Maria Arellano Period 4 Pride and Prejudice: Differences Between the Movie & the Book When filming a novel, especially one as well-known as Pride and Prejudice, differences can be observed between every adaptation that is made. These differences mainly arise from different opinions concerning the actual conceptual message of the book and therefore lead to rather different intentions of what an adaptation should be about. Hence the fact that no matter which book is turned into a movie, there are going to be different things between the two. Although there were some differences between the novel and the movie, to an extent the movie is still able to depict what Austen wanted her readers to take from the book even though there were some major changes. They say that the “first-impression” you leave on someone, will create a lasting impression, which will lead to the creation of their opinion on you.
Every other movie today seems to be taken from a novel. This is not necessarily terrible, but there are a few guidelines when it comes to converting a novel into film. The utmost critical aspect is preserving the theme. Theme is the large and small ideas which aid in explaining the actions and events in a work of literature or film. This can be accomplished through the handling of characters and their relationships with others or their own morals and values.
Although the scenes differentiate, the story itself is much alike. Instead... ... middle of paper ... ...e starring role in the film. In general, the fact that it is a movie allows us to see what is happening instead of going into depth as in the novel; therefore, the makers of the film decided the theme to be based on what is actually occurring. This may be a reason why the journey was selected as the theme,since it took up most of the time throughout the film. In brief, the film version of “The Odyssey” differentiates from the novel because of the changed scenes, along with their arrangement and underlying theme.
... ... middle of paper ... ... To say both the book and the movie of To Kill a Mockingbird were closely related would be an understatement. Though neither was better or worse, the movie and the book were completely different. Minor differences between the movie and the book include one being easy to read due to narration, and one moving too fast causing the story to be rather predictable. Major differences that changed the whole viewpoint of the story consist of missing characters and characters perceived differently, important scenes left out, and the different was the book and the movie represent the characters and relationships. Overall, the book represents two children trying to enjoy their childhood while becoming good people in the process and the movie is based around a wrongful trial of a black man in the South.
However, the film is dependent on the directors vision and audience has little say on how the story is portrayed. I would rather read novels than watch films because novels provide better story experiences for their audiences through its increased creative freedom through imagination, lack of time limits, increased exposure, and the social experience it provides. I will be using two novels turned films for my analysis of this topic. I will be using examples from Golding's The Lord of the Flies and Morr... ... middle of paper ... ...lling stories than films. Novels are better than films because they give their audience complete creative control over how they visualize the story.
Generally, movie adaptations of books are not exact replicas of the original. The reason is mainly that the original storyline needs to be modified in order to quench the audience's thirst for action, whereas those who read books usually enjoy the slow, steady build-up of a valuable plot which will never be replaced by movies. Moreover, books allow the reader’s imagination to roam free, but movies can offer a new and different perspective. The fictional novel The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White and its animated counterpart, also named The Sword in the Stone, by Disney are no exception.
This is mainly because the book has more characters and chapters, which are able to keep the reader informed and interested. Still, the movie is shorter so that people who want a quick summary of the storyline can get it, The book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, had many characters that the movie didn’t. Some of these characters include: Peeves, Irma Prince, Piers Polkiss, Professor Binns, Augusta Longbottom, Hermes, Pomona Sprout, Madam Malkin, Ronan, Terry Boot, Padma Patil, Hannah Abbott, Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, and Bane. Peeves is a poltergeist and in the book he had a very important role of being a nuisance to students and teachers by throwing water balloons at them and making rude comments towards them. By not including Peeves in the movie the story line was somewhat changed because there were many scenes in which Peeves played an important role.
The Big Sleep: Movie vs. Novel Film and literature are two media forms that are so closely related, that we often forget there is a distinction between them. We often just view the movie as an extension of the book because most movies are based on novels or short stories. Because we are accustomed to this sequence of production, first the novel, then the motion picture, we often find ourselves making value judgments about a movie, based upon our feelings on the novel. It is this overlapping of the creative processes that prevents us from seeing movies as distinct and separate art forms from the novels they are based on.
This was a typical but captivating novel coming from Sparks and it was felt that the film did not live up to its literary predecessor. The film loosely follows the novel. The outcomes were kept the same overall, but many of the fine points and means to the end were different. The film adaption of the Sparks’ novel, The Last Song, was not better than the novel. The setting of the film was almost about the same as read in the novel.
Through using different sources, the fact that the novel is more developed than the film is strongly reinforced. The novel provides descriptions of the symbols, characters, and the setting. The symbols are clear in the novel. On the other hand, symbols are not present on the film. Characterization is well developed in the novel, but there is little characterization in the film.