My first choice for this paper was Dr. Suess, but because he has passed away, I had to keep looking. I knew very little information about my author before writing this paper. I had read two of his books, but had no real knowledge of his personal life or past history. Tom Clancy, a successful American author of international suspense, has captured his love of military and technology and profitably employed it in the books he writes. The life of Thomas L. Clancy Jr. started like any other, but changed with the success of his work.
Hollywood’s High Noon: Moviemaking & Society Before Television. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. deCordova, Richard. Picture Personalities: The Emergence of the Star System in America. University of Illinois Press, 1990. Finler, Joel W. The Hollywood Story.
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.
Gatsby’s death. Every alteration made was for a reason. Mr. Luhrmann made these changes in order to keep the viewer intrigued in the story. Heightening Mr. Gatsby’s death was a key asset to the movie that strengthened the relationship between the viewer and Mr. Gatsby. Many novels are transformed by Hollywood in order to make a film that appeals to the audience.
There are many needed elements to writing a fiction piece, but not all are necessary to produce a good story and often some elements are more important than others. Every story needs a plot; it’s what makes the story, it gives meaning to the characters and the sequence of the story. Every so often the setting and characterization elements tell the story by itself, just as Junot Díaz ensured in Drown. Díaz showcased the setting and characterization the most allowing it to tell the story along with the plot. Díaz’s goal was to have his readers stand in the shoes of Yunior and see life through his eyes.
Unfortunately, when he first started on the show, people looked to him as being one of the most annoying cast members in the history of the show. His career almost seemed like a joke! However, Will went on to overcome his negative self-image in the world of comedy by surprisingly becoming a hit on SNL, making box-office topping movies, and using “funnies” to tune the youth into political issues. Ferrell had a rough start on SNL. However, he had gladly won the hearts of viewers as he did more impressions and skits (“Biography”).