The Mortal Instruments : City Of Bones

1420 WordsOct 10, 20166 Pages
Books have been the inspiration for many movies and television series throughout the cinematic years. Film directors bring the books to life; allowing the devoted readers a chance to see their beloved stories become real. Some of these adaptations have been immensely successful, giving many of the actors a big name in the film industry, such as The Hunger Games and Pretty Little Liars. Cassandra Clare published The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2007, which made the #1 best seller list of 2013 (tmisource.com). Harald Zwart released the movie adaption, of the same name, in 2013. Then in 2016 ABC Family, now known as Freeform, developed a television show based on the book series; naming the show Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. Both of the adaptions of the book series have been praised and or criticized by readers; comparing the actors, storyline and the choice of adapting as a movie or as a television series. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (movie) and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments all maintained the same characters, such as Clary Fray, Jace Wayland, Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, and, my personal favorite, Simon Lewis, and others. Both also retained the personality of each character; Clary was written as a shy and innocent 15-year-old girl on the brink of her 16 birthday. In the movie and the television series Clary turns 18, but at different times of the storyline; in the television series Clary becomes an adult at the beginning – all the

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