A movie, even when it's good, doesn't often convey the feeling of the book it's based on. But in this case screenwriter Horton Foote treated the Harper Lee novel - about a Depression-era Alabama lawyer and his two children - with love and respect, and the director successfully evoked the novel's sense of childhood mystery and tenderness." (Dashiell) The same characters were the same heroes and the same characters were killed so the movie still resembles the book yet the directors choose to change some ideas around causing a different perspective while still maintaining the same morals. Some minor differences between the movie and the book include the book being much more descriptive and easier to understand where as the movie is harder to understand due to the fact that there isn't any narration. The book also has more suspense while the movie moves too fast and cuts out scenes.
As most everyone knows, there are differences between a book and it’s movie adaptation. This is applicable to the book and it’s movie counterpart To Kill a Mockingbird, as well. But aside from the differences, there are also similarities between these two. The similarities are quite apparent, the movie plot mainly follows the basic plot that the book took, leaving the viewer’s with a sense of accomplishment, as this is sometimes not achieved in the highest degree. Scout still has a brother, Jem.
The viewer through the movie’s suspense could cry, laugh out loudly and find pieces of his or her life in it even though it is a fictional artistic creation. The protagonist of the movie “Forrest Gump” not only participates actively in historical events of America but also meets personally the artistic and political personalities of that time. All the elements of movie, such as artistic, literary, musical, or cinematographic focus on a weird protagonist but a brilliant idiot, who through a metaphoric interaction with a feather not only opens and closes scenes of the movie but also amplifies the main message for the audience. Despite the fact that the human destiny is predicted or not a person should live like a feather, floating in the air because life is like a box of chocolates that no one knows what it has inside. It is this message that Forrest gives in similar way with a randomly floating of feather on a breeze.
Pioneering Space "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Those words, spoken by Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, have passed into history. Their emotional delivery, their meaning, and the historically monumental event they commemorate make them some of the most famous words ever spoken. Anyone who was old enough to remember the time can probably remember exactly where he or she was and what he or she was doing when man first walked on the moon. Along with the inscription on the plaque placed at the point of the landing ("we came in peace for all mankind"), Armstrong's words are often enough to bring tears to the eyes of nearly every American and indeed much of the world.
And somewhere in the terror of freedom, we saw two Americans walk on the moon. It was while staring at that crystalline sphere hovering above us that we pondered the scope of our opportunity. On that warm summer night it was a miracle of technology, a step into a new world, a celebrated triumph. We engaged in a political race to the moon against the Communists with a democratic pride that launched us to a new age of scientific exploration. They were footsteps that would be talked about for centuries bringing information that would influence us for decades.
The relationship that Toby has with his mother is a very strong bond. That is evident in the film and the book. But what Toby lacks in both versions of this story is a good father figure, which his mother seems to be always on a journey to find for him. Early in the book Toby has several misadventures with bad influences, whether they are friends or father-like figures. Roy seems to be one of the first influences to really catch the reader’s eye.
Undeniably, Krakauer’s transcendentalist appeal format and Sean Penn’s Byronic appeal both have their benefits and drawbacks in recapturing the life story of the rather arcane Chris McCandless. However, the precise accuracy and constant focus on McCandless in the movie, in conjunction with the Byronic and romantic theme, best brings out the true meaning of his life story. The portrayal of McCandless’s parents truly illustrates how he felt about his early life, and perhaps hints at the driving forces for his cross-country extravaganza. The film includes scenes of heated arguments and disputes between Walt and Billie McCandless. One includes them physically confronting each other, while Chris and his sister Corine are cowering in fear.
The Maltese Falcon: Book Vs. Movie Many time in our lives, we have seen the transformation of novels into movies. Some of them are equal to the novel, few are superior, and most are inferior. Why is this? Why is it that a story that was surely to be one of the best written stories ever, could turn out to be Hollywood flops? One reason is that in many transformations, the main characters are changed, some the way they look, others the way they act.
Jonathan Demme. By Ron Nyswanger. Perf. Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, and Joanne Woodward. TriStar Pictures, 1993.