the one who gave information about the man living on the tor, “You’ll be surprised to hear that his food is taken to him by a child,” (Doyle 173). This would lead to Watson to find Sherlock on the tor. His daughter, Laura Lyons, is a correspondent with Mr. Stapleton, “One was Mr. Stapleton, a neighbor and intimate friend of Sir Charles,” (Doyle 163). She was suspected of helping Stapleton with the
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