How can a book and a movie differ if they are telling the same story? Through the analysis of the literary components in the modern selection, the reader concludes the author and producer had much to compare. After evaluating three contemporary selections from Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Katherine Anne Porter, the reader can detect several literary components in the text and the movie to compare and contrast between.
Books are the fathers of movies: Books came before movies, and (most) movies get there content from books the director has read. Take the "Harry Potter" series for example, the first book
When people want to watch a movie that is based on a book, they usually read the book first. Well, why on earth do they do that? Well, see sometimes even though they have the same plot, sometimes things can be changed. Whether it being for entertainment purposes, or to
Is it true the books are always better than the movies? This question has plagued the world since the first creation of motion pictures. Movies often add and take away different things from books. This sometimes angers people because the things that movies take away are more often than not key factors of the plot. This is the case in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Frankenstein The Movie made in 2004. The movie added certain things to make the creature seem more human. It made the audience feel more sympathetic to it. The things the movie added was added to push the movie along.
In our world of advanced technology, we love to watch movies more than we love to read. Sitting in front of a flat-screen TV while eating popcorn and drinking soda would sound much more appealing than reading a book by the fire at night while drinking a frappucino from Starbucks.
The Pedestrian The PBS article, on film adaptation, discusses the difference between written text and film and the struggle of adapting a book into a movie. Statistically, 65 percent of all novels are adapted into a film. Stories and novels rely on the narrator to tell the story whereas, films don’t usually have a narrator. Films tend to be way shorter then a novel or story because one frame can be worth six pages of description. Films have a pro side and a con side, one con is that a film takes away your own personal perception while with any written literature, one has their own perception of a certain scenario, what a character looks like, etc. Unlike written literacy, a film has certain limits, for example, time, interaction, money, and
For instance, the book talks about how the greasers felt and how their feelings were, then in the movie, it didnt talk about it but it showed it. The way that they showed it was not as good as it was written. When reading we don't fall in love with the characters' appearance. We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, and their hearts. We fall in love with their soul. In movies we focus more on appearance and what's going on in the background, which then gets people distracted from what the character is feeling and their thoughts. On the other hand, you can see the actions of the characters in the movie, which might help you process the way they act, however with the book the author can use what he thinks and try to give people a general idea of everything. For an example in the book it talks about how Randy
The PBS article on film adaptation discusses the challenges of adopting a novel into a film and the changes film makers must make. Most of these novels that are being read in schools are being made into movies. In these movies though, the narrator disappears in the movies which
What draws people into reading a book or watching a movie? Although they have many differences, there are similarities that cannot be overlooked. The science fiction book titled Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card was adapted into a movie that received mixed reviews concerning the justification of the book. Ender Wiggins, a genius, and a nobody on Earth, was the project of higher-ups in the world government. He was to be the next Commander of the Fleet that would destroy the Formic species in the Third Invasion. First, the character development in the movie had big differences to the book although the big picture was hardly altered. Next, the plot of the movie was altered from the book in a way that would grab an audience's attention in theater,
When filmmakers of the 21st century write movie about a book almost every time they are different than the original book. Sometimes they change the book to make it more interesting, modern, or to save money and time. For example they sexualized grendels mothers to make it more interesting and
Reading a book and watching a movie is different because when you read a book you can use the world of imagination. You get to make up the characters voices, imagine what they look like, and read at the pace you want to read in.
Why in the world do they make movies so different from the book! If the idea is to make a movie that shows the book on the “big screen,” why in the world do they change so many things? Of course there are the similarities, as there always is, but the majority is different.
Behind every great movie, comes a storyline that is derived from a book however, most of the books to the movies have a great number of deviations. The screenwriters and other staff members to include the director come up with these deviations to enhance the plot in the attempt to make it a more interesting film to which in turn can make a better profit. The majority of differences that is found in films main objective is to enhance the mind. For example, when a scene has the ability to get a particular feeling out of a viewer, it is imperative to be able to understand the reasons for those feelings. The dialog and the visual effects of a scene sets a tone that differs from that of the book that it was taken from. Also, screen writers and
If you ask anyone about a book that was also made into a movie which they prefer, most of the time their response is that they preferred reading the book. Why is that? Maybe it is because books are capable of connecting with the reader on a more personal level than a movie can. That is not to say that movies are to be cursed and disliked; movies are fantastic forms of entertainment in their own way. Take the works of Anne Bradstreet for example, she wrote about the things she knew, all the events, the struggles, and the hardships that she went through fueled her writing. From those struggles we get works that are still relevant to us even today. In her poem “Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666," Bradstreet writes of her thoughts and prayers as the event unfolds. Bradstreet writes, “My sorrowing
When a person reads a book they are entranced in the plot line. They have to comprehend and understand in order to finish the book and have it make sense. Movies can just be idly watched without gaining attention or intellect. Due to this, movies do not leave an impression.