Books and movies are two completely different mediums in which audiences can enjoy a story. They seem different when one thinks about it, and it is true. Numerous points come to mind when we contrast a volume and its featured motion picture. However, both have several similarities than neutralize the differences. Take The Outsiders for instance, a novel by author S.E.
When the prince arrives at Cinderellas’ house the step sisters both try to convince the Prince the shoes belongs to each of them; one sister cuts off her toes to make her foot fit and the other cuts off her heel to fit into the gold slipper. The prince believes both sisters at first until the help of the Cinderellas’ birds, the prince realizes what they have done and the shoe does not belong to them. The birds sing “Back again! Back again! For she is not the true one that sits by thy side”.
While the movie is great it strays pretty far from the actual story. Pocahontas the movie and the real Pocahontas has a lot of similarities and differences. Some of the similarities from the movie to real life is why and who was there. The Indians were there before the Europeans and the Europeans were on the search for more
Books and movies have been around for many years and lately movie directors have been making more and more movies based off of books. Most people do not know that around 50% of movies are based off of books. Although, it really depends on what people mean when a movie is “based” off a book. Some directors say a movie is based off a book, but has a different plot and seems totally different. 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.
The Great Gatsby is a classic story that started as a book and has been made into four different movies that all have different adaptations, although how much do the characters truly differ in these variations. I have observed, the book, the 1974 movie, and 2013 movie for the reason that these seem to be considered the utmost popular. While reading and watching these, I have noticed that the characters don’t differ that much, nevertheless how each version differs tends to focus on different characters in greater amounts than others. In the book, it seems to focus the greatest amount on Nick, Gatsby, and Daisy, whereas in the 1974 version it focuses deeper about Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom, and in the 2013 version it focuses on Nick, Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. Consequently, what all of these seem to have in common is that Gatsby and Daisy always seem to catch the spotlight.
He could not see through Daisy’s selfishness and thus allowed Daisy to use him to relive her glory days. Jay was blinded by his love for the Daisy he used to know, and later died, still blinded by the past. Lastly, in chapter 26, Foster explains how authors tend to put irony into many works of literature, he claims, “Nearly all writers employ irony sometimes, although the frequency of occurrence varies greatly” (Foster 244). There are a lot of ironies present in The Great Gatsby, Nick states, “Nobody came” (Fitzgerald 186). Jay Gatsby threw huge parties in which many people attended.
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.
A book is an extension of your imagination everything you see while reading is completely unique to anyone else which is why books are so appealing to people. A movie however is a visual representation of someone else (primarily the director's) vision of the book. There's a distinct difference between the two when a book is being made into a movie you lose in the process your will to make it appear visually however you want. The current comparison is between the 1974 film of The Great Gatsby and the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some movies are better than others when it comes to portraying the book in the same light as it was written and this movie does a good job of making the book come to life except three keys important details.
Great Gatsby Comparison and Differences The movie The Great Gatsby and the book The Great Gatsby have many similarities and differences. Some of the characters, and some of the scenes are very alike, but at the same time, they are not alike. In this paper, you will be reading about some of the major similarities and some of the major differences between the characters in the book, the characters in the movie, the scenes from the book, and the scenes from the movie. The first major difference you will be reading about will occur right at the beginning of the movie and book where Nick is talking to a doctor who is working with him on his alcohol problems. In the book, it is hard to tell who Nick is talking to but in the movie, you can tell that he is talking to a doctor or therapist.
After the events Nick went through, it is understandable that he needs to talk about everything that happened. Based off the book, the movie is extremely similar. However, the flaws exist. Some of the scenes became over the top and extravagant. The scene at Myrtle and Tom’s apartment seemed slightly overdone.
It described everything, the setting and the mood. It had more narration so the reader could understand what is happening. Secondly, the movie. The movie was different than the book. It had some parts that were in the book, but it lacked some details.