Although some of the plots in the novel were used in the movie adaptation, but there were a lot that was altered as well. The Great Gatsby story starts off with the narrator, Nick Carraway, who moved from the Midwest to New York to learn about the bond business. He lives on the island of West Egg, which across from East Egg, where his cousin Daisy and her husband, Tom Buchanan live. Nick is neighbors with a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby, who is the main protagonist of the novel and the movie. Gatsby is predominantly known for throwing extravagant parties every weekend at his mansion in West Egg.
Film Review: Mindwalk If a good movie is one that makes you think, Mindwalk must be superb. However, I haven’t even read the book it was based on and I can say that the book must have been better. The actors are laughable, and the physicists’ accent changes with each new scene. Furthermore, the transitions to each scene are as smooth as sandpaper. The purpose of this movie wasn’t, and with good reason, to be glamorous though.
The films were aimed at completely different audiences and had different purposes altogether. They were set in different eras so the audience’s response would have been different. Olivier’s’ purpose in dramatising “Henry V” was to make the English feel good about themselves. Olivier used this film to form propaganda, creating a world of pageantry in which England overcame tremendous odds to gloriously win a ... ... middle of paper ... ...gh used many of Olivier’s techniques and ideas, the purpose of the film was very different. Both films turned out to be hits even though Branagh had a restricted budget with few actors and less advanced sets and costumes than Olivier.
The original was renowned for its superior script writing, so it would be assumed that it would be obvious to take notes from the movie, yet it seems that the reboot had failed to do so to formulate a new identity. In its attempt to validate the new script, it failed to distribute the same emotions and vibe of a character trying to discover who he was. This had been quickly noticed by fans or the originals and its sequels and drew much ire for seeming to have an oppositely polarized wording when compared to the
When movies are made from novels, they most likely aren't as well performed and written as the original books, although there are some exceptions such as Forest Gump. As evidence, I believe Baz Luhrmann's production of The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the 1920's was not performed at its best. Baz Luhrmann did well with the special effects; however, he didn't do well in portraying the characters, the symbols and the setting. The special effects Baz Luhrmann decided on using, were spectacular he chose some of the most perfect music and three dimensional visuals. Luhrmann did a wonderful job when choosing the music for the movie's scenes and the soundtrack.
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window In Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock took a plot-driven short story and transformed it into a character-driven movie. Although differences must exist between text and film, because of the limitations and advantages of the different media, Hitchcock has done more than translate a word-based story into a visual movie. Aside from adding enough details to fill a two-hour movie, Hitchcock has done much to change the perspective of the story, as well as the main character. The novel’s Hal Jeffries, a seemingly hard-boiled and not overly intellectual man contrasts sharply with the photojournalist J.B. Jeffries of the movie. The addition of supporting characters, such as Lisa, diminishes somewhat the loneliness of the short story character.
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.
This allowed for the viewers to have little insight on how “careless” Nick and how “incurably dishonest” Jordan appeared to be in the novel (Fitzgerald 58). Without a side story of their own, the viewer’s perception of their personalities deviated. Instead, Nick and Jordan only served as the supporting roles to shed light on Gatsby and Daisy’s on-screen romance. This specific strategy of framing by Lurhmann highlights the imperative character development of Gatsby, providing Leonardo Dicaprio with the platform to appear as a skilled and effective
Because of observing McMurphy’s reckless actions and carefree personality, Bromden slowly releases himself from his negativity. Bromden’s growth is portrayed to some extent in Milos Forman’s movie adaptation of the movie; however, Forman’s presentation was lacking in detail as opposed to the novel. Because of Forman’s abridging of the film, the viewer’s knowledge of Bromden’s change is limited. Chief Bromden’s development in the story was evident mostly by his narrations throughout the story. Kesey created Chief’s initial character to be anxious and uncomfortable.
“The Great Gatsby” isn’t a classic novel anymore.“The Great Gatsby" is a superficially alluring film, capturing little to none of the depth created in the original novel by, Scott f. Fitzgerald. Don’t get me wrong, Baz Luhrmann’s take on “The Great Gatsby” isn’t an abomination. Every single scene is sincere and candid. However I would stop and consider what Fitzgerald, whose prose contained so much grace, controlled with such elegance, would have thought of the film: the way in which Luhrmann exerted so much energy along with time on visual effects and use of 3D, completely distracted the watcher from the book and films true core: the feelings and relationships between the characters. From the get go we can see the “The Great Gatsby” prohibition-era