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American Sniper Research Paper

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Have you ever seen the movie American Sniper and read the book is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, if so, did you notice any differences? The book that will be used is American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle and comparing to the movie American Sniper. Chris Kyle wrote American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, after his death Clint Eastwood made the movie American Sniper in his honor. The movie American Sniper is a true story based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, but the movie has some major differences. Chris Kyle was…show more content…
Military History and the movie American Sniper, but there are also many differences. Like in the first scene of the movie Chris shoots a child and a mother but in the book, he only shoots the mother. Some other differences in the book and the movie are “The movie has Chris’ brother in it and that he walked in on his ex-girlfriend sleeping with another man, but that did not happen in the book” (Duckworth). In the movie, Kyle and other SEALs pursued a man named "the Butcher" but Kyle never mentions anyone named "the Butcher" in American Sniper. He was created to help give the film a dramatic arc. The movie shows Kyle in a rodeo before finding his girlfriend in bed with another man, ‘while Chris Kyle participated in “saddle bronco bustin” from high school into college, his rodeo career ended when a bronco flipped and he left with some minor injuries” (Duckworth). Neither his brother nor an unfaithful girlfriend are mentioned in the book. He approached the recruitment office to enlist, not, as the movie suggests, because he witnessed American lives lost on the news, but because he had always intended to join the military following school. In the movie, Ryan Job (or “Biggles”) is shot in the head and blinded by Syrian sniper Mustafa, but survives long enough to propose to his girlfriend. He dies soon after, and that death defines Kyle’s fourth tour in Iraq…show more content…
They would argue that details lost within the book such as the childhood of Chris Kyle are irrelevant and do not provide any additional and or useful information to help the audience understand the story. In an article about the movie the author said “. It was raw, and very real. It showed just how vicious a toll multiple deployments into battle can have on a man’s life, both professionally and personally (“American Sniper Is a Good Movie but The Book Is
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