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Compare And Contrast Harry Potter Book Vs Movies

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Unlike the magical world that the author, J.K. Rowling created, the only magic one can experience can come out of the pages of a novel. Reading is an outlet where one can explore new realms and to live alongside captivating characters a fictional world. When a story is so captivating, a reader can visualize what the author has written on paper; the possibilities for imagination are endless. Over the years, our favorite novels have become movies; some meeting the expectations, other not so much. However, a film can give a limited visual representation of the author’s story, characters, setting, and theme. Sometimes directors can change the story to fit their vision, ruining the author’s original story. Books occur to be better than movies because…show more content…
It is that the mood of the story that draws the reader into the book. The director of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire changed the story’s overall mood in the film. For example, the mood in the films was much darker than what it was in the book. In the books, there was much witty banter between the characters, humorous moments, and there was a homey feel in the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s burrow (Rowling). In the film, the director also left out such scenes and details to jump around between major action scenes. Philip Nel stated in “Bewitched, bothered, and bored: Harry Potter, the Movie” that, “The accumulation of minor details can create a markedly different experience between a book and a film, which may explain why my students who read the novel first seemed to be so critical of the film. The movie looks like the places in the book but it doesn 't "feel" like them because these little details accumulate (Nel)”. It is these missing little details that catch us off guard when watch a film based off a book; we expect those little details to be in the movie. Another example would be that the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione did not seem as fluid as it was in the books. Throughout the story, the “Golden Trio” is most often found doing their homework or playing chess in the common room
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