Although the titles of the two works are relatively similar, the plot of each is different. If the film does not include the character, Ichabod Crane, and the reference to a Headless Horseman, the film would have no resemblance to Irving’s story. The difference in structure of plot in the two works changes the entire story. Every facet of the story is different between the two. The exposition offers the audience different stories because Ichabod has a new profession in the movie. The conflict in the two w...
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...as a film is far different from Irving’s original interpretation from 1820. By vastly changing the plot, Burton’s film fails to capture several of the elements that Irving incorporates. Both works have differences in plot, character, theme, point of view, but their setting allows the two to remain connected in their grim similarities.
Irving, Washington. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 7th ed. Vol. B. New York: Norton &, 2007. 965-985. Print.
Sleepy Hollow, Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Miranda Richardson. Paramount Pictures, 1999. Film
Bernardo, Susan. “The Bloody Battle of the Sexes in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow” EBSCO Publishing 39-43. Print.
Orr, Stanley, “A Dark Episode of Bonanza ‘Genre, Adaptation, and Historiography in Sleepy Hollow’” EBSCO Publishing 44-49. Print.
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