The reader expects to feel the same way he or she did when reading the literature. It is challenging to limit revision due to the nature of film and literature being two very different ways to portray stories. It is similar to comparing an oil painting to a statue. There is also too much content in a novel to have it all put into a movie, sections of it have to be cut out (Boggs). As expected, a higher dedicated audience to a work of literature will be critical towards any given movie.
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. I enjoyed The Big Sleep by Howard Hawks, but can still recognize and appreciate the differences between it and Chandler's masterful novel. It is an objective appreciation of the two works which forms the foundation a good paper. One must look at the book as a distinct unit, look at the film as a distinct unit, and then (and only then) use one to compare/contrast the other in a critique. The film, after all, is not an extension of the novel&endash;as some would like to argue&endash;but an independent entity that can be constructed however the artist (Hawks in this case) wants.
However, perceptions between the two differ from even each other. As Lupack says: In asserting an adaptation we are not really comparing book with film but rather interpretation with interpretation - the novel that we ourselves have recreated in our imaginations, out of which we have constructed our own individualized “movie,” and the novel on which the filmmaker has worked a parallel transformation. (10) Although we do have our different perceptions about the novel and the story within it, these perceptions are, more or less, similar to each other. As these only vary so much from each other, they can still be a considerably veritable basis of comparison for the two versions of this story, the versions focused on being the novel and the the film. When comparing between our variations, we can compare the changes to see “how much of written work’s plot and characterization has been translated into the new medium, how comprehensive and intelligent an understanding of the original (its strengths, its weaknesses) underlies the translation” (Hunter 159).
Movies are made with a broader audience in mind, and are used as a means of “escaping” and unwinding. They are made with a combination of a script and the world as their stage essentially. There are multitudes of different genres of movies, from romance, horror, action, suspense, the list goes on and on. Movies take place all over the world, in a myriad of different environnements. Movies seem to captivate emotion differently than plays, and I believe that is due to the polished look of a movie.The scenes and camera angles and timings are all rehearsed and edited to perfection.
To illustrate my views on this debate, I will be comparing and contrasting the novel and film versions of William Golding's The Lord of the Flies and Toni Morrison's Beloved. While both novels and films provide their audience with a great form of entertainment, each genre has it’s pros and cons and deciding whether a novel or film tells a better story is dependent on the audiences particular preferences. Novels allow the reader to create the images, voices, and background of the story using their imagination to visualize the story for themselves. On the other hand ,a good director can take a great piece of literature and turn it into an amazing visual experience. However, the film is dependent on the directors vision and audience has little say on how the story is portrayed.
From this state he was awakened. (Bierce) However, both the story and film show that... ... middle of paper ... ...fer in order to maintain audience enjoyment and the story line tends to leave out key points one may have found vital to the anecdote. Themes contrasted immensely between the short story, provided my Bierce, and the film, directed by Enrico. Imagination verses reality and death is seen clearly through both, even if portrayed differently, while war and time are almost impossible to see in the film. The book presented the readers with more themes compared to that of the film.
Emergency and Jesus’ Son Comparing and contrasting Emergency to its film interpretation in Jesus’s son the movie is an enjoyable thing to do. This is so because although the film closely follows Denis Johnson’s style of writing and way of setting the story, there is still enough material in the film to allow the reader to make out some differences. It is important to note that this story is not based on real life events, but it is a compilation of figurative episodes of fake characters’ every day activities. In this essay I would like to compare and contrast from both the book and the movie the short story “Emergency”. When comparing, I will show how both the book and the movie go back and forth in time leaving gaps in the story line and
A good example for time alteration is the use of a montage, this can be used for training, such as that seen in Rocky, or for cleaning up a building destroyed and/or filthy from a party or years of abandonment. A montage represents the action(s) would take hours, days, or even weeks if shot in real time but because they are being shown in a film, the audience is shown flashes of scenes to represent the progress in mere minutes. Parallel editing is a favorite amongst narrative sequencing that focuses on more than one main character, in this editing multiple shots can be played side by side or cut to in rapid succession to show they are occurring at the same time, possibly referring to a convergence of two story arcs causing a change for the rest of the film. These scenes are meant to create suspense as the audience may be waiting for a detective to finally catch a long-hunted killer, a character performing a dangerous or risky action is about to be trapped in a terrible turn of coincidence, or an intense climax is about to take
Editing is not only used in the film as a method of joining events and creating a convincing timeline, but is also used as a tool to develop characters and emphasize different themes in the story. However, because the entire film is not treated with the same attention to detail, weak edit points stand out like eyesores. Yet, while hindering its overall effectiveness as a film, it is also this possession of both successful and unsuccessful editing that makes Ghost world such an excellent example of what a difference good editing can make in a production.
Narration in As I Lay Dying is bewildering at best. And at worst it is a ragged collection of thoughts and paraphrased verbatim by sporadically chosen characters in the wrong order. But no one is trying to claim that this book is normal. The most notable attribute of Faulkner’s narration is the changing narrator idea. Faulkner starts out telling the story from Darl’s po...