Sometimes, filmmakers put different emphasis from authors of the books. They may agree or disagree with the authors, and this is projected through the messages they convey in their films. The article “A Critical History of Film Adaptation” also elaborates an illustration of this. A distinctive commentary about slavery is presented in the adopted film of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in 1999. The original novel version only introduces slavery as a mere reference, while in the movie it is included as one of the highlights.
Wong and Tsai’s difference in city representation could be due to Auteurism. Auteurism is a term arose in French during 1940s by the cinematic theorists André Bazin and Alexandre Astruc purposing a film should bear its director’s signature (Nelmes 151). As Wong and Tsai take different creative visions on the city, so their movies also being shot in a dissimilar way. Wong is more links to the French Cinephilia. He is passionate to filmmaking but he never attends formal film school, so his movies follow the Hong Kong New Wave and remove from the classical narration (Yau 31).
It was able to properly depict the scenes in the novel and its main events. It is not completely detailed, nevertheless the audience can interpret and accurately relate the sequence of the events from the novel. The film was enjoyable, the ambiance and story provided a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are obstinately addressed. At the beginning of the film, Nick Carraway, narrates from a doctor’s office and this effectively distinguishes the present and the past because he is speaking in the present however when he shifts to the past so does the scene. The message that is being portrayed is that the American-dream is not the root of all happiness as it may be displayed.
Comparing The Book The Great Gatsby to the Film Many literary works have been adapted into movies, however, books offer more detailed information to the audience compared to the movies. The Great Gatsby is an example of a novel that was adapted into a movie directed by Baz Luhrmann. According to Batchelor, even though the movie and the book can be compared, the film does not stay true to the original text (45). However, Luhrmann is not the only producer that has stayed true to the original authors writing. Nonetheless, he stays true to the theme and the plot of the original story.
The Same Story Seen Through Different Eyes Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Coraline: If you have ever read a novel and also watched the movie of the same story, you would most likely have noticed some obvious differences and similarities in both. The graphic novel Coraline by Neil Gaiman and the movie Coraline directed by Henry Sellick also falls under the same concept. For instance, Miss. Spink and Miss. Forcible’s personalities have completely been exaggerated in the film from the original graphic novel.
Markowitz the director made many good decisions in this adaptation as well as a few costly mistakes that made the importance of the book and plot line of Fitzgerald’s book. Although the book and movie are very similar these few, but important differences change the understanding of
So, in order to keep true to the book, directors keep the plot relatively the same, but there are a few times they decide to change the message entirely by changing just a few key events. An example of this is the short story “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut and the film 2081 directed by Chandler Tuttle. Although the short film if based off of the short story, there are significant changes to the tone, plot, and characterization that creates a more inspiring message than in the short story. The first significant change in the film is the action and dialogue of the main character, Harrison Bergeron. In the short story, most people see Vonnegut’s character as an immature fourteen year-old boy.
A MGM film was created based on the novel directed by Gary Sinise, in 1992. The film and the novel presents their audiences with different versions of the story, making the audiences debate which one is stronger. Overall, the film is more effective than the novel because of its imagery and the added scenes. The film captivates the audience using imagery with scenes that focus on the theme of friendship. An illustration of imagery is shown in a scene where George is taking care of Lennie after the fight between Lennie and Curley.
This is one of the ways the two films are quite different; the former is grand and dramatic, like when Paul used an axe to break down Paula’s door to reach her; and the latter is more “realistic” in that we are expecting Ralph to show up again like Paul, but instead he just completely disappears in the film uneventfully. There is no closure to that plot line like we normally expect from a fictional story. The Legend of Paul and Paula feels more like a romantic loneliness, while Solo Sunny feels like a more general loneliness. In The Legend of Paul and Paula, Paula is shown to be have some happiness outside of her relationship with Paul; this is best shown when she is working in the store and starts singing, causing a crowd of people to sing with her. She also has children that she obviously cares for.
The process of this transformation allows the best approach to an understanding of the differences and similarities that exist between these two modes of representation i.e. film and literature. This trend ‘seems’ uncommon in Bollywood; but over the years with commercial successes, films that were based on novels and short stories were silently ingrained and some among them were official adaptations and the others “inspirations”. Of course, cinematic adaptations of Hollywood are path breaking in many ways but the glimpses of history of Bollywood showcases that Indian