The Perfect Storm

872 WordsMay 12, 20044 Pages
The Perfect Storm Compare & Contrast :: Movie to Book The Perfect Storm is a novel written by Sebastian Junger, that retells the horrific story of fishermen and sailors who were caught in the eye of the worst storm in history. The book mainly focuses on the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat, with a crew of 6 men, who disappeared without a trace deep into the northern atlantic sea. In the year 2000, almost 10 years after the tragic event took place, a motion picture, perfectly titled, The Perfect Storm which was based on the novel was released. There were subtle to few changes in the plot line of the story, however there were many differences among the book and movie. The movie is very intact…show more content…
Unlike the book, which ended on the note that no trace of the Andrea Gail was ever found after its last signal was made, the movie had a different ending. The movie depicted that all of the men on board the Andrea Gail had died in the boat, gasping for their last breathes as the water deprived them of air. All except Bobby Shatford, the main character, who managed to swim out of the boat and float amongst the water. The movie ended at the funeral of the six men who died on the Adrea Gail, where their family members shed tears and talked to embrace and reminisce the lives of those men. Although there were many differences, as far as the book to the movie, the main idea of both was to demonstrate the brave struggle between the 6 men aboard the Andrea Gail, and "the perfect storm". Neither the both nor the movie failed to achieve their
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