The character plays a huge part in the second book, as one of the leaders of the faction less, but in the movie, he was not sent to the faction less. This part, was the part I was looking forward to the most in the movie, I was at the edge of my seat when the part of the movie correlated with the book, but it never happened. This problem is... ... middle of paper ... ...the shows or movies themselves leave me on the verge of hating the series altogether. I realize that the show shouldn't be exactly as the book, word by word, however, having it so that things can be expected easily, or having it so that key factors in the book were left out in the show or movie, is something I cannot fathom. Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to that has the same reading interests as me, they all agree that the show or movie made out of the stories are not nearly as good as the stories themselves.
The first time I saw the film adaptation of a book I had read, I was appalled at the changes that had been made to the story. Both “Gone With the Wind”, the movie, and “Gone With the Wind”, the book, tell an epic story of life in Georgia at the time of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era and the effect of the war on the life of a spoiled Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara. But there are significant differences in the characters, events and perspectives that made me realize that a screen adaptation will never be able to capture the details and background stories that are included in a novel. Characters . For those who have never read the book, the characters are defined by the actors who portrayed them and not necessarily by the way they were described by the author.
In the film they left out lots of important scenes. The movie seemed rushed. They should’ve made the movie with each and every scene, even if it would’ve been five hours long. There are people who are big fans of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and then seeing how the film didn’t use every scene makes it disappointing to watch. An example of some differences were in the courtroom scene.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is one of the most successful books of all time, which is read by many people and is still making an impact on lives today and over 50 years ago. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most successful books of all time. It was published on July 11, 1960 (Neary). It instantly became popular, and rose to the best- sellers list and stayed there for 88 weeks (The Big Read). Since then, it has sold more than 30 million copies (Flood).
This book made a sales record in both the novel and on the screen (Turan 11). It ended up grossing over $913 million total in ticket sales and holds the privilege of being the top selling live action movie ever on home video (Wall Street Journal B5). It was such a success that its director, Steven Spielberg,
After reading the novel and watching the movie, I also feel the movie version did not accurately renovate the original novel. With various important scenes missing, confusion about the main character, and an indistinct recreation of the plot, Forman did not precisely revive the authentic purpose into his film. Because films are usually interpreted a bit differently than novels, Forman knew that Kesey’s story had to be edited and changed to fit a new format, as well as updated to be relevant 13 years later; he decided to delete and tweak plenty of scenes from the novel. In Kesey’s story, Maxwell Taber, a patient in the ward, has already been released before Randle McMurphy, the protagonist, has been admitted into the hospital; but he was present throughout most of the movie. Not to mention, Charles Cheswick, the first patient to support McMurphy’s future rebellions, drowns in the hospital pool about halfway through the novel; he never dies in the movie version.
But I do not think so. Over the past years, many love stories (movies) have came out that I think are better love stories than Romeo and Juliet. If these stories would have came out 400 years ago, then they would probably be just as well known and publicized as Romeo and juliet is today. Also, I do not like the play because it does not correspond well with current times and current ways of love and culture. That may be the reason so many people like it, because it is a classic, but it is one of the reasons why I do not.
Following this, the book quickly climbed the bestsellers list and remained at the top for 88 weeks, this only continues to prove how enormously successful the novel is (Harper). To Kill a Mockingbird sold the largest number of copies (Book), at one million copies per year (O'Neill). More than thirty million copies were sold worldwide and has been translated into more than forty languages (Kill). The book has won the Pulitzer Prize (Murphy), and in 2011 Lee won the National Medal of Arts (Harper). Our National Novel (O'Neill), was also voted best novel of the twentieth century (Kill), and is considered the most influential book of all time beating the Bible (Mcelwaine).
Have you ever thought about when a producer makes a movie out from a well- known novel, how many scene will actually stick to the original story? It has been a trend that the movie industries tend to dismiss many details from the original book in order to gain more rating or revenue from the movie. On the other hand, many viewer will argue or dislike the fact that the movie industries disrespect the author of the book. Recently I got the chance to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and watch the 2013 version’s movie. While the book and the film are pretty similar; there is one major different between the book itself and the movie.
Gladiator is a perfectly well rounded movie that adds the best of all worlds to create the masterpiece seen today. Ridley Scott’s masterpiece, Gladiator, was released to the public in 2000. Received with initial success and regarded as one of the best movies of the year, during its release in 2000, Gladiator had received numerous awards. The film was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, winning five including Best Picture, twelve BAFTA Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards, winning two including Best Original Score. AFI’s 100 Heroes and Villains, which rates the one hundred best heroes and villains in films in the past one hundred years, rated Maximus Decimus Meredius, played by Russell Crowe, as the fiftieth best hero character in the past one hundred years, also Empire Magazine rated Maximus as the thirty-fifth greatest movie character of all time.