Hound Of The Baskervilles Comparison Essay

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The exciting as well as renowned novel, The Hound of The Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has its contrasts with the 2002 BBC feature. Many differences were made to the film version, including changes to the characters along with the pacing. The quick pacing had a dramatic negative effect on the film, because it made it harder to bond with characters, deleted important plot points, as well as took away from suspense. The fast pace of the movie made it harder to understand, moreover, it was harder to bond with the characters. It is harder to understand what Mr. Barrymore and his wife are going through in the film because it does not explain most of their problems to a full extent. In the book Mr. Barrymore explains how close they were…show more content…
The movie showed Watson hearing footsteps coming from the hall of his room, he pursued and was able to find Barrymore signaling out to Seldon, the fugitive (BBC). In the book Watson spied on Barrymore walking the halls, but did not confront him, rather he made a plan with Sir Henry to find out what he was doing. The movie took the wonder out of what Barrymore was doing and alternately immediately told the viewers what was going on. Another moment of suspense that was deleted was the full backstory of the hound of the Baskervilles, that Mortimer read off of a transcript. “Dr. Mortimer turned the manuscript to the light and read in a high, crackling voice the following curious, old-world narrative:” (page 7). That built up suspense for the reader and made them want to understand what is on that old transcript, the movie took it away and swiftly told only a shortened explanation. The burnt letter presented to Holmes by Barrymore gave a lot of suspense to the reader, introducing a huge possible lead to the detectives. It was an important moment that was never even introduced in the book, it made the reader wonder a lot about who this person was and what she had to do with the
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